Categories: Arts Calendar

March 8-9: LVL UP, Jason Reynolds, Future of Media Conference, Emotional, Chris McCaw, Daniel Pinchbeck, Matilda The Musical, HyunA

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

LVL UP
: One critic said the Brooklyn indie band’s Sub Pop album “Return to Love” is “packed with molten guitar riffs and off-kilter melodies.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Stanford Future of Media Conference: The theme of the program presented by the graduate school of business is “Where Old and New Media Converge.” [8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cemex-Knight Management Center, 788 Knight Way, Stanford University]

Jason Reynolds: The author leads a workshop in a special edition of “TURN UP (The Volume),” the weekly hip hop writing-performance series for teens with MC K~Swift. [4:30 p.m., S.F. Public Library, The Mix, second floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Emotional: “The Band,” the new album by the San Francisco group, “dials in the collaborative orchestra of melodic madness into an arrangement of directed pop gush.” {8:30 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Chris McCaw: In conjunction with his exhibit “Time and Tides,” featuring recent works from his hand-made cameras, the Bay Area photographer appears in a gallery talk with Julian Cox, chief curator at the de Young Museum. [6 p.m., Haines Gallery, 49 Geary St., fifth floor, S.F.]

Daniel Pinchbeck: The founder of the web magazine Reality Sandwich discusses “How Soon Is Now?: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation,” his new book covering “everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media and ideology.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Matilda the Musical: The hit show based on a novel by Roald Dahl about an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life is onstage in the South Bay through March 12. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose]

Darkest Hour: The Washington, D.C.-based metal outfit plays from the new album “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora.” [7 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Priya Natarajan: The Yale University astrophysicist specializing in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics presents a talk, “Mapping the Heavens: A Delightful Tour of the Cosmos.” [7 p.m., Cubberley Community Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

HyunA: The performer named “Kpop’s sexiest star” by Vogue appears on her first North America tour. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: Conductor Marek Janowski leads a program featuring soloist Arabella Steinbacher playing Hindemith’s Violin Concerto, Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. [10 a.m. open rehearsal, 8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

What the Health: The documentary by San Francisco filmmaker Kip Andersen exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing Americans trillions of healthcare dollars — and keeping them sick. [6:30 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St,, S.F.]

Kasey Chambers
: The Australian country-roots artist, whose new album is “Dragonfluy,” has been compared to Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Sword Art Online
: The one-night event offers an English subtitled version of the movie based on the Japanese light novel/TV anime series. [8 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mako: The West Coast pop outfit fronted by Alex Seaver has the dance radio hit “Smoke Filled Room” off the album “Hourglass.” [8 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Rumors: Hillbarn Theatre opens its production of Neil Simon’s wild farce set at a couple’s 10th wedding anniversary. [8 p.m., 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

The Tiger Hunter: The annual 11-day film festival presented by Center for Asian American Media opens with the Bay Area premiere of Lena Khan’s 1970s-set film about a young man who leaves his small Indian village to chase the American dream; a party at the Asian Art Museum follows the screening. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

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