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Feb. 2-3: Kronos Festival 2017, Ottessa Moshfegh, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Atrapados (Trapped), Lisa Wade, Berlin and Beyond Film Festival

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Kronos Quartet begins a three-day festival with a program called “The Sun Rises” featuring students from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. (Courtesy Jay Blakesberg)
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THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Kronos Festival 2017: Contemporary classical ensemble Kronos Quartet opens a three-day series with a concert featuring Sahba Aminikia’s “Grandma’s House,” a piece inspired by nostalgia for 1980s Iranian children’s TV shows (performed by Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts students) as well as appearances by Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Ottessa Moshfegh: The author, winner of the PEN Hemingway Prize for her debut novel “Eileen,” reads from “Homesick for Another World,” her O. Henry Prize-winning story collection. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

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Viet Thanh Nguyen: City Arts & Lectures presents the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Sympathizer,” who has a new short story collection, “The Refugess.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Raggedy Ann and Andy: The exhibit tells the history of the famed dolls, with more than 60 examples, adopted by Diane Simmons over the last 40 years, on display. [Noon to 4 p.m., Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Atrapados (Trapped): The obscure psychedelic film about two trapped strangers who realize they may have inherited the earth as its sole survivors screens in a series called “Crack in the World: Cinema of Chaos and Transcendence.” [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

NightLife Lunar New Year: California Academy of Sciences’ after hours program celebrates the Year of the Rooster with a lion dance performance by San Francisco’s Jing Mo Athletic Association among the evening’s festivities. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.].

Lisa Wade: The writer talks about “American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus,” in conversation with Peggy Orenstein, author of the bestselling “Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Zainab Bahrani: The Columbia University professor of art history and archaeology discusses her new book “Art of Mesopotamia.” [6 p.m., Oshman Hall, Mcmurtry Building, 355 Roth Way, Stanford University]

FRIDAY, FEB. 3

Scrappin’ (Schrotten!): The debut feature by Oscar-nominated German filmmaker Max Zahle, a comedy that explores the little-known world of scrap dealing, opens the 21st Berlin and Beyond Film Festival with an appearance by the director; a party follows. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Pablo Hidalgo: The LucasFilm Story Group executive shares his comprehensive 2016 volume, “Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide.” [7 p.m., Books Inc. Opera Plaza, Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Young adult fiction panel: In “No Longer Niche,” authors Kristin Elizabeth Clark {“Road-Trip to Infinity”), M.G Hennessey (“The Other Boy”), Brie Spangler {“Beast”) and Tim Floreen (“Tattoo Atlas”) discuss the “evolution of queer lit into the mainstream.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

The Jean Genies: The David Bowie tribute band covers material spanning five decades of Bowie’s career; the opening act is Cruella, an all-female Motley Crue tribute. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Cambrian Symphony: The group’s free concert “From Romantic to Surreal” includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto featuring soloist Adelle-Akiko Kearns, as well as Debussy’s “Nocturnes” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” [7:30 p.m., San Jose State University Concert Hall, 1 Washington Square, San Jose}

Women & Queers Comedy Open Mic-Happy Hour Edition: Drag comedienne Debbie Devereaux hosts the free weekly session of standup. [6 to 8 p.m., Club OMG, 43 Sixth St., S.F.]

Son Jarocho Festival: The musical weekend begins with an event honoring 2016 National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas, who talks about son jarocho as a folkloric style and social movement with Chelis Lopez, Gilberto Gutiérrez, Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Flores. [6:30 p.m. (reception); 7:30 p.m. (panel), Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Train Driver’s Diary: Screening in SF Indiefest, Serbia’s entry for Oscar consideration is a macabre comedy about a Serbian train driver who has accidentally, infamously, killed 28 people in the course of his job. [7:15 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

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