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Jan. 25-27: Luscious, Urban Retreat, Mynabirds, Binh Danh, Shelton Johnson, Edwardian World’s Faire, Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, Ana Gasteyer, Elevenplay

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“Luscious,” a show of still life and floral paintings in oil by Inna Cherneykina, opens at Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame. (Courtesy photo)


Luscious: Painter Inna Cherneykina opens her exhibit of colorful still life and floral oils created in alla prima (“wet on wet”) techniques; a reception is slated for Feb. 18. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum Studios Gallery, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

The Urban Retreat: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a free staged reading of the play about a rap star on retreat in Marin County to write his memoir, who selects his high school English teacher, an adversary from his past, to be his ghostwriter. [7 p.m., I.T. Bookman Community Center, 446 Randolph St., S.F.]

Forest Bees: The solo project of Sheetal Singh, bassist for early 2000s San Francisco indie noise pop band, The Stratford 4, plays to release her self-titled album. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

The Mynabirds: Omaha-based singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn heads up the feminist-leaning indie rock band. [7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Binh Danh & Shelton Johnson: In connection with the exhibit “Landmark: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography,” photographer Binh Danh and ranger Shelton Johnson discuss their work and how it relates to diversity and inclusion in the National Parks System. [6 p.m., SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St., S.F.]

Mikey Pauker: The Berkeley-based folk-world artist celebrates the release of his album “Ascension.” [8 p.m., Key Tea, 921 C St., San Rafael]

red steppes: The folk act (and project of Oakland based singer-songwriter Nika States, releases the single “I Did Not Speak It” in a concert with Kelly McFarling. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]


The Edwardian World’s Faire: The event honoring the late, great macabre cult artist Edward Gorey serves up period-themed live music, theater, fashion, fine art, circus, stage shows, literature and ballroom dancing. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dave Eggers::The famed writer and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemini-American man from San Francisco who’s the subject of the new book “The Monk of Mokha,” speak in a San Francisco Public Library presentation, kicking off a series of bookstore appearances over the weekend. [10:30 a.m., City Hall steps, 1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Ana Gasteyer: The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member appears in her cabaret act with music director Lance Horne. [8 p.m., Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Anti-Flag: Since unleashing its seminal 1996 debut “Die for the Government,” the band has “emboldened” listeners for two generations with “timeless punk spirit.” [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Insignificance: Dragon Theatre opens its production of the show in which Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Sen. Joe McCarthy and Joe DiMaggio meet in a New York hotel room. [8 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Wafia: Electro-pop artist Wafia Al-Rikabi, born in the Netherlands to Syrian and Iraqi parents and now based in Australia, explores her many identities and world politics in her music. [9 p.m.,Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band: The new music group premieres Ned Rothenberg’s improvised concerto “Beyond C,” a commission inspired by Terry Riley’s “In C” on a bill with The Living Earth Show. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]


Elevenplay, a Japanese dance and technology troupe, appears in San Jose on Jan. 27. (Courtesy photo)

Elevenplay: The Japanese high-tech multimedia troupe “dubbed a drone and dance act” gained popularity on “America’s Got Talent.” [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose]

2018 Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show: The West’s Coast’s premier “benched” event showcases more than 175 breeds. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Showcasing over 175 breeds, with 1500 entries a day, the GGKC event is an exciting and unique event for dog lovers who will have a rare opportunity at this “benched” show to learn about and get to know hundreds of breeds of dogs, all in one location over two days.

Klimt & Rodin-An Artistic Encounter: Due to demand, the exhibition comparing work by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and French sculptor Auguste Rodin, has extended viewing hours for its final weekend. [9:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Meow Meow: The song siren appears in concert with pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale. [8 p.m. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F,]

Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth: The musicians, who star in the indie film “American Folk,” the story of two strangers who meet on a plane bound for New York on the morning of 9/11, play the soundtrack live. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Ramana Vieira and Quartet: The vocalist and her band perform traditional and contemporary fados, including some songs nominated for an International Portuguese Music Award. [8 p.m., Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]

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