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April 6-7: Bouquets to Art, SF Ballet Program 6, Andy Santana, Birdheart, Live at Aloft, Tony Serra, Jessica Fechtor

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Bouquets to Art, the deYoung’s annual show of grand floral displays, is on view through Sunday; pictured, from 2015, is Isabella Boyer Sikaffy’s piece inspired by Margaret Glapp’s 1926 painting “No. 4.” (Courtesy Drew Altizer)
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

Bouquets to Art 2016: Top Bay Area floral designers create beautiful and provocative works that complement pieces in the deYoung’s permanent collection in the annual exhibition. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

S.F. Ballet: Program 6 includes Helgi Tomasson’s “Prism,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “Rush” and the company’s premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “Seven Sonatas.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Cinema at the Library: “San Francisco,” the 1936 lavish MGM drama starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Jeannette MacDonald as a gambler, priest and singer who experience the 1906 earthquake, screens. [6:30 p.m., North Beach branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Andy Santana & the West Coast Playboys: Santana — a vocalist, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter — has been part of the California blues scene for 35 years. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

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Birdhart: The show about “transformation, loneliness and the urge to fly” is an intimate theater piece of animated puppetry created with paper, found objects, shadows and a box of sand. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

2016 Live At Aloft: The free concert series showcasing emerging artists features singer-songwriter Olivia Somerlyn, pop-rock band Safety Suit and
2015 “Project Aloft Star” winner Nate Botsford. [6:30 p.m.. W XYZ Bar, Aloft hotel, 401 E. Millbrae Ave., Millbrae]

Tony Serra: The famed criminal defense attorney launches his first novel, “The Scaffold: A Treason Death Penalty Trial.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jessica Fechtor: The author of “Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home” reads from her memoir, which describes her recovery from an aneurysm that derailed her life when she was 28. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Sharp & Fine: The contemporary troupe premieres the evening-length “All Roads Are Lined With Teeth,” a surrealistic dance-theater piece informed by playwright Amber Hsu’s work in refugee camps. [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Think of Calvin: The Oakland International Film Festival screens the movie about one family’s encounter with racial profiling on a bill of short films and the feature-length “Bridging the Divide-Tom Bradley,” which examines the 1973 Los Angeles mayoral election. [6 p.m., Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland]

Jack Bender: The producer of “Game of Thrones” shares his book debut “Elephant in the Room” in conversation with Jason Ritter, of TV’s “Parenthood,” “Girls” and “Drunk History.” [7 p.m., Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Beautiful by Night: The Tenderloin Museum screens the film about three older drag entertainers from the legendary club Aunt Charlie’s; director James Hosking and subjects Donna Personna, Collette LeGrande and Olivia Hart also appear. [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Sarah Bakewell: The author discusses “At the Existentialist Cafe,” a biography and philosophy book about encounters between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

The Flamin’ Groovies: Celebrating 50 years, the rock band’s “Shake Some Action” 1970s lineup (Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander and newcomer Victor Penalosa) plays a hometown show with guests Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers and Peter Case, [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Wong Street Journal; Comedian Kristina Wong opens a three-night engagement of her solo show about how she became a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda. [8 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Buying a Franchise: The presentation de-mystifies the franchise buying process, offering step-by-step information about going into business for yourself. [6 p.m., Main Library, Learning Studio, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; to register, email Lia.Hillman@sfpl.org]

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