Black History Month events begin in San Francisco

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Museum of the African Diaspora’s Black History Month events begin with a screening of “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.”
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Black History Month: Museum of the African Diaspora’s Black History Month events begin with a screening of “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.” Special guests include the band’s Angelo Moore. [6 to 9 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]

PERSON IN TOWN
Singer-songwriter:
Martin Sexton performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F]

LECTURES
Lois Hetland:
The art-education professor and leading thinker on teaching, learning, and visual art gives a talk titled “What Should We Ask of Art Education?” [7 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

‘Brews and Views’: “The Power of Deliberative Polling” is the theme. James Fishkin and Zabrae Valentine, of the “What’s Next California?” project, speak. [6 p.m., Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway Ave., Half Moon Bay]

LITERARY
Aaron Shurin:
The poet celebrates the release of “Citizen.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lysley Tenorio: The short-story writer presents “Monstress.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Rudy Rucker: The original “mad professor” of the cyberpunk literary movement talks about “Surfing the Gnarl.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

COLLEGES
Jeong Gwan:
South Korea’s consul general in San Francisco discusses North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the concerns it is causing, and whether it will last. [5:45 p.m., USF, Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Martha Nussbaum: The philosopher and professor gives a talk titled “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.” [7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Fiction and music:
Award-winning author Gordon W. Dale reads from his novel, “Fool’s Republic,” accompanied by upright-bass player Eric Marshall. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Black History Month: The Epiphany Dance Group presents an interactive dance event. [3 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

CITY
Symphony concert:
The San Francisco Symphony, with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and pianist Garrick Ohlsson, presents music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Arts awards: Peninsula Arts Council hosts its 10th annual Diamond Awards, recognizing local artistic achievement. Keynote speaker: Russell Hancock. [5:30 to 9 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame; RSVP: (650) 591-2101]

Music man: John Doe, the punk and roots rocker, appears in concert  with the Victor Krummenacher Trio. [8 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Crafting night: The Museum of Craft and Folk Art hosts a valentine-themed edition of its Craft Bar with Etsy Labs. Guests can make a heart pin and learn the art of finger-knitting. [6 to 8 p.m., 51 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.]

Groundhog Day show: The Castro Theatre presents “Groundhog Day” (7 p.m.), directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray. “Caddyshack” (8:55 p.m.) completes the Murray-Ramis double bill. [429 Castro St., S.F.]

Pre-opening film party: Performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, subject of the new film “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,” appears in an event that also features director Marie Losier. [7:30 to 8:30 p.m., SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St. (at Sixth Street), S.F.]

Tasty benefit: Foreign Cinema chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark partner wih Word for Word; a portion of proceeds from every guest’s check – and bar tab – benefit the theater troupe. [6 to 10 p.m., Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission St., S.F.]
                           
Book talk: San Francisco writer Daniel Handler and New York illustrator Maira Kalman appear in connection with “Why We Broke Up,” a new book that captures the layers and emotions of a consuming first love. Kepler’s sponsors the program. [7 p.m., Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St,, Menlo Park]

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