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Feb. 10-12: Raceball: Race and the National Pastime, Late Company, Moby Dick, Jan Batiste Adkins, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Earplay, Odd Mondays Valentine’s Party, Roger McNamee, Isadora Alman, Leon Fleisher, Peter Fields, Wiz Khalifa, Kristi Yamaguchi

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Documentarian Jon Leonoudakis screens his movies about baseball pioneer Jim “Mudcat” Grant (pictured) in presentations in libraries this week: today at San Francisco’s Main Library, Monday in Palo Alto and Wednesday in Foster City. (Courtesy Cleveland Indians Baseball Club)


Raceball-Race and the National Pastime: Documentarian Jon Leonoudakis screens and discusses his films about baseball greats Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first African-American to win 20 games in the American League, and trailblazing Jackie Robinson, who challenged racial intolerance. [1 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Late Company
: New Conservatory Theatre stages the drama by Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill about a family grappling for redemption after the suicide of their son, who was bullied about his sexuality. [2 p.m., Walker Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Moby Dick: Opera San Jose presents Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel. [3 p.m., California Theater, 345 S. First St., San Jose]

Jan Batiste Adkins: The San Jose English professor and longtime educator releases her book “African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County.” [2 p.m., San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Barry Thornton of Refuse Facism, a group established after Donald Trump became president, speaks on “We saw fascism voted in, can you vote it out?” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Daly City Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market: More than 30 vendors of records, vintage clothing, memorabilia, musical instruments and more are participating in the $5 per person event, a benefit for the Daly City Recreation Scholarship Fund. [9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pacelli Event Center 145 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City]

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents the ensemble in a program spanning four centuries of high art featuring compositions by Joseph Haydn, Jonathan Berger, Beethoven and Osvaldo Golijov. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Dirty Dancing: For Valentine’s Day, the 1963-set movie classic with young Jennifer Grey and her Catskills dance instructor Patrick Swayze hits the big screen again. [4 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Leyla McCalla: Community School of Music and Arts’ Stanford Live program presents a free concert with the New York-born, Haitian-American artist, who sings in French, Haitian, Creole and English and plays cello, banjo and guitar. [2 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Poverty Scholarship 101: Poverty scholar Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia and friends release “Poverty Scholarship-Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth,” a “revolutionary poor people-led theory and solutions-based” text book and downloadable curriculum. [5 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Starting 5: The tour features up-and-coming hip hop acts Stro, Ezri, Cantrell & 070 Phi and headliner Fashawn. [7:30 p.m., New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

Maki Namekawa, Dennis Russell Davies: Other Minds presents the pianists playing music by Shostakovich and Stravinsky. [4 p.m.. Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Saint Michael Trio: The group plays music by composers who were (and are) other-worldly child prodigies: Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and current young sensation Alma Deutscher. [3 p.m., Montalvo Arts, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Calefax: The pioneering wind quintet from Amsterdam, a “classical ensemble with a pop mentality and a varied repertoire ranging from the 1100 to present day,” opens Chamber Music San Francisco’s 2019 series. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Mayor Ed Lee: The Chinese Historical Society of America hosts the sold-out premiere of the documentary by Rick Quan about San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor, preceded by a 5 p.m. VIP reception. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Earplay: The new music ensemble’s 34th season focuses on composer Tristan Murail; its opening program “Mise en abyme” includes premieres by Murail, Patricia Alessandrini, Stephen Blumber, Hi Kyung Kim and Charles Nichols. [7:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Odd Mondays Valentine’s Party: The Noe Valley free reading and community event series presents authors Jennifer Barone Poetry, Rebekah Eppley and Peg Alford Pursell speaking about love, illustrator Carmen Cortez preparing love potions, Michael’s Chocolates with samples and items for sale, and red wine. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Caroline Cocciardi: In the Commonwealth Club’s Monday Night Philosophy session, the author of “Leonardo’s Knots” explore Da Vinci’s passion for knots and mathematics and explains what Da Vinci’s paintings have in common. [6 p.m., Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Playwrights Foundation Rough Reading: The series introducing new works features “Bastiano or The Transfiguration of Raffi,” set in Renaissance Rome and modern-day Italy, by Carey Perloff, former American Conservatory Theater artistic director; the program repeats at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Theater of Yugen in San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Roble Hall, 374 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University]

Vandana Shiva and Vijaya Nagarajan: The Indian scholars, authors and activists speak on “Women, Ritual, Ecology in India.” [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Roger McNamee: The early and enthusiastic adopter of Facebook, as both a musician and an investor, discuses his new book “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” which maintains that tech titans are a threat to users and society. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Isadora Alman: The 79-year-old author of the sex advice column “Ask Isadora,” which appeared in alternative newspapers from 1984-2001, answers questions in a session called “Once More Into the Fray: Dating, Mating and Yes… Sex Too, Past the First Flush of Youth.” [7 p.m., Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

The Camp Fire: California Film Institute and Community Heroes host a benefit screening of the documentary about Stephen Murray — who will be in attendance — who rescued more than 60 senior citizens from a burning mobile home community. [7 p.m., Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael]

The Kooks: Kicking off their North American tour, the English alt-rockers plays from their latest album, “Let’s Go Sunshine.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]


Leon Fleisher 90th Birthday Celebration: The San Francisco pianist is joined by pianist Jonathan Biss, the Telegraph Quartet and bassist Charles Chandler in a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Kirchner and Mozart presented by San Francisco Performances. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

History of African American Comic Book Artists: The California Historical Society presents authors, illustrators and scholars in the a panel discussion subtitled “From Morrie Turner to Ryan Coogler.” [6 p.m., 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Peter Fields: The historian, San Francisco tour guide and social worker launches his book “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.” [7 p.m., Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St., S.F.]

Wiz Khalifa: The rapper plays on a bill with Curren$y, touting their new, long-awaited joint project, “2009.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Colorful Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront: The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society hosts Lee Bruno, author of “Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem,” speaking on The City’s waterfront history, ranging from the Gold Rush to the Jazz Age. [7:30 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd., S.F.]

Kristi Yamaguchi: The skating champion and best-selling children’s author appears in a story time celebration at her friend Maggie Rizer’s East Bay boutique; portions of proceeds from sales go to Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, promoting childhood literacy. [11 a.m., M, City Center Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon]

Ancient Future: Performing with its original 1979 lineup, the group, billed as the “world’s longest running band dedicated to the creation of world fusion music,” celebrates its 40th anniversary. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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