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Feb. 13-14: Clara Bijl, SF Ballet Program 2, Michael Tubbs, Bowie Celebration, Yasmin Khan, Reema Zaman, Dating Game, Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company, Gregory Alan Isakov,

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From left, Tara McArthur, Suzette Sagisi and Chinchin Hsu appear in Katie Faulkner’s “Divining,” a dance premiere onstage at ODC Theater Feb. 14-16. (Courtesy Stephen Texeira)


Clara Bijl: The French standup comic, who went to college in South Carolina, is recording an album at the club appearance, Zack Chapaloni and host Nathan Habib also are on the bill. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Program 2: “Kaleidoscope” is a mixed repertory bill with George Balanchine’s “Divertimento No. 15,” Benjamin Millepied’s “Appassionata” and David Dawson’s “Anima Animus.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Michael Tubbs: The first African-American mayor of Stockton, the youngest mayor in American history of a city of more than 100,000 people, appears in conversation with podcaster and Obama administration staffer Dan Pfeiffer, presented by City Arts & Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

A Bowie Celebration: Keyboardist Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of David Bowie’s band, and fellow Bowie alumni Earl Slick and Carmine Rojas — plus vocalists Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover — play from Bowie’s repertoire. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Yasmin Khan: The broadcaster, cook and author of “Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen,” appears in conversation with Nik Sharma. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Reema Zaman: The writer, actress and public speaker discusses her memoir “I Am Yours,” in which she details her journey from Bangladesh to Thailand to New York to Oregon and her attempt to be heard as a female immigrant in a man’s world. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

A Dating Game: The “genre-defying” show that changed the face of comedy-matchmaking brings together three eligible singles and one bachelor(ette) who questions potential dates, then chooses an escort for a night out — in front of a live audience. [8 p.m., PianoFight Main Stage, 144 Taylor St., S.F.

Birth of a Nation: San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema screen the 1997 film by the late Jonas Mekas, known for his advocacy of personal, underground and avant-garde cinema. [7:30 p.m., Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St., S.F.]

FranNet: The business consulting company hosts a free session on how to select and successfully operate a franchise. [6 p.m., Main Library, Learning Studio, fifth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Barry Gifford: The writer celebrates the release of a volume of Southern gothic novels — “Night People,” “Arise and Walk” and “Baby Cat Face” in an event also including a screening of “Wild at Heart.” [8:30 p.m. Alamo Draft House, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Better Luck Next Time!: Storytellers share their most epic failures and what they’ve learned from them in the show. [7 p.m., PianoFight, Second Stage, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Heart Wrench: The Valentine’s edition of the San Francisco Neo-Futurists’ “The Infinite Wrench” includes short plays that don’t ask audiences to suspend disbelief. [8 p.m., Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]

Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall: The DJ’s staging of the graphic novel features a team of puppeteers manipulating a cast of 10-inch puppets interacting on more than a dozen miniature sets and projected live on a huge screen. [7:30 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

City of Joy: The film about a leadership center in Eastern Congo where women who have suffered rape and abuse heal and become voices of change screens, followed by a discussion with City of Joy representatives. [7 p.m., Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland]


Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company: The troupe premieres “Divining,” which investigates “embodied forms of knowing, from prayer to palm reading to water witching” and created as a way to find solace in today’s “fractured global moment.” [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Never Ever Land: Awesome Theater’s comedy, written by Sang S. Kim, tells the tale of Peter, a lost man looking to find clarity after a rough breakup with his girl Wendy, aided by his sponsor Hook. [9 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Gregory Alan Isakov: “Evening Machines” is the latest recording by the South Africa-born, Colorado-based folk singer-songwriter, who’s opening a two-night stand. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

F*ck Tinder: To supply laughs on Valentine’s Day, David Rodwin does two performances of his show in which he describes how he moves to San Francisco and goes on dates with 120 women in two years in search of love. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.

Alexander String Quartet & Joyce Yang: SF Performances presents the ensemble and pianist in a concert with the West Coast premiere of Samuel Carl Adams’ “Quintet with Pillars” and two Mozart’s piano quartets, K. 478 and K. 493. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mission Community Market: Opening its 2019 season, with products from local farmers and “just in time for spring,” the open-air evening market in the Mission, supported by Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture returns.[4 to 8 p.m., 22nd and Bartlett streets, S.F.}

Valentine’s Day-Heartless!: Pianist-singer Larry Ebert heads up an “Un-Valentine’s” free sing-along of embittered classics like J. Geils Band’s “Love Stinks!”, Kanye’s “Heartless,” Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” [6:30 p.m., Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., S.F.]

How I Learned What I Learned: In a preview performance presented by Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Steven Anthony Jones portrays playwright August Wilson in the one-man show in which the writer describes his days as a young poet and struggling black artist in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. [8 p.m., Buriel Clay Theatre, 862 Fulton St., S.F.]

Love, Chocolate and other Bitter Things: The Valentine’s Day stand-up comedy show features headliner Joe Klocek, Priyanka Wali and Irene Tu. [7:30 p.m., Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Pleasure Project: Los Angeles actor, filmmaker and sex blogger Ava Bogle presents the sci-fi comedy show celebrating female sexual empowerment. [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2019: The two-week event at venues across the city begins with a DJ set by Gilles Peterson, “tastemaker” and BBC 6Music radio presenter who works “at the nexus of jazz, soul and electronic music.” [11 p.m., Continental, 349 South First St., San Jose]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The cult classic and audience participatory favorite screens in a Valentine’s Day Special event, with Barely Legal, the Bay Area’s “premier live cast.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Comedy Oakland: The Valentine’s Day lineup offers standup by Krista Fatka, Walker Glenn, Shannon Murphy, Julie Ash, Ben Feldman and Samson Koletkar. [8 p.m., Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster St., Oakland]

The Last Servant of Sister Imani: TheatreFirst opens a three-week run of the drama by Cleavon Smith, an exploration of injustice, about the lives and rise of two college friends who share a love of music. [8 p.m., Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

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