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April 21-22: Oakland Ballet, Exodus Party, Renoir-Revered and Reviled, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Tim Holt, Maz Jobrani

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Oakland Ballet — accompanied by Nona Brown and the Inspirational Music Collective — makes its way to San Francisco, where “A Cappella: Our Bodies Sing” is onstage at Brava Theater. (Courtesy John Hefti)

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Oakland Ballet: Accompanied by voices only, “A Cappella: Our Bodies Sing” showcases the acclaimed troupe in appealing premieres by Val Caniparoli, Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, and artistic director Graham Lustig. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Renoir-Revered and Reviled: The Fathom Events “Art & Architecture in Cinema” program, based on Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation’s large collection of Renoirs, describes the artist’s reinvention following his rejection of Impressionism in the early 1890s and explores its impact on Picasso and Matisse. [7:15 p.m., Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Exodus Party: Bay Area philanthropists host the night-before Passover party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, featuring the swamp funk band Hibbity Dibbity, DJ mash-ups, cocktails hosted by Campari America, a liquid light show from Mad Alchemy and more. [7 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: The contemporary Bay Area dance troupe collaborates with jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran on a spring program world premiere. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Tim Holt: The performer appears in “Walt Whitman: America’s Poet of the Open Road,” a one-man show about the life and work of the famed American writer in honor of National Poetry Month. [7 p.m., S.F. Library, Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Maz Jobrani: The Iranian-American comedian, known as “the Persian Pink Panther,” opens a three-night standup gig. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Raffi Garabedian Trio: The saxophone, bass and drums trio plays standards from the American songbook and blues from the Honky-Tonk era. [5 to 7 p.m., Vestry, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Hella Close-Stories of intimacy: Sex workers Aria Sa’id, Lyric Seal, Natalia Garcia and T. Kumeh speak in a program moderated by Syd Nova of St. James Infirmary, a peer-led health clinic. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]


FRIDAY, APRIL 22

David M’ore: The Marin-based blues-rock guitarist’s latest album is “Passion, Soul, & Fire.” [4 to 8 p.m., The Saloon, 1232 Grant Ave., S.F.]

Over the Wall: A group exhibition of works in varied media by Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, Omar Mismar, Jennifer Moon and Sable Elyse Smith — which focuses on creating spaces for intimacy in a dehumanizing system — opens with a reception. [7 p.m., Southern Exposure 3030 20th St., S.F.]

Ana Moura: The internationally acclaimed, charismatic singer is known for instantaneously transforming any melody to which she lends her voice into fado, a Portuguese music genre. [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

James Bay: The English singer-songwriter of “Hold Back the River” fame brings his tour to the Bay Area. [7 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Men Are From Mars–Women Are From Venus LIVE!: The one-man fusion of theater and stand-up comedy is based on the best-selling book by John Gray. [8 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

David Kessler: The doctor, UCSF professor and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration speaks about his new book “Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

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