Categories: Arts Community

Feb. 7-8: Sonny Smith’s Tour, Bermuda Triangle, Yacht, Derek Thompson, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, Ephemeral Seas


Tour: Coinciding with the March release of his album “Rod for Your Love,” visual artist, musician (of Sonny and the Sunsets fame) and playwright Sonny Smith’s exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and music addresses “the absurdity of a musician’s life on the road.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gallery 16, 501 Third St., S.F.]

Bermuda Triangle: The Americana trio, with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser, has added a second Bay Area show due to popular demand. [8 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Yacht: The Los Angeles dance pop purveyors — Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans and Rob Kieswetter — are promoting their latest EP “Strawberry Moon.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Derek Thompson: The writer and editor for The Atlantic talks about his new book “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction” with Oakland-based writer-editor Alexis Madrigal. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
: The San Francisco author of the acclaimed “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” speaks about her new book “Loaded: A Disarming History of Second Amendment.” [7:30 p.m., St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley]

Mill Valley Philharmonic: The orchestra performs a free dress rehearsal for its Valentine concert of works by Verdi, Fauré and Mozart. [7:30 p.m., Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Cellist Steven Isserlis joins conductor Nicholas McGegan and the early music ensemble in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major on a program with Herschel’s Symphony No. 8, Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 and Haydn’s “Mercury” Symphony. [7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto]

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox: The veteran drummer (from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Conan O’Brien’s show) takes requests from a list of some 200 tunes, from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce, on his 2018 tour. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Beer Drinking & Valentine Making: Founders of printshop Western Editions lead a session with an old-school table-top press in which guests may create custom Valentine’s Day cards, accompanied by [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., S.F.]

La Cuneta Son Machín: The Nicaraguan band blends popular Nicaragua and Latin America music with rock, ska and other genres for a “unique, purposeful” style; its album “Mondongo” was nominated for a Grammy in 2016. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]


Jeffrey Nemeroff: “Ephemeral Seas,” the San Francisco artist’s exhibition of realistic yet abstract oil seascape paintings inspired by the local coastline is the culmination of an 18-month investigation. [Noon to 6 p.m., Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., S.F.]

Tales from the 70’s: Acclaimed photographer Henry Horenstein signs books at a reception for his show of 1970s-era images of musicians in Nashville, family and friends in Massachusetts, horse racing at Saratoga, boxing, old highways, stock car racing, wrestlers and more. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary St., fourth floor, S.F.]

Herbert Blomstedt: San Francisco Symphony’s conductor laureate returns to lead the orchestra in a program featuring Stenhammar’s Symphony No. 2 in G minor and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” performed by Garrick Ohlsson. [10 a.m. (rehearsal), 8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Great Satan
: The movie and live show is created by Everything is Terrible! video bloggers who compile weird, dated and campy clips from late 20th century. [7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Tribal Seeds: The San Diego-based rock-reggae band was formed in 2005 by brothers Steven (singer) and Tony-Ray (producer) Jacobo. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Tom Rhodes
: The veteran comic — who went with no home for years, traveling the world doing standup — is in the middle for a four-night engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Hilton Als: The Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker theater critic appears in a City Arts and Lectures presentation, promoting his new essay collection “White Girls.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

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