Categories: Arts Calendar

Jan. 16-17: Nao, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, Jessica Trounstine, Frost/Nixon, Stevan Allred, Adam Plantinga, Christopher Noxon, Wonders of the Sea


Nao: The English singer, songwriter and producer, who calls her style “wonky funk,” is promoting her sophomore album “Saturn.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors: The marketers, entrepreneurs and editors discuss their new book “The Feminine Revolution,” an “upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis” which “reboots femininity for the modern woman and provides her with the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Jessica Trounstine: The University of California social science professor discusses her new book “Politics and Inequality in American Cities” published by Cambridge University Press. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Frost/Nixon: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its run of Peter Morgan’s Olivier- and Tony Award-nominated drama about famed TV interviews between the British talk show host David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon with a preview. [8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

The Greatest Generation: SF Sketchfest presents Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica from the comedy podcast about “Star Trek,” which is “beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode to hard core nerds who are fluent in Klingon.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Stevan Allred: The writer is on tour with his debut novel, “The Alehouse at the End of the World,” which is set in the 16th century, “where bawdy Shakespearean love triangles play out with avian demigods, drunken revelry, biodynamic gardening and a narcissistic, bullying crow who may have colluded with a foreign power.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Monitored Feldman: In “Triadic Memories by Tania Chen, Wobbly and Thomas Dimuzio,” New York School of 20th century composition interpreter Chen performs experimental composer Martin Feldman’s cornerstone piano work with electronic musicians: sampling specialist Thomas Dimuzio and amateur cyberneticist Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly). [8 p.m., Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Ray Bonneville: The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and blues man releases “At King Electric,” his new CD, joined by keys man Richie Lawrence, [8 p.m., Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]


Adam Plantinga: The veteran San Francisco police sergeant, author of “400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman,” speaks about his new book, “Police Craft: What Cops Know About Crime, Community and Violence.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Christopher Noxon: The author, illustrator and journalist, a contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic and more, speaks about his book “Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook.” [7 p.m., Books Inc. Opera Plaza, Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Wonders of the Sea: Fathom Events screens the film by renowned explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who embarks with his children on a voyage to “discover the ocean as never seen before”; Arnold Schwarzenegger narrates. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

FunnyBizz Talks-An Evening of Business and Humor
: Luna Malbroux, Sara DeForest, Joey Avery, Coco Krumme and David Nihill speak on “how to use humor to make an impact, add value and connect with customers on a level that not only inspires loyalty, but causes coffee to shoot out their noses.” [6:30 p.m., Optimizely HQ, 631 Howard St, #100, S.F.]

Resisting Imperialism at the Border and Beyond: The talk, a fundraiser for the migrant caravan at the U.S.-Mexico border, offers information connecting the struggles of the people at the border to anti-imperialist border struggles in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen and Palestine. [6:30 p.m., Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., S.F.]

Berggruen reception: The gallery opens two solo exhibitions: Diana Al-Hadid’s “Temperamental Nature,” a collection of sculptural wall pieces, freestanding sculptures, and bronzes; and Clare Kirkconnell’s “Women’s Work,” a group of paintings referencing stitchery and crafts traditionally done by women. [5 to 7 p.m., 10 Hawthorne St., S.F.]

FOG Design+Art Fair: Opening a four-day run, the event brings together dozens of international design and visual art galleries for “an intimate selection of exhibitions that celebrate San Francisco’s long history as a hub for design, art, experimentation and innovation.” [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Fine Art from the Holy Land Show and Sale: Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem hosts the four-day event, which features more than 1,000 oil paintings, watercolors, original lithographs and etchings designed by dozens of Israeli artists. [5:30 to 10 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F.]

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