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April 10-11: Cherry Blossom Festival, Within Rust, The Residents, S.F. Girls Chorus, Psychedelic Passover Party, Lance Woods, West Portal Arts & Crafts Show

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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating its 49th year, takes place in Japantown. (Courtesy photo)


Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual celebration of Japanese culture includes food booths, J-Pop, cosplay, taiko drumming, martial arts, live bands, DJs, games, a Lolita fashion show and doll displays. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Post and Webster streets, S.F.]

Within Rust: The Vancouver-based band, which one critic said is “making waves with an unconventional prog-rock and dark synth fusion,” is promoting its debut album “Light and Shadow.” [8 p.m., Golden Bull, 412 14th St,, Oakland]

Psychedelic Passover Party: The “Super Fun Sunday” family event includes rainbow spin art projects, Passover stories, a photo booth, dancing to live music, and an introduction to Shaboom!, an animated series on Jewish values for children. [10 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Aatxe Anniversary Party: Chef Ryan Pollnow, a semifinalist for James Beard Rising Star of the Year, observes the first year of his Basque eatery (named one of Bon Apetit’s best new restaurants) with a party and special menu. [7 to 11 p.m., 2174 Market St., S.F.]

The Residents: The iconic avant-garde art rock collective presents its latest live show “Shadowland” with a pre-concert screening of the documentary ”Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: The Grammy Award-winning chorale appears in a program titled “Echoes of the Classics: Canons by Brahms, Franck and Haydn” with guest cellist and composer Joshua Roman. [4 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lance Woods: The standup comedian (a self-described “international sex symbol” on his Facebook page) headlines a Northern California comedy showcase. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

West Portal Arts & Crafts Show: The 28th annual event gathers more than 40 artists displaying everything from photography and paintings to ceramics and jewelry. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Portal Avenue between 15th Avenue and Ulloa Street, S.F.]


Amy Goodman, David Goodman: The journalists and co-authors of the new book “Democracy Now!” appear in conversation with Rose Aguilar, presented by City Arts and Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Bill: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BBC Worldwide presents the comedy adventure about the Bard’s “lost years” along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the production. [7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Food, Health and Vulnerable Communities: A panel of experts shares information on how to create communities where healthy food is accessible, appealing and affordable. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Jacquelyn Mitchard: The best-selling novelist talks about her latest, “Two If By Sea,” which Booklist called “a gripping new family drama.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Boom Boom Room Comedy Showcase: Danny Dechi hosts the show, which features appearances by Fred Anderson, Hence Singleton, Mike Spiegelman, Priyanka Wali and Yuri Kagan. [8 p.m., 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Perfectly Queer-LGBTQ Readings: Writers whose work appears in a new collection “Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics” present their work. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: The band, which formed in 2007 and is considered a pioneer of the folk-pop revival, plays a sold-out show. [8 p.m, Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Free Comedy Night: Rajeev Dhar is special guest at the open-mic show. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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