April 27-28: S.F. Symphony with Mason Bates, Most Happy Fella, Fizz & Pop, Geoff Manaugh, Treasure Island, Will Durst, Femprovisor Fest ‘16


San Francisco Symphony: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the orchestra in the world premiere of composer Mason Bates’ “Auditorium,” with Bates performing on electronica, in a concert streaming live via Facebook. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Redwood City art unveiling: A public ceremony introduces a collaborative beautification project of downtown-themed banners created with participation by Woodside and Sequoia high school students. [4 p.m., 815 Hamilton St., Redwood City]

The Most Happy Fella: 42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-wining, Napa Valley set-romance, which opens a month-long run with a preview performance. [7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Fizz & Pop: “Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market” offers tastings created by top local chefs and mixologists to benefit the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture and U.S. Bartenders Guild programs. [5:30 to 8 p.m., Ferry Building, second floor, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Geoff Manaugh: The futurist and author of the architecture blog BLDGBLOG discusses his new book “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” in which he shows how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Treasure Island: Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold. [7 p.m., Peet’s Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley]

Will Durst: The veteran Bay Area standup comic known for his political material headlines a four-night engagement; Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Robert Berry open. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The American Book Award winner shares her new novel, “Before We Visit the Goddess,” a multi-generational and transcontinental 20th century tale that moves from Bengal, India, to Houston, Texas. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]


Femprovisor Fest ‘16: Billed as “The City’s first all-women improv festival,” the third annual event showcases diverse female-identified improvisation ensembles, comics and sketch groups. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

Yu Xinqiao: The popular Chinese poet and dissident — who was jailed for eight years for advocating for a “Chinese renaissance movement” — makes a rare U.S. appearance. [5:30 p.m., Chinese Cultural Center, 750 Kearny St., third floor, S.F.]

Wayne Pacelle: The president of The Humane Society of the U.S. speaks about his new book “The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights: A benefit for the International Institute of the Bay Area, the show features standup by Marga Gomez, Johan Miranda, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Nato Green and host Rose Aguilar. [5:30 p.m. (reception), 7 p.m., (performance), BATS Improv Theatre, Building B, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Golden Void: The Bay Area psychedelic band led by Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless headlines a show with B. Hamilton and Psychic Mind. [9 p.m., Eagle, 398 12th St., S.F.]

Voices of the Easter Rising 1916: The “theatrical evening of Irish poetry, stories and song” features staged readings created for the centennial, expressing the views of poets, protesters and activists in their the quest for independence. [7 p.m., Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Dances for Camera: The S.F. Public Library and S.F. Dance Film Festival screen short films from the 2015 festival and the feature documentary ”Let’s Get the Rhythm,” which chronicles hand-clapping games on inner-city playgrounds and around the world. [5 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Diego’s Umbrella: The San Francisco-based gypsy rock band co-headlines a gig with Zach Deputy, a Georgia-based multi-instrumentalist known for his live looping show. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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