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Music, movies, drama, poetry and comedy for Valentine’s Day

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Pianist and conductor András Schiff appears with the San Francisco Symphony on Valentine’s Day, and in additional weekend concerts. (Courtesy photo)

Have no Valentine’s Day plans? Check out a show, concert, party or reading on Thursday:

András Schiff: The pianist and conductor appears with the San Francisco Symphony and guests soloists in a program of keyboard concerti by Bach and the rarely-heard Mendelssohn “Lobgesang.” 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday, $34-200. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfsymphony.org

Curate Your HeARTache: The collaborative group exhibition of objects and mementos from current or past romantic relationships presented by the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Policy opens with an Anti-Valentines Day Happy Hour. 5 to 8 p.m., free. Social Policy, 200 S. First St., San Jose, https://www.sjica.org/events/

Noir on Valentine’s Day: Turner Classic Movies’ Eddie Muller introduces the 7:30 p.m. screening of “Detour,” a newly restored film made on bargain-basement budget by B auteur Edgar G; Ida Lupino’s 1953 “The Hitch-hiker” plays before and after on the double bill. 5:30 p.m., $13. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F., www.castrotheatre.com

Noise Pop Official Festival Pre-Party: The Cal Academy Nightlife Valentine’s Day event features a DJ set from Nosaj Thing and DJs Lil’ Waifu and Arumi hosting the ultimate “Love Songs vs. Breakup Songs” throwdown in the aquarium. 6 to 10 p.m., $15. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.calacademy.org/nightlife

Valentine’s Day Poem Jam: San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and guests Luiza Flynn-Goodlett and James Cagney appear in a special holiday poetry session. 6 p.m., free. Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F., sfpl.org

Cupid’s Comedy Allstars: Sandy Stec, Mickey Joseph, Reggie Steele, Ronn Vigh and host Zack Chapaloni do standup. 7:30 p.m., $25-$35. Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F., www.cobbscomedy.com

San Francisco Ballet Program 3: Artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s “The Fifth Season,” Cathy Marston’s “Snowblind” and Harald Lander’s “Etudes” are featured in “In Space & Time.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Feb. 19-20, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, $29-$349. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., www.sfballet.org

Love Jerks: The San Francisco (Bryan Garza and Rebecca Garza-Bortman) makes “future-sound New Wave anthems and dream-pop ballads” that leave listeners “no choice but to dance or swoon or both”; Tangerine, an indie trio with Korean-American sisters Marika & Miro Justad and Tobias Kuhn, and Bille Gale open the Valentine’s Day Party show. 8 p.m., $10-$15. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F., www.rickshawstop.com

Valentine’s Day Comedy at Ashkenaz: “Love Thy Neighbor,” a benefit for Alameda County Community Food Bank, features Sampson McCormick, Clara Bijl, Nicole Tran and Lisa Geduldig; guests are requested to bring a donation of canned or non-perishable food. 8 p.m., $15-$20. Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, www.ashkenaz.com

Amanda King: The chanteuse’s Valentine’s Day cabaret show “Movie Musical Magic” pays homage to the splendor of Hollywood. 8 p.m., $50-$70. Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F., www.ticketfly.com

Anti-Valentine’s Day 80s Power Ballad Sing A Long: Closing out SF IndieFest’s 2019 programming, Lulu Cachoo hosts the annual participatory event, in which patrons accompany videos by Journey, Guns ‘n Roses, Bon Jovi, Heart and more. 9:15 p.m., $13. Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F., www.roxie.com

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