Categories: Arts Calendar

April 11-12: Bill, Poetry at SF Library, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Edward Sharpe, Boom Boom Room Comedy, LGBTQ Readings


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

Does the Secret Mind Whisper?: The event celebrating the late beat poet Bob Kaufman is a reading, writing and poetry program with poets Anne Waldman, Will Alexander, David Boyce and Kevin Carnes. [4 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

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.]


NOFX: The veteran punk band started by Fat Mike in 1983 headlines its Hepatitis Bathtub Tour, with openers Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans and Fast Asleep. [7 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley].

Lindi Ortega: “Faded Gloryville” is the latest album from the acclaimed Canadian country singer-songwriter, now based in Nashville, who headlines a concert with The Walcotts, a country-rock-Americana group from Los Angeles. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Amy Goodman, David Goodman: The investigative journalists, whose new book is “Democracy Now!,” appear in a Commonwealth Club program. [7 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

Christie’s preview: The fine art purveyor showcases highlights from its New York auctions, including contemporary works by Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Georgia O’Keefe, Willem de Kooning and Wayne Thiebaud. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Elizabeth Crane: The writer discusses her new novel “The History of Great Things,” described as a “witty and irresistible story of a mother and daughter regarding each other through the looking glass of time, grief and forgiveness.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Megan Slankard: The San Francisco alt-rocker says her new album “has a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships and other adventures.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jack Ü: The popular American DJ duo (aka Skrillex and Diplo) opens a two-night engagement. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Laura Tillman: The journalist talks about her book “The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City,” an account of a story from Texas about what transpired in the community after a couple murdered their three young children in a rundown apartment building. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

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