Feb. 11-13: Dua Lipa, Randall Museum, Sweeney Todd, Hoppy Monday, Classical at the Freight

Randall Museum:
The renovated museum, which features a state-of-the-art STEM lab, habitat-based live-animal enclosures and other new attractions, hosts opening-day festivities with special activities and entertainment for families. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Sara Matlin: The chair of the North Peninsula Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses efforts to protect civil rights in San Mateo County and how citizens can help protect immigrant rights. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 East Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

Gail Archer: The international classical organist and recording artist, whose latest album features music by 19th- and 20th-century Russian composers, brings her world tour to San Francisco. [4 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

Guests at the Randall Museum’s reopening celebration can meet a desert cottontail rabbit, shown here in a new desert habitat enclosure. (Courtesy Quincy Stamper)

Ayalew Mesfin: The Denver-based musician, who was a popular Ethio-groove and funk artist in Ethiopia in the 1970s, performs with Debo Band. [7:30 p.m., Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Sweeney Todd: San Jose Stage Company presents a modern envisioning of Stephen Sondheim’s bloody musical melodrama about a revenge-seeking London barber, a resourceful pie-shop proprietress, tragic love and lots of carnage. [2 p.m., the Stage, 490 South First St., San Jose]

Wooden Fish Ensemble: The group, performing on koto, violin and piano, presents a concert of works by locally based composer Hyo-shin Na, including two world premieres, and by Belgian postmodernist composer Boudewijn Buckinx. [4 p.m., Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Hoppy Monday:
San Francisco Beer Week event, hosted by Anchor Brewing, features a hops seminar and beer tasting, led by brewer Dane Volek. [6 to 7:30 p.m., Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., S.F.; tickets required: www.hoppymonfeb.eventbrite.com]

Steve Coll: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses how the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the U.S. failure to understand the motivations of Pakistan’s intelligence agency. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

R.LUM.R: The rising R&B artist, who recently released the EP “Afterimage,” which contains the hit ballad “Frustrated,” is performing in The City. [8 p.m., The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Kim Steinhardt: The environmental writer and marine-wildlife photographer talks about “The Edge,” his book (co-written with Gary Griggs) about the California coast in a time of climate change and expanding human activity. [7:30 p.m., the Bindery, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Classical at the Freight: The music series presents an all-Beethoven program with San Francisco Opera Orchestra concertmaster Kay Stern and a trio of San Francisco Chamber Opera stars. [7:30 p.m., Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Carl Pope:
The coauthor of “Climate of Hope” and former executive director of the Sierra Club optimistically discusses the practical steps we must take to successfully address the challenges of climate change. [7 p.m., Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Anne Raeff: The author, in conversation with Lori Ostlund, discusses “Winter Kept Us Warm,” her decades-spanning novel about love and family. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Beth Hart: The blues-rock singer-songwriter performs works from her new album, “Black Coffee,” a collaboration with guitarist Joe Bonamassa that contains interpretations of favorite blues and soul songs. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Dua Lipa: The rising British pop star performs songs from her self-titled debut album, which has yielded the hit singles “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and “New Rules.” [8 p.m., The Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Guillermo Cochez: The former ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States discusses the future of Panama and how the Central American nation has come a long way since its Noriega and post-Noriega years. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Perfectly Queer Reading Series: Authors Meg Elison (“The Book of the Unnamed Midwife”), Monica Nolan (“Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante”) and Anna Pulley (“The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!)” take part. [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

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