The famed Spanish brand Lladró calls its display opening at the Hermitage Gallery a “landmark in the history of porcelain.” (Courtesy Lladró)

April 2-3: Lladró, American Bach Soloists, Bonsai, Circus Bella, Danish National Symphony, Schwabacher Debut Recital, Wei Luo, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Andrew McCarthy


Lladró exhibit
: The famed Spanish figurine brand unveils a 100-unit display of limited edition pieces which took more than five years to develop, its largest piece ever and a “landmark in the history of porcelain.” [4 to 7 p.m., Hermitage Gallery, 229 Jefferson St., S.F.]

American Bach Soloists: The program of Bach’s Motets for Double Chorus includes sacred works composed for special occasions, relying on the human voice. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bonsai demonstrations: The Bonsai Society of San Francisco presentation focuses on key techniques, including potting, tree wiring, styling and use of proper tools and containers. [10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Circus Bella
: The family show serves up static trapeze, rope walking, a nine-person juggling act, contortion, hula-hoop, original clowning and more. [11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

: Speakers addressing the theme of “identity” include Olympic fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad, original “Hamilton” cast member Oak Onaodowan and gender reassignment surgeon Marci Bowers. [10 a.m., Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Danish National Symphony: Conducted by Fabio Luisi, the orchestra plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and Wagner’s “Wesendonck” Lieder, featuring soprano Deborah Voigt. [8 p.m., Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Schwabacher Debut Recital
: Baritone Sol Jin and pianist Kirill Kuzmin perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel and Tosti. [5:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theatre, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Britta Kathmeyer, Masako Miki and Sara Pringle: The Bay Area artists host a reception for their exhibit of paintings, works on paper and installation exploring “how humans relate to nature.” [2 p.m., Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont]

Ensemble for These Times: The new music group performs “Guernica,” a premiere of a commission by composer Jeffrey Hoover and a “musical call-and-response in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Picasso’s monumental painting.” [3 p.m., Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley]

Rasslemania XXXIII: The San Francisco Wrestling Watching Club hosts the party with beer and prizes; patrons are asked to dress up. [1 to 9:30 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

The New Up: Opening for The Slants, the San Francisco-based indie band is playing from its new release “Tiny Mirrors,” filled with “gritty garage riffs and sharp electronic beats.” [7 p.m., New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

Vajra: The prog rock-gypsy metal band and alt-metal duo Krashkarma appear on the headlining “To The Ends of the Earth 2017 Tour.” [9 p.m., Winter’s Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica]

Wei Luo: The young piano virtuoso makes her San Francisco recital debut in program featuring Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues, Beethoven’s “Waldstein” sonata, Albeniz’ “Iberia Book 1” and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 7. [7 p.m. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Arlie Russell Hochschild: The sociologist speaks about “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” which the New York Times called “one of six books to understand Trump’s win.” [9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]


Andrew McCarthy: The “Pretty in Pink” actor and author of the travel memoir “The Longest Way Home” is promoting his latest effort, a funny and sensitive young adult novel called “Just Fly Away.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Red Ivory: Screening every 10 minutes, the film by Henry Jackson, which depicts the consequences of illegal wildlife trade, is a new installation at the San Francisco Zoo, and part of continued efforts to stop ivory trade. [10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Doelger Primate Discovery Center, SF Zoo, Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway, S.F.]

The Legend of Pink: Theatre Rhino presents a staged reading of the play by Kheven LaGrone, the story of a transgender woman Pink, who does her best to beautify the mean streets of West Oakland in the late 20th century. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Alina Ibragimova: The violinist, accompanied by pianist Cedric Tiberghien, plays a program of works by Bach, Berg, Brahms, Ysaye and Schumann: [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bring Me the Horizon: The British metal band kicks off a two-night headlining engagement; Underoath, a Christian hardcore band from Florida which recently reunited, opens. [7 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

New Work-Park McArthur: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents the artist’s first solo museum show, which examines “materials and processes associated with monuments, memorials and museums” and explores “personal and social relationships with a building or place of congregation.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Michael O’Neill Quintet: The great Bay Area jazz saxophone stalwart and his band appear, with guest vocalists Kenny Washington and Tony Lindsay. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Jane Goodall: The famed chimpanzee expert and conservationist appears in conversation with Jeff Horowitz and Greg Dalton in a sold-out Commonwealth Club presentation, which streams on Facebook. [6:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

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