April 20-21: Kinetic sculptures at Heron Arts, Drink SF Beer Shuttle, Cypress Hill, Pablo Heras-Casado, SF Symphony, Låpsley, Stephane Wrembel


Perpetual Motion-Contemporary Interpretations of Fine Art Automata: The group exhibition showcases work by 10 contemporary artists who create figurative, kinetic sculptures in “pursuit of compelling narratives.” [3 to 7 p.m., Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., S.F.]

Drink SF Beer Shuttle: The S.F. Brewers Guild Mission area event begins with a 6 p.m. gathering at Old Bus Tavern, followed by shuttle rides with stops every 20 minutes at Woods Cervecería, Southpaw BBQ and Rosamunde Sausage Grill. [7 to 11:30 p.m., 3193 Mission St., S.F.]

Cypress Hill: The legendary hip hop group is on its 25th anniversary world tour in a 4/20-themed show also featuring Berner, Juicy J, J Boog, Chronixx, Kool John and Dizzy Wright. [5:30 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Pablo Heras-Casado: The Spanish conductor leads the San Francisco Symphony in the premiere of “Auditorium” by Mason Bates, Rameau’s Suite from “Pygmalion,” Biber’s “Battalia,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major with soloist Ingrid Fliter. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Roberto Devereux: New York’s Metropolitan Opera production of the Donizetti work featuring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Queen Elizabeth I and tenor Matthew Polenzani as the nobleman she loves screens in an encore broadcast. [6:30 p.m., Century S.F. Centre, 845 Market St.; AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Holly Låpsley Fletcher: The up-and-coming London-based singer, songwriter and producer appears in a sold-out show, promoting her anticipated debut album “Long Way Home.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.

Stephane Wrembel: The Gypsy guitar virtuoso (who scored the movie “Midnight in Paris”) has influences ranging from Django Reinhardt to Pink Floyd. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West., Oakland]

Paul Pierson: The UC Berkeley political science professor discusses his new book “American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper,” which examines the mixed economy. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]


Ultra Showgirls: Shamelessly inspired by “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” and “Showgirls,” the dark musical comedy (packed with poor-taste B-movie references and accompanied by a live band) opens a limited engagement. [7 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Oakland Ballet: Accompanied by voices only, “A Cappella” showcases the acclaimed troupe in premieres by Val Caniparoli, Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton, and artistic director Graham Lustig. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: The monthly showcase features standup by Maureen Langan, Victor Escobedo, Bob McIntyre, Morgan and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Hudson Mohawke: The Scottish super producer is promoting “Lantern,” his first solo album in five years. [8:30 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Ring Sour: Works by Chicago-based contemporary dance troupe Khecari and Bay Area’s Blind Tiger Society make up the program, which begins a three-night engagement. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80
Turk St., S.F.]

The Anthrax Factory: Written by John Christgau, the world-premiere romantic comedy (or comic nightmare) is set in a military prison for suspected Iraqi terrorists. [7 p.m., Hillsdale High School Little Theater, 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo]

Sub Society: The club event hosts Dirtybird’s Mark Starr, Eelrack, resident DJs Danis and Triangle Man, and Oakland-based abstract artist Chelsea Robot. [Harlot, 10 p.m. 46 Minna St., S.F.]

ZYZZYVA Spring Issue Celebration: Oscar Villalon, editor of the literary magazine, hosts a party for issue No. 106, which features readings from contributors Dallas Woodburn, Paul Wilner, Etan Nechin, Ashley Nelson Levy and Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

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