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April 21-22: Rita Moreno, Spiral Stars, SF Veterans Film Festival, Inn at Derbyshire, Mo Mandel, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Culp

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Jazz pianist Nick Culp introduces his album “Culprit’s Blues” in a Record Store Day show at Noise on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
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FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Rita Moreno: The legendary performer and EGOT winner sings show tunes and standards and tells stories from her celebrated career in a two-night gig. [8 p.m., Feinsteins at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Spiral Stairs: Scott Kannberg (of Pavement) plays from his current project’s latest album “Doris and the Daggers” as well as classic Pavement material. [8:30 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival
: The free program with films by and about veterans, centering on the theme of “light,” kicks off Fort Mason’s six-week “Fort Magic” series. [8:30 p.m., Gallery 308, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

The Inn at Derbyshire: The world-premiere — an “original swashbuckling comedy” by Christopher Magee set in a ramshackle refuge for criminal and filled with mystery, intrigue and romance — opens a three-weekend run. [7 p.m., Phoenix Theater, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

William Blake in Color: A show of plates from “Illuminated Books of William Blake” (1951-1987) by Trianon Press — featuring work by the famed poet and printer collected by antiquarian bookseller John Windle — opens with a reception. [4 to 7 p.m., William Blake Gallery, 49 Geary St., Suite 205, S.F.]

Anthony Jeselnik: The comedian has been called the “Satanic prince of stand-up, a black-hearted joke-slinger with a ferocious and unstoppable will to power.”
[8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Mo Mandel: The standup comic’s new album is called “Negative Reinforcement.” [8 and 10:15 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

The Setup: Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarni host the weekly underground comedy session. [8 p.m., Ales Unlimited, Beer Basement, 222 Hyde St., S.F.]

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Nick Culp: The Bay Area jazz pianist plays a release show for his album “Culprit’s Blues,” which “evokes the glory days of post-bop.” [5 p.m., Noise, 3427 Balboa St., S.F.]

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Spring Carnival: Festivities include a dunk tank, raffles, tacos and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the playground being open to the public on weekends. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4235 19th St., S.F.]

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Gala: The black-tie optional benefit, which celebrates the festival’s 35th anniversary, includes a three-course dinner, wine tasting, live and silent auctions and performances from the company’s artists. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

ArtSeed Art-athon: The fundraiser for the nonprofit organization serving gifted and vulnerable communities through art is an “art-making event with free food, live music, prizes and exhibition possibilities.” [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thoreau Center for Sustainability, 1012 Torney Ave., S.F.]

Dance Battle: The free festival showcases Oakland TURFinc. street dancers in competition and leading workshops, along with live music, food and vendors. {Noon to 7 p.m., Jack London Square, Water Street and Broadway, Oakland]

Dance Party with Terrie Odabi
: The great Bay Area blues singer and the Medicine Ball Band headline the bash, a benefit for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. [6:30 to 10 p.m., Emmett Eiland Oriental Rug Showroom, 1326 Ninth St., Berkeley]

Lou Harrison-A Centenary Celebration Weekend Festival: The second day of the event includes separate admission concerts of works by the contemporary composer at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. [11 a.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Ana Vidovic: Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts presents the extraordinary Croatian classical guitar virtuoso. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.

Collie Buddz: The reggae artist celebrates the release of his new album “Good Life” at the 420 Reggae Festival. [8 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Step of Two: Emily Mast, an artist working in video, and Henna Vainio, a sculptor, open their exhibition, which finds “idiosyncratic overlaps” in their choice of materials and content: both combine abstraction, use of the body and everyday found materials. [7 to 10 p.m., Royal Nonesuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Go By Ocean: The San Francisco indie band — which counts Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire as influences — plays to release the new album “Sun Machine.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Giants of Jazz on Film: Host and film archivist Mark Cantor leads “Great Vocalists of Note” featuring clips from Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, June Christy, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams and Louis Armstrong. [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Virtual Reality in the Park: Earth Day @ Golden Gate Park programs presented by FuturePerfectMachine include painting in 3D, meeting a rocket scientist, battling space pirates and exploring ocean habitats. [10:30 a.m., 12:15 and 2 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Talking With Kids About Race: The program, the second in a series, aimed to help parents, educators and caregivers talk to kids about race and power features panelists Toni Hines, Carla Marie Munoz, Abdul Benterkia, Alex Vasquez and Julie Roberts-Phung. [3:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Dino Risi-A Film Series: The homage to “master of comedy Italian style” includes screenings of “Il Sorpasso” (“The Easy Life”), “Profumo di donna” (“Scent of a Woman”), “Il mattatore” (“Love and Larceny”) and “I mostri” (“15 from Rome–Opiate ’67”), all starring Vittorio Gassman. [1 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

The Choral Project: The Silicon Valley-based choir’s concert “Art of Sound: Voices of Hope” — a program with themes of justice, hope, light and love –includes a collaboration with the treble vocal ensemble Vox Musica and a premiere by artistic director Daniel Hughes. [8 p.m., Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara]

Tinkerfest: Makers and tinkerers showcase their work and attendees of all ages are invited to in DIY fun, including the “take apart” zone where pepole can see, touch and learn how something works by assisting in dismantling it. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland]

A Song to Sing, O!-The Gilbert & Sullivan Story: The Lamplighters’ original musical tells the tale of the famed theater partnership, based on the composers’ letters and diaries, with musical highlights from all 13 of their comic operas. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Art Attacks Cancer: The the fund-raiser presented by Kids & Art Foundation, which provides workshops for kids with cancer and those who care for them, is an exhibit of locally made art that “evokes feelings of strength, confidence, resilience and hope.” [Noon to 7 p.m., Art Attack Gallery, 2358 Market St., S.F.]

Heart of Devotion Workshop: Yoga chant master Krishna Das leads the “mini retreat” with call and response, stories, readings from spiritual traditions, teachings and discussions about life and the spiritual path. [5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Easterseals Bay Area Spring Gala: The 90th anniversary benefit event ($750 and up) features a performance by singer-actress Janelle Monae. [6 p.m., Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St., S.F.]

Balkan Beat Box: The Israeli group plays Mediterranean-influenced music incorporating Jewish, Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern traditions as well as Gypsy punk, reggae and electronica. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Cider Summit SF: The fourth annual Bay Area event is the region’s largest cider tasting festival, with more than 200 offerings. [1 to 5 p.m., Civil War Parade Ground, Main Post, 34 Graham St., S.F. Presidio]

Mendocino Coast Rhododendron Show: California’s largest rhododendron show, the 40th annual event, features more than 700 entries. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg]

Jay Som: Aka Melina Duterte, the Oakland singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist’s album plays a sold-out release show for “Everybody Works,” an album of “autobiographical poetry” turned into “energetic punk, electrified folk and dreamy alt-funk.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

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