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Feb. 22-24: Vase, Morgan Jerkins, Robert Moses’ Kin, Wobbleland, Company Wang Ramirez, Chinese New Year concert

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Swedish acoustic trio Vasen plays Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, Feb. 22

Vasen: The Swedish acoustic trio has a distinct sound that is rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music while also reflecting rock and jazz influences. [8 p.m., Freight and Salvage, 2050 Addison St., Berkeley]

Metalachi: Billed as the world’s first and only heavy-metal mariachi band, the group regularly performs classics by Black Sabbath, Slayer, Metallica, Bon Jovi and others. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet: “Bright Fast Cool Blue” program features choreographers with an energetic style: George Balanchine (“Serenade”), Benjamin Millepied (“The Chairman Dances”) and Justin Peck (“Rodeo”). [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bullets Into Bells: Editors Dean Rader and Alexandra Teague and poets Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman and Jane Hirshfield respond to gun violence in this evening consisting of a book reading and a discussion. [6:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Michelle Meow:
The talk-show host and San Francisco Pride president, with her in-studio guest comedian Sampson McCormick, presents her long-running daily radio show exploring issues of interest to the LGBTQ community. [10 a.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Morgan Jerkins: The writer discusses “This Will Be My Undoing,” her essay collection entwining her commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny and racism with her own experiences to confront the challenges of being a black woman today. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Abbas Milani: The Stanford University professor discusses the recent unrest in Iran and the economic hardship that has been a significant reason for the protests. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Friday, Feb. 23

Circus Center Cabaret: The center hosts “Love, San Francisco Style,” an intimate evening with circus and variety artists, live music from Leanne Borghesi and the Roger Glenn Trio, a full bar and an eros theme. [8 p.m., Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., S.F.]

Robert Moses’ Kin: The contemporary dance company’s 23rd season features the world premiere of “Bootstrap Tales,” a Moses-choreographed piece inspired by work with foster youths and street musicians. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: The ensemble performs a concert of works by Dvorak, Brahms and Villa Lobos, with woodwinds and cellos dominating the music. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Wobbleland: The traveling celebration of the best in bass music kicks off its two-day lineup, with TroyBoi, Rusko, Barely Alive b2b Virtual Riot, Ivy Lab and Whipped Cream among the featured artists. [6 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

My Dad Wrote a Porno: The hit British podcast, in which co-host Jamie Morton reads new chapters of a series of erotic novels penned by his father under the name Rocky Flintstone, presents a live version, featuring a “lost chapter” of the books. [8 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Live Law: Public radio show and podcast “Life of the Law” hosts “Initial Public Offering,” a night of storytelling about law, tech and life benefiting the investigative show. Guests include blues artist Fantastic Negrito, writer Riddhi Shah and artist Sirron Norris. [8 p.m., Polish Club, 3040 22nd St., S.F.]

Ancient Greeks: Two-day Humanities West program begins, featuring lectures, discussions, and performances that explore artistic, scientific, and political developments that contributed to ancient Greece’s age of expansion. [7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Saturday, Feb. 24
Children’s films: Bay Area International Children’s Festival runs through the weekend, with family-geared films, panel and animation workshops on the bill. Saturday fare includes the Oscar nominee “The Breadwinner.” [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland]

Company Wang Ramirez: Korean-German dancer Honji Wang and French-Spanish dancer Sebastien Ramirez explore the complexities of human relationships in “Borderline,” a dance-theater work with an aerial element. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Dana Street, Berkeley]

Big Mama Thornton tribute: Local musicians, under the direction of Anita Lofton, salute the legacy of Big Mama Thornton, whose songs and vocals in the 1940s and 1950s paved the way for rock and roll. [9 p.m., Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men:
The rootsy band, whose music is influenced by the Santa Cruz Mountains surroundings where its members grew up, blends folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock and roll in its music. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Chinese New Year concert:
Family geared San Francisco Symphony event features a lively reception and a program of eastern and western music and traditional Chinese dance. [3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Keys N Krates: The Canadian band, whose sound contains electro-rock and hip-hop elements, has released its debut LP, “Cura,” which has given rise to the single “My Night.” [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, S.F.]

Daniel Sloss: The Scottish comedian, who has been performing professionally since his teens, has made numerous appearances with Conan O’Brien and at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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