April 24-25: Big Star’s Third Live, Ragazzi, Melissa Burch, Schwabacher Debut Recital, Christy Funsch, Liza Ferstmann, Garden Tour


Big Star’s Third Live: A formidable lineup of musicians (including sole surviving member Jody Stephens) and guest vocalists perform tunes from the legendary Memphis rock band Big Star’s seminal album “Third/Sister Lovers.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Ragazzi: Directed by Joyce Keil, the acclaimed Boys Chorus and its alumni group Continuo perform Fauré’s “Requiem” in a program also featuring songs celebrating nature. [2 p.m., St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park]

Yuri Shevchuk: Presented by ZZgor Entertainment, the concert is billed as an intimate “best of” evening with the Russian music legend. [7 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Melissa Burch: The journalist talks about her memoir, “My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist & Spiritual Seeker,” which describes her experiences as a war correspondent for the BBC, CBS and other networks. [1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Schwabacher Debut Recital: The 33rd season concludes with a performance by baritone Kihun Yoon and pianist Mark Morash. [5:30 p.m., Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Christy Funsch: In observance of Bay Area Dance Week, the dancer performs a reconstruction of acclaimed choreographer Daniel Nagrin’s groundbreaking 1965 solo, “Path” in free presentation; visitors should dress warmly and wear shoes for walking in sand. [5 p.m., Ocean Beach at Fulton Street, S.F.]

Liza Ferstmann: Accompanied by pianist Roman Rabinovich, the violinist plays a program featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and Strauss. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Native Plant Garden Tour: Two dozens gardens are open for viewing in the annual event presented by the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,; visit http://www.cnps-yerbabuena.org/gardens/ for locations]

Wanderlust: The “field day for mind, body and soul” includes a 5-K run, yoga and meditation. [7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lindley Meadow, 1000 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Free Bluegrass Monday: Shelby Ash presents the acoustic show with The Harmed Brothers from Portland and The Earl Brothers from San Francisco. [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. S.F.]

Lesley Stahl: The TV news correspondent and author of “Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting” appears in a sold-out Commonwealth Club talk. [6:30 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

Morris from America: Screening in the S.F. International Film Festival, the movie by Chad Hartigan is a portrait of an African-American teenager adjusting uneasily to his new life in Heidelberg, Germany.[3:15 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Self-healing workshop: Meir Schneider, author of “Vision for Life” and “Movement for Self-Healing,” shares easy-to-perform movement and vision exercises for healing bodies and eyes. [7:30 p.m., East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View]

Day Wave: The band — the dream pop project of Oakland-based Jackson Phillips –returns home to play the first stop of a U.S. headlining tour. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Larry Kearney: The local poet reads from and discusses his new collection “Fish Gotta Swim.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

The Lovesickness Circus Plays: San Francisco Theater Pub presents the one act by Katharine Sherman about a cat, a rat and a parasite, as well as connection and depression and drunkenness and despair. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Intimate Embrace Tango: Guests have the opportunity to learn Argentine tango in the open house session offering during National Dance Week. [6:30 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

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