Categories: Arts Calendar

March 1-3: 9 to 5 The Musical, Miracle Worker, Transitions in Life & Art, Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Castro Art Walk, Women in Art, Anderson East, Rabbit Hole, SF History Days


9 to 5 The Musical: Foothill Music Theatre opens a three-week run of the show, with music by Dolly Parton, based on the 1980 film of the same name about working women who team up against their chauvinistic boss. [8 p.m., Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

How-to NightLife: The California Academy of Sciences Thursday after-hours program is a “Plant Lover Edition” featuring DIY demos, workshops with garden experts, DJ Luiza Sa-Davis and food and drink for purchase. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

The Miracle Worker: The Tabard Theatre Company presents the Tony-award winning drama based on Helen Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life.” [8 p.m., Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

Transitions in Life & Art: The show of recent paintings and digital pigment prints by Magdalena Bogart and Sydell Lewis opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto]

The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot: American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts Program presents the darkly comedic story from Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis exploring “faith and forgiveness in all its foul-mouthed, complicated glory.” [7 p.m., Strand, 1127 Market St., S.F.

Jazz Search West: The Bay Area’s annual five-session jazz talent competition for vocalists and instruments, which culminates in a final concert at Yoshi’s in April, begins. [7 p.m., Sound Room, 2147 Broadway, Oakland]

The Elephant in Every Room: The Presidio Live series presents the intimate solo piece about Gardiner Comfort’s experience as an actor living with Tourette Syndrome. [7 p.m., Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.]

FoodBytes!: The $169-per-person “pitch competition-meets-networking event” brings together startups, investors and industry leaders working in food and agriculture. [2 to 7:30 p.m., Village, 969 Market St., S.F.]

Castro Art Walk: Neighborhood businesses extend business hours, host special events and share artwork in the first Thursday-of-the-month community event. [6 to 9 p.m., Castro and Market streets, S.F.]


Women in Art-Great Artists Who Just Happen to be Women
: In honor of Women’s History Month, the group show features works by a variety of female artists, from emerging to museum-credentialed, including paintings by gallery co-founder Amy Nelder and modernist Anna Walinska. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chloe Gallery, 645 Beach St., S.F.]

Anderson East: The Alabama-born soul man is known for his professional and personal connection to country star Miranda Lambert. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Rabbit Hole: The nonprofit theater troupe Breach Once More opens its run of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a grieving family searching for comfort. [8 p.m., Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, Building C, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Pierre-Laurent Aimard: San Francisco Performances presents the pianist in a program of works by Messiaen, Ligeti and Beethoven. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Up In Arms
+: The mixed media art show about guns in America by East Bay artist Diane Dunwoodie opens with a reception. [6 to 10 p.m., Warehouse416, 416 26th St., Oakland]


San Francisco History Days: The third annual free two-day event features nearly 100 exhibitors, authors and presentations, and vintage memorabilia, artifacts, clothing and photographs from The City’s past. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Patrick Galvin and Jungeun Kim: Violinist Galvin and pianist Kim appear in concert, presented by Sunset Music and Arts, playing works by Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Prokofiev. [7:30 p.m. Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Ophelia: Nadja Verena Marcin’s conceptual live performance and video sculpture investigates the relationship between the human destruction of the biosphere, and the history of female hysteria. [4 p.m., Minnesota Street Project,1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Transitions: Theatre Rhino premieres playwright John Fisher’s work about gender and sexuality in the world of geopolitics, a story about a Russian president, an American president and a drag queen. [8 p.m., Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

S.F. Conservatory of Music Orchestra: Eric Dudley leads the concert, a program with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor (featuring concerto competition winner Kaiyuan Wu) and Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra”; John Masko conducts Weber’s Overture to “Der Freischütz.” [7:30 p.m., 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Catalyst Quartet: The award-winning ensemble — violinist Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violist Paul Laraia and cellist Viola Karlos Rodriguez performs an hour-long concert geared toward families with children. [11 a.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Song and Dance Bollywood Style: The sing-along event covers classics by Rafi, Lata, Kishore and Asha to songs of the modern era, intermingled with a dance performance. [3:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Culinary Clash 2018: The student cooking competition and scholarship fundraiser offers a three-course meal (for $40; $65 with wine) created by students working with the International Culinary Center. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nob Hill Club, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 1 Nob Hill, S.F.]

El Rincon Flamenco Mexico Edition
: Carola Zertuche and guest artists from Mexico and Spain Marién Luévano, Roberto Aguilar and Jose Blanco “El Grillu” appear. [7 and 8:30 p.m., Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco, 670 South Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Good Riddance: The Santa Cruz punk band headlines a show also featuring the revitalized The Last Gang, from Orange County. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

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