Macy’s Flower Show, running through Sunday at the Union Square store, has a carnival theme. (Jessica Christian, SF Examiner)

Macy’s Flower Show, running through Sunday at the Union Square store, has a carnival theme. (Jessica Christian, SF Examiner)

April 5-6: Macy’s Flower Show, Laura Michelle, SF Flower and Garden Show, Lives Between, CFM, Chinaka Hodge, Serena Bocchino

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Macy’s Flower Show: Running through April 9, this year’s display has a carnival theme, including pinball machines and pieces from Playland-Not-At-The-Beach among the installations and floral arrangements. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Laura Michelle: The Los Angeles pop singer’s video “Chuck Norris” has garnered 12.9 million YouTube views. [8 p.m., Blondie’s Bar. 540 Valencia St., S.F.]

2017 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show: The 31st annual event, a five-day extravaganza of showcase gardens, a butterfly forest, permaculture, workshops, seminars and sales, begins. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

North by Northwest: Billed as “the granddaddy of nonstop action movies,” the Hitchcock classic starring Cary Grant comes to the big screen. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., and Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Lives Between: Co-curated by Sergio Edelsztein of the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv and Joseph del Pesco of KADIST, the exhibit showcases international artists who work and live in places that are not their home country. [Noon to 5 p.m., KADIST SF, 3295 20th St., S.F.]

CFM: The multi-instrumentalist — aka Charles Moothart of FUZZ and Ty Segall’s band — has new album, “Dichotomy Desaturated.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.].

Chinaka Hodge: The writer performs her book, “Dated Emcees” — which examines her love life through the lens of hip-hop — with musical accompaniment by Chukwudi Hodge. [7:30 p.m., Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, Oakland]

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: The three-day art-and-culture conference begins with screenings of “Women in Sink/Hafifa” and “The Women’s Balcony,” followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. [6 p.m., Magnes Museum, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Local Poets Showcase: The National Poetry Month showcase features host Tony Robles and Bay Area poets Jacqueline Scott Ramos, Delina Patrice Brooks, Kim Shuck, and Cesar Love. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Serena Bocchino: “The Artist,” an exhibition of selected works by the East Coast-based abstract painter, opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., ArtHaus Gallery, 411 Brannan St., S.F.]

We The People-A FundRager for the ACLU: The fun cover band Fire Peach appears at the benefit, which also features karaoke, SF Sketchfest comedians and art for purchase. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Paige Clem: The folk singer presents “Songs About Something: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Tunes in the Round,” featuring Achilles Wheel Duo (Jonny Flores and Paul Kamm) and Hot Buttered Rum guitarist Nat Keefe. [8 p.m., Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany]

Aviva Kanoff: The artist hosts a reception for “At Home in San Francisco,” a show of paintings and mixed media works inspired by “the sunrise, super moon, whimsical architecture, and rolling green winter landscapes.” [7 p.m., Spark Arts, 4229 18th St., S.F. ]

Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It: The Freedom Socialist Party-sponsored six-week interactive study addressing the rise of anti-Islam and neo-Nazi activity following Trump’s election begins. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

Scratchdog Stringband: The Portland-based Americana-folk band (bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin) is promoting its latest album “Scratchdog Saloon.” [8:30 p.m., Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St., S.F.]

Power Trip: The hardcore thrash-metal-punk-rock group from Texas heads up a bill with Destruction Unit, Mizery and Primal Rite. [9 p.m., New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

Miyavi: The Japanese singer-songwriter headlines “Asia on Tour,” also featuring Thailand rockers Slot Machine and Korea’s Kiha & The Faces. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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