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May 9-10: Feist, PJ Harvey, Zoom In: Seeds to Tree, Annie Barrows, Dave Levitan, Dennis Gaxiola, Jessamyn Stanley

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Indie pop songstress Feist plays three nights at the Fillmore. (Courtesy UMusic)


Feist: The Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter of “1,2,3,4” fame (who recently released her fifth studio album “Pleasure”) opens a three-night stand. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

PJ Harvey: The acclaimed English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s new, ninth album is “The Hope Six Demolition Project.” [8:30 p.m,, Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Zoom In-Seeds To Tree: Young people working with Baycat, a nonprofit tackling the lack of diversity in media, premiere their video centering on the theme “diversity.” [6 p.m., Strand, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Dave Levitan: The science journalist is promoting his debut book “Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science” in conversation with Dave Gilson, senior editor at Mother Jones. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1401 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Annie Barrows: The Bay Area author of the best-selling “Ivy & Bean” kids books speaks about one of her volumes for adults, “The Truth According to Us.” [7 p.m., San Mateo Library, 55 West Third Ave., San Mateo]

Technology and Social Change Speaker Series: Jeff Kirschner, founder of an app whose users identify, collect and tag litter; Joshua Browder, creator of a website from which drivers can appeal parking tickets automatically; and Tim Chang, investor and artificial intelligence expert, appear. [5:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under: The male revue offers “dynamic dance routines, barely-there costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and chiseled abs” that have been making patrons “swoon” for two decades. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 925 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dennis Gaxiola: The clean Christian comic from Berkeley is a preacher’s son who gained notoriety from appearances with Jamie Foxx on Comedy Central. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Jessamyn Stanley: The yogi, body-positive activist and self-professed “fat femme” dicusses her new book “Every Body Yoga” with San Francisco activist Virgie Tovar. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Joshua McFadden: The chef and owner of Ava Gene’s in Portland (who’s been called a “vegetable whisperer”) is promoting his cookbook “Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables” at a ticketed event with refreshments. [6 to 8 p.m., Perennial, 59 Ninth St., S.F.]

The Children of Rome: The exhibit of works by San Francisco-based photojournalist Jeffrey Blankfort of images of youngsters he photographed during a six-month stay in Rome in 1966 opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Edward Simon: The Venezuelan jazz pianist-composer plays a diverse recital, including pop, folk, Brazilian jazz, classical and improvisation. [6:30 p.m., Rex Hotel, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Surface Tension
: Artist Tabitha Soren signs books and leads a walk-through of her photo show, featuring images of iPad screens that have “painterly marks made from finger grease residue left while browsing and swiping.” [6 to 8 p.m., EUQINOMprojects, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Peter Silberman: The songwriter best known for his work with The Antlers has a new album “Impermanence,” which documents his “experience with a hearing impairment” and one critic called “a zen-like journey of a man trying to re-enter his own life.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Sabaton: The Swedish metal band, a “war machine” that formed in 1999 with former members of Aeon, headlines a show with Battle Beast and Leaves Eyes. [8:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

David George Haskell: The Pulitzer Prize finalist for “The Forest Unseen” speaks about his new book “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors,” which details the deep relationships between humans and trees. [7 p.m., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., S.F.]

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