The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating its 49th year, takes place in Japantown. (Courtesy photo)

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating its 49th year, takes place in Japantown. (Courtesy photo)

April 10-11: Cherry Blossom Festival, Within Rust, The Residents, S.F. Girls Chorus, Psychedelic Passover Party, Lance Woods, West Portal Arts & Crafts Show


Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual celebration of Japanese culture includes food booths, J-Pop, cosplay, taiko drumming, martial arts, live bands, DJs, games, a Lolita fashion show and doll displays. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Post and Webster streets, S.F.]

Within Rust: The Vancouver-based band, which one critic said is “making waves with an unconventional prog-rock and dark synth fusion,” is promoting its debut album “Light and Shadow.” [8 p.m., Golden Bull, 412 14th St,, Oakland]

Psychedelic Passover Party: The “Super Fun Sunday” family event includes rainbow spin art projects, Passover stories, a photo booth, dancing to live music, and an introduction to Shaboom!, an animated series on Jewish values for children. [10 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Aatxe Anniversary Party: Chef Ryan Pollnow, a semifinalist for James Beard Rising Star of the Year, observes the first year of his Basque eatery (named one of Bon Apetit’s best new restaurants) with a party and special menu. [7 to 11 p.m., 2174 Market St., S.F.]

The Residents: The iconic avant-garde art rock collective presents its latest live show “Shadowland” with a pre-concert screening of the documentary ”Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: The Grammy Award-winning chorale appears in a program titled “Echoes of the Classics: Canons by Brahms, Franck and Haydn” with guest cellist and composer Joshua Roman. [4 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lance Woods: The standup comedian (a self-described “international sex symbol” on his Facebook page) headlines a Northern California comedy showcase. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

West Portal Arts & Crafts Show: The 28th annual event gathers more than 40 artists displaying everything from photography and paintings to ceramics and jewelry. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Portal Avenue between 15th Avenue and Ulloa Street, S.F.]


Amy Goodman, David Goodman: The journalists and co-authors of the new book “Democracy Now!” appear in conversation with Rose Aguilar, presented by City Arts and Lectures. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Bill: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BBC Worldwide presents the comedy adventure about the Bard’s “lost years” along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the production. [7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Food, Health and Vulnerable Communities: A panel of experts shares information on how to create communities where healthy food is accessible, appealing and affordable. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Jacquelyn Mitchard: The best-selling novelist talks about her latest, “Two If By Sea,” which Booklist called “a gripping new family drama.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Boom Boom Room Comedy Showcase: Danny Dechi hosts the show, which features appearances by Fred Anderson, Hence Singleton, Mike Spiegelman, Priyanka Wali and Yuri Kagan. [8 p.m., 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Perfectly Queer-LGBTQ Readings: Writers whose work appears in a new collection “Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics” present their work. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: The band, which formed in 2007 and is considered a pioneer of the folk-pop revival, plays a sold-out show. [8 p.m, Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Free Comedy Night: Rajeev Dhar is special guest at the open-mic show. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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