New York performance artist Lady Rizo brings her act “Red, White & Indigo” to the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy photo)

New York performance artist Lady Rizo brings her act “Red, White & Indigo” to the Great American Music Hall. (Courtesy photo)

April 12-13: Lady Rizo, Bonobo, Oakland Noir, Patti Cake$, Mayte Garcia, Will Durst, Mission Launch Party, Arran Harvey


Lady Rizo: The New York City-based performance artist-comedienne-singer’s show “Red, White & Indigo” is a funny, personal “musical eulogy which reflects her love-hate relationship with America.” [8 p.m,, Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bonobo: The British DJ (aka Simon Green) headlines a sold-out show, playing hits as well as music from his new album “Migration” with a full band. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Oakland Noir: Editors Jerry Thompson and Eddie Muller and authors Dorothy Lazard, Nick Petrulakis and Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder celebrate the release of the locally-themed short story collection. [7 p.m., Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland]

Patti Cake$: The San Francisco International Film Festival centerpiece program, director Geremy Jasper’s Sundance hit, boasts a breakout performance by Danielle Macdonald as a working-class New Jersey girl in search of hip-hop glory. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Mayte Garcia: The dancer, actress, singer and choreographer is promoting her memoir, “The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.” [6 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Eveline Kanes, MaryLee McNeal: The poets read from their latest collections, “A Coin Worn Thin” and “The Way We Fall.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Will Durst: The veteran Bay Area political comic opens a four-night headlining gig, on a bill with Amy Miller and David Nguyen [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

A Sculpture Exhibition: The juried show — which includes 72 sculptures in a wide variety of media and styles from 49 sculptors (many from the Bay Area) — runs through April 30. [Noon to 4 p.m., Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St., San Rafael]


The Mission Launch Party
: Heyday Books celebrates “The Mission,” Dick Evans’ new photography book “celebrating the people, cultures and artists that make the Mission District a community.” [6:30 p.m., Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., S.F.]

Arran Harvey: The artist hosts a reception to open a show of evocative paintings called “Gather,” a collection of acrylic on canvas and watercolor on paper works that picture people in crowds. [6 to 8 p.m., Mezzanine Gallery at Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Ave., S.F.]

Figuratively Speaking:
Painters Kim Frohsin and Sandy Ostrau discuss their work in a conversation with Paul Karlstrom of Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art. [7 p.m., Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 1906 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Literary Locations: The talk about a popular series of novels set in Naples by Elena Ferrante includes a panel with authors Sara Marinelli and Beth Nguyen, photographer Flavia Loreto, and cultural travel guide Melanie Blake. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, Opera Plaza Building, Suite F, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Prescription Drug Nation: The piece by composer Aaron Gervais and choreographer Michelle Fletcher compiles “six portraits of commonly overused or abused prescription drugs” as interpreted by Mobius Trio and Here Now Dance Collective. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Deb Talan: The singer, one half of beloved folk-pop duo The Weepies, appears in a show to release her new solo album, “Lucky Girl.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Mr Akita: San Francisco-based performance artist Cliff Hengst performs a one-man satire about “life, sex, art, masculinity, failure, and the sublime,” written and directed by Asher Hartman. [7 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Exploring the Future of Wine Label Design: Artists, lawyers and directors of label design companies discuss innovations, challenges and potential in their industry. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]
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