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March 24-25: Behind The Lens, Addams Family, Brian Posehn, Theory of Obscurity, Taste of the Nation, Brian Evenson, What Is the Scandal?

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Famous 1960s-70s rock photos and stories by photographers Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd comprise “Behind The Lens,” an event at the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy Pattie Boyd)


Behind The Lens: Rock photographer Henry Diltz and model-photographer Pattie Boyd (aka “Queen of the Sixties”) share stories behind iconic images of the Beatles, album covers of the 1960s-70s and other musicians of the era. [8 p.m.. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Addams Family: The musical about the funny morbid clan (by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa) based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams begins its run with a preview performance. [7 p.m., Berkeley Playhouse, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley]

Brian Posehn: The actor, writer and comic — seen on “The Sarah Silverman Program” and other shows — begins a three-day standup gig on a bill with Tony Camin and Johnny Taylor. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Theory of Obscurity-A Film About the Residents: Don Hardy presents his new documentary telling the story of the renegade sound-and-video collective from San Francisco. [7 p.m., Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael]

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Real Vocal String Quartet: The Americana-roots band known for its inventiveness celebrates the release of “Slacker Ridge,” its third CD. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Broke Ass Stuart’s Crazy F*****g Purim Costume Party: The bash, for Jews and non-Jews, represents a “ great excuse to shake your booty, party your face off, and maybe even test-run your Bay to Breakers costume.” [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., SF.]

Brian Evenson: The acclaimed writer of horror and mystery discusses “A Collapse of Horses,” a new short story collection, with Colin Winnette. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Taste of the Nation: Chef Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna hosts the ninth annual dining event to benefit groups helping hungry children and featuring contributions from The City’s top eateries, wineries and food advocates. [5:30 p.m. (VIP), 6:30 p.m. (general), City View, Metreon, 135 Fourth St., S.F.]


What Is the Scandal?: Eliana Lopez kicks off a tour with a new version of her bilingual one-woman show in which she tells her side of the story about what happened when her husband, former S.F. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, was detained in 2012 on domestic violence charges. [8 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. 2868 Misson St.,S.F.]

Robert Mapplethorpe-Look at the Pictures: The digital gallery, a pop-up show, presents images and commentary by the provocative photographer. [6 to 11 p.m., Linden and Fell streets, S.F.]

S.F. Salsa Festival: The three-day event kicks off with an evening of competitions, performances and dancing to a live band. [6:30 p.m., Park Central, 50 Third St., S.F.]

Lesli Margherita: The Olivier Award winner, star of Broadway’s “Matilda” and Bay Area native, brings her new solo cabaret show “Broad” to The City for the first of two performances, [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Warren Haynes: The guitarist (and member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and The Dead) headlines; Texas-based blues rocker Jonthan Tyler, promoting his new CD “Holy Smokes,” opens. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Yard at Mission Rock Spring Launch Party: The neighborhood community spot near AT&T Park celebrates its first anniversary and greets new tenants (Belcampo Meat Company, Crêperie Saint Germain, Street Soccer USA Park) with afternoon festivities. [11:30 a.m., Third Street and Terry Francois Boulevard, S.F.]

Entangled: Paintings, sculpture and installations (exploring the theme of “entanglement”) are in the exhibit by the Work In Progress Collective, which opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

Anne-Marie Fyfe: The poet launches her most recent collection, “House of Small Absences,” on tour with fellow poet C.L. Dallat. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

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