March 25-26: Foxtails Brigade, Petrified Forest, Karan Mahajan, Tommy Castro, Macy’s Flower Show, Lesli Margherita, David Grisman Sextet


Foxtails Brigade: The San Francisco band, fronted by Laura Weinbach and including musicians who have played with Bright Eyes, Pinback and Van Dyke Parks, is promoting its new self-titled album at the Noise Pop show. [8:30 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

The Petrified Forest: Firescape Theater & The Beverly Hills Playhouse of San Francisco present the Depression-era-set play about a young dreamer and a disillusioned intellectual who meet at a roadside diner on which the famous Humphrey Bogart movie is based. [8 p.m., 414 Mason St., Suite 502, S.F.]

Karan Mahajan: The author of “The Association of Small Bombs,” described by Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson as an “urgent and masterful” novel, appears in conversation with Ruth Galm. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers: The Bay Area bluesman and his quartet are playing from their no-nonsense 2015 recording “Method to My Madness.” [8 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Seed Language- A New Identity: The street dance and documentary theater production exploring “unseen histories of the war on black and brown bodies” is presented by the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and the Embodiment Project. [7:30 p.m., Odell Johnson Theater. Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland]

Macy’s Flower Show tour: Docents offer information about the floral displays and give a behind-the-scenes view of this year’s “roadtrip across America”-themed show; to reserve, call (415) 954-6271 or email [3 p.m., Lower Level Cellar, Macy’s, Stockton and O’Farrell streets, 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.]

Yard at Mission Rock Spring Launch Party: The neighborhood community near AT&T Park spot celebrates its first anniversary and greets new tenants (Belcampo Meat Co., Crêperie Saint Germain, Street Soccer USA Park) with festivities. [12:30 p.m., Third Street and Terry Francois Boulevard, S.F.]


David Grisman Sextet: The mandolin master celebrates his birthday and a new album, playing swing jazz with George Cole on guitar, George Marsh on percussion, Matt Eakle on flute, Jim Kerwin on bass and Chad Manning on fiddle. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., S.F.]

Neon Robot Iceberg: The first event in the Fort Nights series (of site-specific multi-media art) hosts a free party and showcases Tra Bouscaren’s installation using motion-tracking software, custom video mapping, multiple projectors and giant Styrofoam sculptures resembling “upcycled-refuse” icebergs. [7 p.m., Firehouse and Festival Pavilion. Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Macy’s Flower Show Family Fun Day: Guests from the S.F. Botanical Garden share fun facts and present a “tree detective,” clue-gathering session. [1 p.m., Kids Department, Level 5, Macy’s, Stockton and O’Farrell streets, S.F.

Yuck: The London-based garage pop band is playing from its new, third album, “Stranger Things”; Israeli shoegaze band Vaadat Charigim opens. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Presidio Library Open House; The branch celebrates the fifth anniversary since its renovation with a demonstration by Khanh Lu, who shows how to make Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. [1 to 2:30 p.m., 3150 Sacramento St., S.F.]

San Francisco Poster Art-The History: The S.F.Public Library sponsors a panel discussion and workshop about the history of San Francisco poster art led by the artists; a screen-printing session is part of the event. [Noon to 4 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: The innovative band mixes funk, rock, hip-hop and jazz to create a joyful noise that has been heard at the White House and the Grammy Awards telecast. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Alcoholocaust rock show: The punk band DFMK, from Tijuana, Mexico headlines on an afternoon bill also including Butt Problems, Drunk Dad, Party Foce and Los Huaycos. [3 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

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