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March 6-7: Marie Kondo, Dr Jessica Zitter, Yiyun Li, Concerts for Kids, Dark Victory, The Commune, Sarah Britton

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Japanese anti-clutter superstar Marie Kondo appears at University of San Francisco’s Presentation Theater. (Courtesy photo)
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MONDAY, MARCH 6

Marie Kondo: The anti-clutter expert and author of the best-selling “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” demonstrates how to fold clothes and answers questions from the audience. [6:30 p.m., Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk St., S.F.]

Gloria Steinem: The feminist and activist, appearing in conversation with MacArthur Fellow Lateefah Simon, is the first guest of the Women’s Building’s Speaker Series; the ticketed program has moved to a larger venue to accommodate demand. [10 a.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Dr. Jessica Zitter: The critical care physician speaks on “A New Kind of Heroism: Extreme Measures at the End of Life,” a medical approach that focuses on giving patients relief from symptoms, pain and stress of an illness, regardless of their diagnosis. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Yiyun Li: The award-winning East Bay novelist discusses “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life” — her new memoir that confronts depression and questions of identity — in conversation with editor Manjula Martin. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Concerts for Kids: San Francisco Symphony performances created for kindergarten through third graders include Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee,” an excerpt from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more. [10 and 11:30 a.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Where’s The Local Talent? Comedy Night: Natasha Muse, Imran G-i, Kevin Munroe, Dominique Gelin, Adam Pearlstein and Connor Marshall appear in the first Monday of the month. show. [8 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Dark Victory: Bette Davis stars in the movie about a shallow socialite who’s forced to rethink her life when diagnosed with a serious illness, screening in the library’s “Movies for Adults” series. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley branch, S.F. Public Library, 1801Green St., S.F.]

Learn From Me Comedy Showcase: Drew Harmon, Chris Conatser, Julie Ash, Luigi Diaz and Alyssa Westerlund appear in the free show. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Commune (Kollektivet): Cinequest screens Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s film focusing on the clash between personal desires vs. the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid-1970s. [7 p.m., California Theater, 345 S. First St., San Jose]

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

Yiyun Li: The Oakland author speaks about “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” her first non-fiction title, a memoir that interweaves personal experiences and tributes to her most treasured literary influences. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sarah Britton: The My New Roots blogger and whole foods lover is promoting her cookbook “Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients.” [6:30 p.m., Ominvore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Leah Fessler: The journalist and recent Middlebury graduate holds a town hall-style discussion with stories and performances by University of San Francisco students on the topic “Hookup Culture, Sexual Politics and Campus Rape.” [7 p.m., McLaren Conference Center, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F]

Active Bird Community: Opening for Dude York, the Brooklyn garage pop-indie rock band has been compared to Ra Ra Riot, LVL Up “with a little of Pavement, early 90s Matador.” [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Big Thief: Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek anchor the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, whose debut album is “Masterpiece”; Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) and evocative Vermont singer-songwriter Henry Jamison open. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Vallis Alps: Australian producer David Ansari and vocalist Parissa Tosif comprise the electronic duo, which is promoting the EP “Fables” in a sold-out show. [8 p.m., Independent, Divisadero St., S.F.]

President Trump & the Future of U.S.-Asia Relations: David D. Arnold of the Asia Foundation, Gloria C. Duffy of the Commonwealth Club, N. Bruce Pickering of Asia Society and Jane Wales of the World Affairs Council discuss the persistent divide between California and the Bay Area, and the rest of the country, in the new administration. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, S.F.]

Starbelly Patio Picnic Series: The Castro eatery begins its popular outdoor (covered) dining program with a $45 menu centered around whole roasted pig. [6 and 8 p.m., 3583 16th St., S.F.]

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