Categories: Arts Community

Jan. 28-30: Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, CTA@30: Power in Unity, Gary Rogowski, Mandy Harvey, Tom Clancy, Kelli O’Hara, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Bill Bryson


2018 Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show: The West’s Coast’s premier “benched” event — in which breeds are grouped together — showcases more than 175 breeds as well as hosts trials and a fashion show. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

CTA @ 30-Power in Unity: The documentary by James Q. Chan celebrating 30 years of activism by Community Tenants Association and covering issues concerning affordable housing among San Francisco’s Chinese immigrant population premieres at a screening with civic leaders. [Noon, Great Star Theatre, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]

Gary Rogowski: The master furniture craftsman speaks about “Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction,” an “autobiography, part guide to creativity, and part guide to living an authentic life.” [4 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Mandy Harvey: The deaf singer-songwriter performed her original song “Try” to great acclaim on “America’s Got Talent.” [7:30 p.m., Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Tu B’Shevat in the Park: Reboot and Save The Redwoods League observe the Jewish holiday in a volunteer tree-planting event (from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) followed by a celebration. [2 p.m., Heroes Grove, between Fulton Street and John F Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Tom Clancy: The scholar explores the recent history of Ireland in the lecture “Go, move, shift: Exploring Irish cultural changes through 10 songs.“ [5 p.m., Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave., S.F.]

OUT of Site Salon: Eye Zen, a group dedicated to San Francisco queer history, presents a benefit in a 19th century Victorian home with art, entertainment food and fun. [2 p.m., 4421 20th St., S.F.]

King & Faith Forum: The talk features award-winning graphic artist and art professor John Jennings and KQED’s Brian Watt discussing what citizens, communities and organizations can do in the face of current political and societal changes. [4 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.

Kelli O’Hara: The Tony Award winner for her performance in “The King and I” appears in the Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky. [5 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

California Pops Orchestra: The the country’s only all-request pops orchestra plays songs spanning the Great White Way and the silver screen in “Broadway Meets Hollywood.” [3 p.m., Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino]


Jean-Yves Thibaudet: The pianist appears with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Thierry Fischer in a program including Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” and Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

World Harmony Chorus: The unique group is a welcoming ensemble of singers of all ages, backgrounds, interests and experience levels. [7:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Niall Ferguson: The historian and author of “Paper and Iron, The Ascent of Money, Civilization, and The Square and the Tower” appears in conversation with Sanford professor emeritus and Pulitzer Prize-winner David M. Kennedy at a ticketed event. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Marco DeMello: The tech startup founder and cybersecurity veteran shares his predictions for cybersecurity at the ticketed talk. [5:30 p.m., RocketSpace, 180 Sansome St., third floor, S.F.]

Howard Jones: The synthesizer pioneer and singer-songwriter of “Things Can Only Get Better” fame appears in a sold-out show on a bill with Rachael Sage. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.


Jessica Lea Mayfield: The country rock singer-songwriter is promoting her fourth album, “Sorry Is Gone,” headlining a bill with Sun Seekers. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Bill Bryson: The American-born author and U.K. resident famous for travel books and advocating conserving the English countryside appears in a Peninsula Open Space Trust-sponsored Wallace Stegner Lecture. [8 p.m., Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

History of the Anchor Brewing Company: Historian and longtime Anchor Brewing Co. staffer David Burkhart heads up San Francisco History Association lecture. [7:30 p.m., Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

Deep Dark Woods: Noise Pop presents the Canadian alt-country band, whose latest album “Yarrow” has “anthems [that] are definitely not from Eden.” [8 p.m., Café du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Jonathan Kauffman: The food writer and former line cook speaks about his new book, “Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.” [6:30 p.m.,Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

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