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April 20-21: Green Film Fest, Mid City Market healthy food, Poshmark party, JL Newton, Men Are From Mars- Women Are From Venus LIVE!

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“Evolution of Organic,” a documentary about California’s intrepid organic farmers, opens the Green Film Fest at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)


Green Film Fest 2017: The seven-day program of 70 environmental movies and conversations with filmmakers opens with the premiere of “Evolution of Organic,” a documentary by San Francisco filmmaker Mark Kitchell about California’s organic farmers. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Healthy food at Mid City Market: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition launch a healthy food program by replacing ads for tobacco and alcohol with artwork promoting good diet options at an event also featuring cooking demonstrations, games, speakers and prizes. [4 to 6 p.m., 868 Geary St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The monthly standup show features Mimi Gonzalez, Bill Santiago, Nathan Habib, Valerie Vernale and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Poshmark party: Creators and supporters of the mobile and online marketplace for women’s fashion host a party with cocktails, giveaways and an appearance by company founder Manish Chandra. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tank18, 1345 Howard St., S.F.]

Untangle Your Money Story: Coach and “Wealthy Mind” trainer Shannon Presson shares tools for small business owners who want to increase profitability. [5:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic rooms, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

J.L. Newton: The author, UC Davis professor emerita in gender, sexuality and women’s studies, talks about her satiric novel “Oink,” a “food for thought mystery.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Phedre: Cutting Ball Theater begins preview performances of its month-long run of its new take on Jean Racine’s classic tragedy of illicit love and revenge, in a translation by Cutting Ball founder Rob Melrose. [7 p.m., Exit on Taylor, Taylor St., S.F.}

Collie Buddz: The Bermudan-born reggae star, promoting his new single “The Good Life,” appears in a 420 show in the East Bay. [8 p.m., Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary: The concert film includes performances from the October 1974 five-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland and fans’ reminiscing about the famed May 8, 1977 show on the Cornell campus. [7 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]


Men Are From Mars- Women Are From Venus LIVE!: The “one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on best-selling relationship book by John Gray,” opens a month-long run. [8 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

The Colorado: The documentary by Murat Eyuboglu about the Colorado River Basin screens, accompanied by a live score by vocalists of Roomful of Teeth and percussionist Glenn Kotche. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

2017 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition: The show, which runs through May 2 and includes photography, mixed media, installations and paintings by West Coast artists, opens with a reception; also on view are installations by Andrea Borsuk and Victoria May, winners of the 2016 exhibition. [7 to 9 p.m., Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

California Bach Society: The choral program features French Baroque composer’s Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Litanies de la Vierge” and “Missa Assumpta est Maria,” composed for Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar: Special guest at the sixth annual film screening, a benefit for the S.F. Trans March, is Barry Dennen, who played Pontius Pilate in the movie. [7 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

3rd on Third: The monthly Bayview Opera House community gathering celebrates Earth Day, with pop-up galleries, pop-up attractions, local food vendors, a beer and wine garden and family activities. [5 to 7:30 p.m., 4705 Third St., S.F.]

Lou Harrison-A Centenary Celebration: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players open their weekend festival dedicated to the eclectic and influential 20th century composer with a screening of the documentary “Lou Harrison: A World of Music.” [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Toots and the Maytals: The famed Jamaican group has been playing ska and reggae since the early 1960s. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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