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April 13-14: Van Jones, Shaka Senghor, Bunny Wailer, Filter, Yamandu Costa, Arianna Huffington, Justine Frischmann, Dan Lyons, Carolyn Cooke

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Activist-writer Shaka Senghor, left, and CNN political commentator Van Jones speak about achieving meaningful prison reform in a Commonwealth Club presentation at the Castro Theatre.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

Commonwealth Club INFORUM: CNN political commentator Van Jones and prison reform activist Shaka Senghor share why they believe the time has come to achieve meaningful criminal justice reform. [6:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Bunny Wailer: The longtime standard bearer of reggae music and the last living original Wailer, 69, appears in “The Blackheart Man Tour.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Filter: The industrial rock band from Cleveland is promoting its seventh album “Crazy Eyes,” headlining a show with Orgy and Vampires Everywhere from Los Angeles, and San Francisco’s Death Valley High. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Yamandu Costa: The Brazilian seven-string guitar virtuoso is known for his diverse execution styles — including bossa nova, milonga, tango and samba — making him difficult to categorize into a single genre. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Arianna Huffington: The chief of the Huffington Post Media Group appears in conversation with Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg to talk about her book “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.” [Noon, Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

Justine Frischmann: A show of new paintings from the artist’s “Lambent” series — works in oil and acrylic spray enamel over photographic prints on aluminum panels — opens. [11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., George Lawson Gallery, 315 Potrero Ave., S.F.]

Dan Lyons: The writer for HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and author of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” appears in conversation with Joshua Davis; Silicon Valley legend Guy Kawasaki provides an introduction. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Carolyn Cooke: The fiction writer and essayist explores reading and writing as important activities of consciousness in a talk that’s part of California Institute of Integral Studies’ “Big Ideas” series. [7 p.m., 1453 Mission St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

The Triplets of Belleville: The SF Opera Lab “cine concert” screens Sylvain Chomet’s acclaimed animated film, accompanied by composer-conductor Benoît Charest leading a live performance of his original score. [8 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Supergala! The American Conservatory Theater fund-raiser includes dining, an auction and performances by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan joined by ACT masters and young conservatory students. [6 p.m., Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Margit Roos-Collins: The author of “Flavors of Home: A Guide to Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area” discusses the updated edition of her classic foraging text. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

57 Chevy: Ric Salinas stars in the funny one-man show by Emmy-winner Cris Franco about the Baby Boomers’ generation of “double immigrants” who first moved to U.S. barrios in search of opportunity, then moved to the suburbs in search of the middle-class American dream. [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Cage: The play, described as a “shocking behind-the-scenes romp in which a zookeeper, a docent, an animal behaviorist and a mental health professional clash over the proper protocol for a conflicted anteater,” opens in previews, presented by Performers Under Stress. [8 p.m., Mojo Theater, 2940 16th St., S.F.]

Oakland Ballet Company: “A Cappella–Our Bodies Sing” includes premieres of commissioned dances by Val Caniparoli, Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, as well as the local premiere of a recent work by artistic director Graham Lustig. [8 p.m., Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland]

Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances: The installation by Mariana Castillo Deball — a collection of artifacts which presents a vision of archaeology that acknowledges ghosts, double visions and multiple versions of history — opens with a reception. [7 to 9 p.m., Walter and McBean Galleries, S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

S.F. Green Film Festival: The seven-day event, which screens 70 films examining pressing environmental issues, opens with Josh Fox’s “How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)” and an appearance by the award-winning director. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

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