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May 3-4: Aki Kumar, Marissa Moss, Tiny Bubbles, Winifred M. Reilly, Battlefield, Brad Williams, Willie Nelson, Berlioz’s Requiem

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Up and coming harmonica master Aki Kumar and his band appear at Biscuits and Blues. (Courtesy photo)


Aki Kumar: The San Jose-based harp player and frontman, who calls himself “the only Bombay blues man,” blends influences of “blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own.” [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Marissa Moss: The author famed for the “Amelia’s Notebook” series reads from her new graphic memoir “Last Things,” the true story about the devastating effects her husband’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis had on her family. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Tiny Bubbles: The exhibition of works by 10 artists known for “dark and often funny narratives set in imaginary worlds filled with characters that mirror their own searches for meaning” opens with a reception. [6 p.m., San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Winifred M. Reilly: The marriage and family therapist discusses her book “It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse and How You Can, Too.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Battlefield: American Conservatory Theater opens its production of Peter Brook’s intimate new interpretation of his groundbreaking adaptation of “The Mahabharata,” an ancient Indian epic about a newly crowned king who considers the costs of winning a war. [8 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Brad Williams: The comic, who was born with a type of dwarfism, has declared in his act, “midgets are happiness.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Broadway Bingo
: Musical director Joe Wicht and hostess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy invite audience members to compete for prizes as they test their knowledge of show tunes while local performers sing familiar and new songs. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Willie Nelson and Friends: The country icon and his band appear in the second of a four-night Fillmore engagement (rescheduled from postponed August 2016 dates). [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]


Berlioz’s Requiem: Charles Dutoit conducts the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus and guest vocalists in a performance of the epic, 10-movement masterwork commissioned by the French government for the anniversary of the July Revolution of 1830. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Paradox of Habitation
: Charlie Palmer hosts and opening for the show by painter and printmaker Annie May Johnston, whose layered works “often combine paintings within paintings and divergent perspectives.” [5:30 to 7 p.m., Mystic Hotel, 417 Stockton St., S.F.]

Inside Spaces: The show of textiles by Eden V. Evans, a “contemplative collection of objects investigating time via history and memory,” opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St., S.F.]

Taste of Potrero: The culinary fundraiser ($100 and up) for James Webster Elementary includes contributions from prominent eateries such as Liholiho, Starbelly, Lolinda, Beretta and The Alembic. [7 p.m., Pier 70, Building 12, 436 22nd St., S.F.]

Jenny Feinberg: The abstract painter opens her show “Expressions of a Voice” with a reception. [6:30 p.m., Spark Arts, 4229 18th St., S.F.]

Kiefer Sutherland: The folk-rocking singer-songwriter (also known for his acting) appears on his Not Enough Whiskey 2017 Tour. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sister Act
: Hillbarn Theatre opens its run of the musical comedy based on the 1992 movie about a wannabe diva, who after witnessing a crime, is put into protection in a convent, with a preview performance. [8 p.m, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Cat Power! Felines on Film: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ month-long program begins with a screening of “SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team),” a documentary that follows the exploits of a Los Angeles-based group which rescues animals in Southern California dire situations. [7:30 p.m., YBCA screening room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Berkeley Symphony: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” a choral work with Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s poetry commemorating the World War II massacre of more than 30,000 Jews in Kiev in 1941, is conducted by Christian Reif. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way near Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Printz Dance Project: The troupe presents the premiere of Stacey Printz’s “GLASSlands,” an exploration of “proximity, visibility, technology and intimacy,” which uses a big, clear bubble as a set piece. [8 p.m., Z Space, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Shifting Movements: The multimedia art show, focusing on the life of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014), a Japanese American internment survivor who became an activist in the Japanese American redress and reparations movement, opens with a reception. [6 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, S.F.]

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: The contemporary troupe’s spring home season concert features a world-premiere collaboration with Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

The Events
: Shotgun Players begin preview performances of the play David Greig that explores how a survivor of a horrible, tragic event searches herself and the world for unfathomable rationales; in each show, a different local choir complement the actors. [8 p.m., Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]

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