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April 15-16: 57 Chevy, 3rd on Third, Chuck Prophet, Patrick Sweany, Young Fathers, In Search of Great Men, The Arcs, Growing Healthy Kids

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15

57 Chevy: Ric Salinas stars in the funny one-man show by Emmy-winner Cris Franco winner about the generation of Mexican “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.]

3rd on Third: The Bayview neighborhood Earth Day celebration offers a drum circle, petting zoo, garden activities, craft vendors, food specials and an original play by 3rd Street Playhouse. [5 p.m., Mendell Plaza, Third Street and Oakdale Avenue, S.F.]

Chuck Prophet, Garland Jeffreys: Clever, catchy, no-nonsense Bay Area rocker Prophet and his band The Mission Express play a set and back Jeffreys (who was Lou Reed’s college roommate). [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Patrick Sweany: The Nashville-based indie-blues rocker headlines a show with Fritz Montana and The Campbell Apartment. [8:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

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Young Fathers: The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop and pop band from Scotland headlines a concert also featuring HXLT, a hip- hop-rap-electro-punk-rock artist from Chicago. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

In Search of Great Men: The S.F. Arts Commission-sponsored exhibition shows photographs by McNair Evans, who documented a series of two-week long train trips in which he met fellow passengers, recorded their stories and took pictures of the landscape. [8 a.m. to 8 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, S.F.]

New Orleans Suspects: Revered in its hometown, the band is building a loyal national audience with its “rollicking blend of funk, jazz, blues, rock and vintage N’awlins R&B.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

The Arcs: The garage rock band formed by Dan Auerbach of Black Keys’ fame is promoting its new album ‘Yours, Dreamily.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.}


SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Growing Healthy Kids: Free fresh produce, health screenings, food tastings and dance and yoga classes make up the event, designed to help families inprove their nutrition and physical activity. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mission Dolores Academy playground, 445 Church St., S.F.]

Rickshaw Giri: Bay Area Children’s Theatre stages the play based on a book by Mitali Perkins (who will be in attendance) about the adventures of 10-year-old girl in a poor Bangladeshi village who yearns to help earn money for her family. [11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Navajo Math Circles: San Jose State University mathematician Tatiana Shubin and filmmaker George Csicsery screen the film, which follows Navajo students in Arizona and New Mexico and reveals connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty and math. [2 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, Embarcadero and Green Street, S.F.]

In Pursuit of Silence: The film by Patrick Shen — a meditative exploration of people’s relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on their lives — screens as part of the S.F. Green Film Festival. [1:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Playland on Balboa Street Day: The street festival includes live music, an art walk and a Record Store day double bill of Tower Records store-themed movies at the Balboa Theater at 1 and 3 p.m., and, at 4:30 p.m., the documentary “Remembering Playland.” [2 to 6 p.m., Balboa Street, between 34th and 37th avenues, S.F.]

Goat Festival: The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture fair offers visitors the opportunity to learn about humane animal care, meet local food producers, taste artisan products, and hang out with baby goats. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, The Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.]

Bug Day: Randall Museum presents the event for kids and their families to celebrate everything insect with hands-on science and art activities, live bugs, games and entertainment. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave., S.F.]

Seed Language-A New Identity: The closing performance of the multi-generational street dance and documentary theater production “exploring unseen histories of the war on black and brown bodies” is accompanied by live music by Valerie Troutt. [7 p.m., ACT’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

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