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Feb. 5-6: Joe Louis Walker, Bolshoi Ballet, Sting, Super Bowl: Men in Tights Comedy Spectacular, SF Symphony Beethoven’s Ninth, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

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Electric blues great Joe Louis Walker appears at Biscuits and Blues to celebrate his Grammy nomination. (Courtesy Michael Weintrob)


Joe Louis Walker: The San Francisco-born blues Hall of Famer plays to celebrate “Everybody Wants a Piece,” his recording nominated for a 2017 Grammy for best contemporary blues album. [8 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Bolshoi Ballet: Captured in a 2015 performance, the dramatic classic “Swan Lake” starring Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin hits the big screen. [12:55 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre 9, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Sting: Opening a two-day engagement, the rock star is on tour promoting his 12th solo album, the rock-and-pop “57th & 9th,” with his band and special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Super Bowl-Men in Tights Comedy Spectacular: SF IndieFest’s seventh-annual event features comics Spencer Bainbridge, Jesse Hett, Leslie Small and James Roop providing commentary to the big game on the big screen. [3 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Workshops with Son Jarocho masters: Musicians of all skill levels and knowledge are invited to learn from Artemio Posadas and other masters of the Veracruz folkloric music style in an intimate setting. [Noon and 1 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
: Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt leads the San Francisco Symphony with guest vocalists Kiera Duffy, Sara Couden, Nicholas Phan and Andrew Foster-Williams and the S.F. Symphony Chorus, directed by Ragnar Bohlin. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: Rev. Deb Lee, director of Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, speaks on “Root Causes of Migration Pilgrimage.” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Technicolor Zen Garden: The free multi-sensory installation (inspired by cultural and scientific practices) features a vanishing drawing board, breathing exercises, a Zen-inspired rake garden and tea lounge. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.]


Fred Korematsu Speaks Up: Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi present their children’s book about the Japanese-American human rights hero who resisted going to an internment camp when the U.S. was at war with Japan in 1941. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Beretta Guest Bartender Series
: The Mission bar and restaurant’s program called #Californialove hosts guest bartender couples, beginning with Maritza Rocha-Alvarez of Whitechapel and Ben Jeffers of ABV, creating three cocktails (“hers, his and theirs”), with proceeds from the best seller going to Northern California Family Dog Rescue. [6 to 9 p.m., 1199 Valencia St., S.F.]

American Bach Soloists Master Class
: Baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham leads a session on historical performance with string players Sarah Bleile, Elizabeth Boardman, Emily Nardo and Eugenio Solinas; admission is free. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Kunal Patel SF Open: The first round of singles in the competition, which honors the late tennis enthusiast whose life was tragically cut short in 2014 at 27, begins, with complimentary first-day admission. [1 p.m., Bay Club SF Tennis Center, 645 Fifth St., S.F.]

Can Clean Tech Clean Up Our Future?
: Clean energy experts Holmes Hummel, Andrew Chung and Danny Kennedy discuss what’s real and what’s hype in today’s clean power landscape. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Chris Formant: The author speaks about his debut thriller “Bright Midnight,” a “rock ‘n’ roll ‘Da Vinci Code,’” which re-imagines what might happen if 21st century technology were applied in investigating the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Happy: Screening in the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, the documentary by German director Carolin Genreith tells a story about her aging father’s relationships with Thai women he visits every year, and addresses questions about love after 60. [5:30 p.m., Goethe Institut, 530 Bush St., S.F.]

OMG, I’m a Robot!?!: The Israeli comedy by Tal Goldberg and Gal Zelezniak about a sensitive guy who finds out he’s a robot screens during the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. [9:15 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

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