Burlesque star Dita Von Teese brings “Strip Strip Hooray!” to The City. (Courtesy photo)

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese brings “Strip Strip Hooray!” to The City. (Courtesy photo)

April 18-19: Dita Von Teese, S.F. Library Anniversary, Jane McGonigal, S.F. Green Film Festival, Megan Prelinger


Dita Von Teese: The “International Queen of Burlesque” appears in “Strip, Strip Hooray!” a showcase of her most exhilarating performances, including a new version of her famed “Martini Glass” routine. [8:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

S.F. Main Library Anniversary Day: Music, refreshments and performances (including one by vertical troupe Bandaloop) comprise festivities celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “new” S.F. Public Library Main building’s 1996 opening. [12:30 p.m., 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Melody’s Echo Chamber: The act is the dream pop/psychedelic rock project of French musician Melody Prochet. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Calefax Reed Quintet: The pioneering wind group from Amsterdam premieres Bay Area composer Richard Aldag’s Rhapsody for Reed Quintet, commissioned by Chamber Music San Francisco, on a program also featuring works by Bach, Gershwin, Schumann and Scriabin. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Jane McGonigal: The director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future and pioneer in the field of alternate reality gaming addresses “The Power of Gaming” in conversation with science educator Kishore Hari. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Alejandro Escovedo: The Mexican-American country rocker and singer-songwriter is promoting his 10th studio album “Street Songs of Love.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

S.F. Green Film Festival: “The Burden,” a documentary that describes how the U.S.’s dependence on fossil fuels is a long­‐term national security threat, screens. {6:30 p.m. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Megan Prelinger: The cultural historian, archivist and author presents a natural history lecture on her graphic atlases that explain histories of Bay Area watersheds and shorelines, [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Susan Grossman-Urbanscapes East/West: The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist exhibits charcoal and pastel drawings of New York and San Francisco in a show that runs through May 14. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, 49 Geary St., Suite 509, S.F.]

Parachute: The pop rockers from Charlottesville, Va., are promoting the album “Wide Awake,” with its deceptively titled single “Without You,” an upbeat love anthem that has a gospel choir. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Dilly Dally: The Toronto four-piece punk band made waves with its 2015 debut album, drawing comparisons to Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Pixies. [8 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

James Veitch: In “Dot Con,” the British comic talks about the funny correspondence that resulted after he decided to answer as many scam emails (with Nigerian princes, can’t miss investment opportunities and eligible Russian brides) as he could. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Juan Williams: The Fox news analyst and author of “We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America” appears in conversation with KCBS political reporter Doug Sovern. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Julien Poirier: The Berkeley-based writer reads from “Out of Print,” a collection that reflects the poet’s years in New York and his return to his Bay Area roots. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Duncan Clark: The author of “Aibaba: The House the Jack Ma Built” talks about his book, which describes how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies (rivaling Walmart and Amazon) and reshaped the global economy. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Deerhunter: The genre-bending Altanta band’s seventh album “Fading Frontier” has been called “a filler-free opus of experimental rock splendor that never lags and always intrigues.” [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

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