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Feb. 7-9: Tina D’Elia, Adam Cayton-Holland, Michael Franti, SF Son Jarocho Festival, Jad Abumrad, Poetics 2, Mortified Doomed Valentines Show, California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Stenberg-Cahill Duo, Corazón del Barrio!, Jesse McCartney

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Michael Franti opens a two-night gig at the Fillmore on Friday. [Courtesy Jay Blakesberg]


Tina D’Elia: The award-winning solo performer, about to premiere “Overlooked Latinas,” appears on Michelle Meow’s weekly radio show at the Commonwealth Club. [Noon, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen: Opening Thursday and running through July 7, the exhibition of works by 20th-century French Jewish artist and activist Claude Cahun and her longtime partner, Marcel Moore, and pieces by 10 contemporary artists, explores the fluidity of gender identity. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Adam Cayton-Holland: The comic, who’s been described as “genial” and “with decent teeth,” kicks off a three-day standup engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Michael Franti & Spearhead: The great local singer-songwriter and social activist opens a two-night gig to celebrate the release of the album “Stay Human Vol. II” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival: The seventh annual celebration of the folkloric music style of Veracruz hosts a free participatory ritual, Fandango Jarocho, with instruments, dancing, voices and verse. [6 to 11 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Jad Abumrad: The founder and cohost of the Peabody Award-winning radio program Radiolab appears in conversation with Alexis Madrigal. [7:30 p.m., Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Poetics 2: In Pero Theater’s original stage comedy, which begins a four-performance run, young classicists at an academic conference go on a journey to unravel a mysterious message given to them by Seth Rogen’s assistant. [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Cabaret-Love Songs: Peninsula Ballet Theatre’s show includes new and returning pieces, romantic duets and neoclassical ballet and contemporary works for ensemble. [8 p.m., Studio One Theatre, 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo]

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus–Live: Opening a three-performance run, the Off-Broadway comedy is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up based on best-selling book by John Gray. [8 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Modern Cinema: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art program presents films by Jia Zhangke, one of China’s “Sixth Generation” directors, screening “Xiao Wu” (“Pickpocket”) in which a streetwise petty criminal navigates “shattered neighborhoods of a remote provincial town.” [6 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Mortified Doomed Valentines Show: The annual holiday show compiles the “best, worst, most awkward and odd” love-related pieces culled from participants who willingly share items from their most embarrassing childhood journals with total strangers. [7 and 10 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Steep Canyon Rangers: The bluegrass band is best known for its association with comedian/banjo player Steve Martin. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

California International Antiquarian Book Fair: Opening a three-day run, the 52nd annual event offers manuscripts, early American and European literature, first editions, children’s books, maps, autographs and books on myriad themes: history, science, law, architecture, cooking, wine and more. [3 to 8 p.m., Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: In a recent change to the program, Alana Youssefian performs Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61.in “Viennese Pivot,” a concert also with works by Mozart and Schubert. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Stenberg-Cahill Duo: Violinist Kate Stenberg and pianist Sarah Cahill, new music champions, perform works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Kaija Saariaho, Linda Catlin Smith, Henry Cowell, Grazyna Bacewicz and Aaron Gervais to benefit Dirty Girls of Lesvos, a humanitarian group cleaning and redistributing used clothing in refugee camps and Greece. [7:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 495 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Corazón del Barrio!: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts’ annual free open house offers classes, printmaking workshops, gallery entrance, and live entertainment. [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 2868 24th St., S.F.]

Jesse McCartney: The pop star, a former boy band member and soap opera actor, is boasting a new, more mature sound on his current singles “Wasted” and “Better With You,” his first new music since 2014. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Castles Made of Fog: The gallery show of paintings by San Francisco-born Precita Eyes muralists and frequent collaborators Eli Lippert and Max Marttila opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Acción Latina, 2958 25th St., S.F.]

Corkscrewed Comedy: Dave Nihill, Priyanka Wali, Marcus Williams, Brooke Heinichen, Joseph Ugalde and Becca Henry do standup in the February installment of the free show. [9 p.m., InnerFog Wine Bar, 545 Irving St., S.F.]

J. Gilbert Smith House Tour: In “Love Is In The Air,” Los Altos History Museum Deputy Director Heather Farquhar discusses the history of the historic craftsman-style home and of Valentine’s Day and its customs; reservations required at www.losaltoshistory.org. [10 and 11:30 a.m., 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Wander Woman Performance Event: Nearly a dozen performers appear to accompany the visual art show “Wander Woman,” a collection of works exploring varied media, exploring “complex identity politics,” created by local first-generation immigrant women of color. [7 to 10 p.m., Root Division, 1131 Mission St., S.F.]

Ramana Vieira: The Portuguese-American vocalist, accompanied by piano, guitar, bass and drums, appears in a concert of “contemporary fado for the modern era” presented by Sunset Music and Arts. [7:30 p.m., Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Sibarg Ensemble: The group founded by vocalist Hesam Abedini and kamancheh player Niloufar Shiri appears in an evening of Iranian music and jazz Improvisation. [7 and 8:45 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

Theatre of Yugen: The program of two traditional Japanese comedies in English includes “Setsubun” (“The Eve of Spring”), which celebrates the seasonal festival in which beans are scattered to chase away misfortune; and “Kakiyamabushi” (“Persimmons and the Mountain Priest”), a story of a priest who quenches his thirst on stolen persimmons. [7 p.m., 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: San Jose Stage Co. opens its 36th season centerpiece production, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, directed by Lee Sankowich. [8 p.m., 490 S. First St., San Jose]

Coven Film Festival: Several programs of short films by women, for everybody, as well as panels, Q&As with filmmakers and a closing party are slated for the inaugural event founded by Cameo Wood and designed to support and promote female filmmakers. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Kennedy Plays Kenton: Virtuoso bassist Tom Kennedy, backed by Nineteen Jazz Orchestra and presented by Tabard Theatre’s jazz series, pays tribute to Stan Kenton in concert. [8 p.m., Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

2019 San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair: The annual two-day sale offers a “robust range” of first-edition books, modern literature, science fiction, children’s books, prints, posters, maps, illustrations, ephemera and California and the West-themed items. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd., South S.F.]

AXIS’ Family Matinee: The contemporary dance troupe featuring dancers with and without physical disabilities presents a show for families with youngsters featuring short performances of new works and guest appearances by San Francisco Ballet trainees. [2 p.m., Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland]

Tribute to Andrés Flores: Chuchumbé desde México, Los Hijos de José and Tarimba appear in the concert, closing the San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival (of Afro-mestizo music of Veracruz) and featuring an appearance by Flores’ daughter Amairani. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Minefaire: Organizers say the two-day “official Minecraft community event” holds a Guinness World Record for largest convention for a single video game.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

The Choral Project: The Silicon Valley-based choir’s “Art of Sound: Seeking a Home” includes David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Little Match Girl Passion” and repertoire related to finding a safe haven. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $10-$25. Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, www.brownpapertickets.com

New Century Chamber Orchestra: Daniel Hope leads program of familiar works through a new lens, featuring the title work of his recording “Recomposed: Vivaldi-The Four Seasons by Max Richter.” [8 p.m. Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Cut Circle: The early music vocal ensemble appears in “To Love Another…,” with selections of “both romantic and spiritual intensity by Du Fay, Ockeghem, Josquin and their contemporaries.” [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sergio Assad & Odair Assad: The Brazilian virtuoso brothers perform Brazilian music for two guitars. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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