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April 25-26: Day Wave, Free Bluegrass Monday, Lesley Stahl, Morris From America, Self-healing workshop, Lovesickness Circus Plays

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Day Wave — the pop band fronted by Oakland’s Jackson Phillips — headlines the Independent. (Courtesy Pooneh Ghana)


Day Wave: The band — the dream pop project of Oakland-based Jackson Phillips — returns home to play the first stop of a U.S. headlining tour. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Free Bluegrass Monday: Shelby Ash presents the acoustic show with The Harmed Brothers from Portland and The Earl Brothers from San Francisco. [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. S.F.]

Lesley Stahl: The TV news correspondent and author of “Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting” appears in a sold-out Commonwealth Club talk. [6:30 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

Morris from America: Screening in the S.F. International Film Festival, the movie by Chad Hartigan is a portrait of an African-American teenager adjusting uneasily to his new life in Heidelberg, Germany.[3:15 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Self-healing workshop: Meir Schneider, author of “Vision for Life” and “Movement for Self-Healing,” shares easy-to-perform movement and vision exercises for healing bodies and eyes. [7:30 p.m., East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View]

Larry Kearney: The local poet reads from and discusses his new collection “Fish Gotta Swim.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

The Lovesickness Circus Plays: San Francisco Theater Pub presents the one act by Katharine Sherman about a cat, a rat and a parasite, as well as connection and depression and drunkenness and despair. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Intimate Embrace Tango: Guests have the opportunity to learn Argentine tango in the open house session offering during National Dance Week. [6:30 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Inside Out: The public library screens the popular Pixar movie in a “sensory friendly” session offering an accepting setting and environment for individuals with autism or their families; all are welcome. [1:30 p.m., North Beach branch library, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Hilary Hahn: The violin virtuoso plays a recital including sonatas by Bach and Mozart. [8 p.m. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Last Day of Freedom: Local filmmakers Dee Hilbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman will answer questions after a screening of their Oscar-nominated animated documentary short about a man struggling to decide whether to turn in his brother, who committed a crime, to authorities. [6 p.m., Bernal Heights branch library, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

MixMash: The fundraiser for Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts includes performances by members of Tower of Power collaborating with students. [6 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

William Carlsen: The Northern California writer, who traveled the same path as his subjects, discusses “Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, And the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Zhu: The elusive and innovative producer responsible for the hit “Faded” comes to the East Bay. [7 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Shawn Vestal: The award-wining short story writer is promoting his new novel, “Daredevils,” a “story of desire and escape” set in Arizona and Idaho in the mid-1970s.
[6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

S.F. history talk: Paul Drexler speaks on “Glamorous Depravity: History of San Francisco Crime, Part 1” in a San Francisco History Association presentation. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Andy Mineo: The New York-based Christian hip hop artist, formerly known as C-Lite, brings his tour to the Bay Area. [7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

William E. Jones: The author discusses the life and times of Boyd McDonald and his infamous journal “Straight to Hell.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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