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June 6-7: Jenny Zigrino, Maps & Atlases, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, Meron Hadero, Mariko Tamaki, Gene Luen Yang, Music of the Actualized Child, Storm Large, Tulip 2018, Susanna Mälkki, Flyaway Productions, SFDanceworks, Joshua Pollock

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“Music of the Actualized Child,” a dance-theater piece with social justice themes by Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project, is onstage at ODC Theater June 7-9. (Courtesy David Wilson)


Jenny Zigrino: The standup comedian, who epitomizes both “the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast,” opens a four-night engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Maps & Atlases: “Lightlessness Is Nothing New,” the latest recording by the indie folk-experimental rock band from Chicago, was created by frontman Dave Davison as he grieved over the loss of his father. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, Meron Hadero: The contributors to “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives,” discuss the anthology, in which prominent authors explore and illuminate their experiences. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave, S.F.

Mariko Tamaki, Gene Luen Yang: The award-winning graphic novel writers (of “Superman” fame and more) and authors of children’s books discuss the significance of superheroes and comics for young readers. [7:30 p.m., Bindery, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Yeek: The singer-songwriter and producer from Los Angeles has a “genre-bending,” described as “downtempo pop with hip-hop undertones. [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Mari Andrew: The writer, illustrator and Instagram sensation talks about her book “Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-Loop, Zig-Zagging Journey to Adulthood,” her comical “on-point guide to growing” with essays and illustrations. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Trans Resistance is Beautiful: The show of prints from the frontlines of trans liberation movements — with works by Micah Bazant, Chucha Marquez, Ethan X Parker, Art Twink, Amir Khadar, Rommy Sobrado-Torrico, Mojuicy, Edxie Betts and more — opens with a reception.[6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Gallery, LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Wild Evel and the Trashbones
: The 1960s-inspired punk band from Austria headlines a bill with Isaac Rother & The Phantoms and the Ogres [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

ShotzPRIDE: The evening offers short plays by members of the LGBTQ+ community that center on the theme “Three Generations of Pride.” [7 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

L’Orfeo: The 2009 film captures a La Scala performance of avant-garde stage director Robert Wilson’s interpretation of Claudio Monteverdi’s seminal opera from 1607 about Ovid’s Metamorphosis of the descent of Orfeo into the underworld to recover his wife Euridice. [1:30 p.m. Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Six Characters in Search of a Play: Del Shores, creator of the LGBT cult comedy “Sordid Lives,” appears in the San Francisco premiere of his one-man show in which he brings to life one-of-a-kind characters he has met in real life. [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Finks: TheatreWorks opens previews of the comic drama based on the true story of comedian-actor Jack Gilford set during the 1950s Red Scare. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]


Music of the Actualized Child: The performance by Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project interweaves street dance, documentary theater, songs and video art to “engage a critical conversation around the school-to-prison pipeline, childhood trauma, race and healing.” [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Storm Large: The vocalist of Pink Martini fame opens a three-night engagement of her cabaret show about romance, with “flirtation, courtship, falling in love …. and calling the cops!” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Tulip 2018: The Blockchain and digital currencies conference is a two-day gathering of “blocktrepreneurs, technologists, digital nomads, HODLrs and Silicon Valley investors.” [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Village, 969 Market St., S.F.]

Susanna Mälkki: The Finnish conductor leads San Francisco Symphony and violinist Nikolaj Znaider in a program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Kaija Saariaho’s “Laterna Magica” and Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy.” [10 a.m. (open rehearsal), 8 p.m, Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Flyaway Productions: The aerial dance troupe and Tenderloin Museum present “Tender (N.): A Person Who Takes Charge,” a free, site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin. [8:30 p.m., Cadillac Hotel, 380 Eddy St., S.F. ]

SFDanceworks: The contemporary troupe’s third season program features a choreographer Nacho Duato classic 1983 “Jardi Tancat and premieres by Danielle Rowe and company artistic director James Sofranko. [ 8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Joshua Pollock
: The meditation expert and author of “The Heatfulness Way: Heart Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation,” speaks about his book, a bestseller in India which illustrates the benefits of living with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy and love. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Medea Benjamin: The activist and founder of the grassroots social justice group Code Pink speaks about “Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of Iran,” described as the “first general-audience progressive book on Iran’s history and politics.” [7:30 p.m., Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley]

Bobbie Burgers: The artist opens “Perception of Sound,” a show of recent abstract floral paintings running through June 30, with a reception. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Caldwell Snyder Gallery, 341 Sutter St., S.F.]

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