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March 20-21: Crossing Bhutan, Dance Workshop, Peace Action, Earplay, Meredith Maran, The Dig, Scott Capurro

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“Crossing Bhutan,” a documentary about athletes who traveled the South Asian country in an examination of its aim for “gross national happiness,” screens at the Roxie. (Courtesy photo)
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MONDAY. MARCH 20

Crossing Bhutan: The documentary about four veteran athletes’ journey to explore Bhutan’s enigmatic policy of Gross National Happiness by making a border-to-border crossing of the isolated kingdom by foot and bike screens, followed by a Q&A with director Ben Henretig. [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 Mission St., S.F.]

The Dig: The Brooklyn indie group calls itself “a classic band’s band, and a true collaboration: four longtime friends, three songwriters, two singers in a true dual frontman setup.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Dance Workshop with SF Ballet: The San Francisco Public Library program for ages 6 to 12 shows how choreography, music and costumes come together to tell the story ballet of “Cinderella.” [3:30 p.m., Visitacion Valley branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Peace Action of San Mateo County
: Peace leaders Kevin Martin and Reiner Braun discuss “Mobilizing for Peace in the Trump Era: Pursuing Nuclear Disarmament and Common Security in Europe and the World.” [7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

The U.S. and China in 2017: Howard French, former New York Times writer and author of “Everything Under the Heavens: Empire, Tribute and the Future of Chinese Power,” appears on a panel with Asia Times’ contributor George Koo. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Earplay: “Concert 2: Wind” a program of new classical music by Stephen Yip, Jason Federmeyer, Linda Bouchard, Heidi Jacob and Toru Takemitsu, is preceded by a 6:45 p.m. talk. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

New Media/Art Techonology & Culture Colloquium: Andrew and Deborah Rappaport speak on “Designing Spatiality for New Media Art.” [6:30 p.m., Barbo Osher Theater, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Meredith Maran: The essayist and book critic speaks about “The New Old Me,” her account of leaving a San Francisco freelance writer’s life for a 9-to-5 job in Los Angeles. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Scott Capurro: The Bay Area comic veteran does standup in a show called “Scott Capurro’s Position.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Michelle-Lael Norsworthy: The newmaker whose case set a precedent for the State of California being required to pay for genital reassignment surgery for transgender inmates appears in a sociology colloquium on transgender prisoner rights. [11:45 a.m., 250 McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

New Generation Queens-A Zanzibar Soccer Story: Filmmaker Megan Shutze premieres her movie about female soccer players on about island of Zanzibar who are leading a new wave of Muslimah football and transforming long-held beliefs about women, Islam and sports. [7 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Carrie Nugent: The Caltech staff scientist and author of “Asteroid Hunters” describes asteroids in depth and addresses what might happen if one struck Earth. [7 p.m., Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Beth Moon
: The digital photographer who reveal constellations and nebulas of rare dark skies speaks in a San Francisco Amateur Astronomers presentation. he [7:45 p.m., Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F. Presidio]

Investing for Social Impact: Nancy Pfund discusses how her venture capital firm DBL Partners makes money matter by not only requiring a financial goal, but one that invests to achieve a positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Brahms Through the Looking Glass” includes Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8, and works by Jennifer Jolley, Ken Lim and Sam Nichols. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Sensorium: The third annual evening of dance, art and music geared toward ballet fans ages 21 to 39 includes pre-show pop ups, a performance of “Diamonds” and “Fearful Symmetries” and a DJ after-party. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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