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March 25-27: Christopher Felver: The Imagination of American Poets, Elites Image Fashion Show, Joep Beving, Waiting Period, Hung Liu, Crumb, In the Groove, Matador! Soul Sounds, Ryan Holiday, Lera Auerbach, Starcrawler, Rhys Bowen

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“Christopher Felver: The Imagination of American Poets,” a photography and poetry exhibition, opens at the San Francisco Public Library. (Courtesy photo)


Christopher Felver: The Imagination of American Poets: The photography show of poets’ portraits — including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Louise Erdrich, Robert Haas, Kay Ryan Jack Hirschman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kim Shuck — and their poems, opens with a reception. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sakura Ren Japanese Dance Group: The group performs “awa odori,” a Japanese folk dance celebrating “the spirit of the ancestors, peace and prosperity.” [1 and 2:30 p.m., Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Elites Image Fashion Show: The San Francisco alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents the fashion event, to benefit scholarships, youth enrichment programs and meals for homeless individuals. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joep Beving: The Dutch composer-pianist calls his melancholic instrumental offerings “simple music for complex emotions.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.].

The Waiting Period: Bay Area solo performer Brian Copeland reprises his moving show in which he details his struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts in the first of three free performances. [5:30 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

What We Hold: 100 Teen Voices: The show, which collects audio segments from more than 60 teens, each sharing memories on influential people and moments in their lives, opens with a gathering. [3 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Hung Liu: The renowned Chinese painter and printmaker, whose works are “fine-tuned perceptions of the Maoist regime from her early life,” speaks about her art at a closing event for the exhibit “All Over the Map.” [3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gallery, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Crumb: The New York based four-piece band draws influence from 1960s psych rock, dream pop and jazz fusion. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Joe Mac/440 Easter Bonnet Sale: The tag line for the annual event, with more than 60 one-of-a-kind offerings, is “For one day only, LGBT will stand for ‘let’s get bonnets today.’” [Noon to 6 p.m., 440 Bar, 440 Castro St., S.F.]

In the Groove-A History of Record Players: The recently opened exhibit, running through Aug. 18, tells the stories behind the phonographs, jukeboxes and turntables that changed the landscape of music. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto]

Magical Creatures in Mundane Places: Bay Area writers Benjamin Wachs, Alyc Helms, Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Kwan Booth read from their work, which “reveals the intersections between the world we know and the creatures we only think we’re imagining.” [4 p.m., Bindery, 1727 Haight St., S.F.]


Matador! Soul Sounds: Guitarist Eddie Roberts and drummer Alan Evans head up the funk-soul-jazz group, also featuring keyboardist Chris Spies, bassist Kevin Scott and vocalists Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Ryan Holiday: The media strategist discusses his book “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue,” detailing the battle between the Silicon Valley titan and the celebrity website, which was driven out of business. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]


Lera Auerbach: The pianist, composer and visual artist premieres “21st Century Pictures,” a composition she created in response to Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which also is on the program. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Zack Bateman: The blues artist releases his album “Grey” in a show also featuring Punk Funk Mob, Kat Robichaud and Sophia Prize. [9:30 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

S.F. History Association talk: Elizabeth Creely — known for her popular “Walking the Rising” tour — speaks on “The Irish in the Mission District.” [7:30 p.m., Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

Starcrawler: The Los Angeles-based band — vocalist Arrow de Wilde, guitarist Henri Cash, drummer Austin Smith and bassist Tim Franco — won the Grulke Prize for developing U.S. act at 2018’s SXSW. [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Around the World in 30 Instruments: The multi-cultural educational concert presents traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Americas and India. [1 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Rhys Bowen: The Bay Area novelist shares “The Tuscan Child,” her new cozy historical mystery set in Italy about a “woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Road, Corte Madera]

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