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April 10-11: Vanessa Carlton, Eleanor Coppola, 78/52, James Erlich, NF, Song of Thanks, Hank Parker

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Vanessa Carlton is playing old favorites on her “Earlier Things Live” tour, which comes to the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy Jesse Deflorio)


Vanessa Carlton: The singer, who moved from New York to Nashville and released the 2015 album “Liberman,” is promoting “Earlier Things Live,” a collection of live versions of older tunes, including the hit “A Thousand Miles.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Eleanor Coppola: The filmmaker appears in a San Francisco International Film Festival screening of her new comedy “Paris Can Wait” (with Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin) and to pick up the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award. [7 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

78/52: The documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe centers on Hitchcock’s shower scene in 1960’s “Psycho” and its lasting effect on directors, editors, musicians and actors. [8:45 p.m., YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

James Ehrlich: The Stanford scholar and founder of ReGen Villages speaks on “A Vision of the Eco-Village as the Future of Self-Sustaining Neighborhoods.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

NF: The Michigan-raised rapper (aka Nathan Feuerstein), who called his second album “Therapy Session,” headlines concert with Kyd The Band. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Macy’s plant sale: Select specimens remaining from the flower show are for sale, with proceeds benefiting Delancey Street Foundation. [9 a.m., 1200 17th St., S.F.]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Chamber Music San Francisco presents the pianist in a recital of works by Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Song of Thanks
: Student music ensembles from high schools across the country perform a free commemorative concert for American veterans of the Vietnam War. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Booksmith Resists Media Literacy Party: Panelists — Bay Area news professionals Rose Aguilar, Adizah Eghan, Vivian Ho, Leah Reich and Nuala Sawyer — speak on “how to find, vet and read articles without losing your mind in a world full of alternative facts and fake news.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


Hank Parker
: The former U.S. government advisor on bioterrorism speaks about his debut novel “Containment,” a “ripped-from-the-headlines” thriller about a plot to release a deadly virus and efforts to stop it. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Encore Career Search Strategies Series: Patrons are invited to join the nine-week course on job searchinh for workers ages 50 and older, at any time. [9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Main Library, fifth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; www.theresalwayshopeconsulting.com]

Marcus Thompson II: The Bay Area sports writer signs copies of his new book, “Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry,” the definitive biography of the Golden State Warriors star. [7 p.m., Dunk Contest, 275 Primrose Road, Burlingame]

Battle of the Generations Comedy Show: Gen Xer Samson Koletkar, boomer Ira Summer and millennial Priyanka Wali face off with stand-up. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

A Better Chinatown: Wilma Pang and members of A Better Chinatown Tomorrow present the community event, including songs, lion dancing and a screening of the documentary “A Moment in Time” about San Francisco’s Chinatown. [1 to 4 p.m., Great Star Theatre, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]

California Dreams: The film by Mike Ott — which “toes the line between documentary, fiction and uncomfortable comedy” — is an eccentric portrait of five aspiring actors in Lancaster, Calif. [8:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Homeshake: The musician (aka Peter Sagar) is promoting “Fresh Air,” an album of “downtempo bedroom R&B drawing inspiration from artists from Sade and The Band, to Prince and Angelo Badalamenti. [5 and 8:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Lyanda Lynn Haupt: The “eco-philosopher,” naturalist and author discusses “Mozart’s Starling,” her book about the bond between the genius composer and one of earth’s most common birds. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

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