Frances Chung and Gennadi Nedvigin appear in “Seven Sonatas,” part of San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

Frances Chung and Gennadi Nedvigin appear in “Seven Sonatas,” part of San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

April 8-9: SF Ballet Program 6, John Lloyd Young, Sarah Cahill, Vagina Monologues, Economies of Effort, Piff the Magic Dragon, Thurgood, Casey Neill


S.F. Ballet: Program 6 includes Helgi Tomasson’s “Prism,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “Rush” and the company’s premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “Seven Sonatas.” [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

John Lloyd Young: The Tony Award-winning star of “Jersey Boys” sings R&B standards from his album “My Turn” in a cabaret performance. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats: The Portland-based folk-punk band co-headlines with troubadour Ryan Davidson, back by popular demand.[9:30 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

Sarah Cahill: The pianist plays contemporary works — by Frederic Rzewski, Terry Riley, Maggi Payne, Paul Dresher and others — that have been dedicated to her over the years. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

The Vagina Monologues: The 20th anniversary of Eve Ensler’s influential play is celebrated with three performances of a Spanish version (with English subtitles) featuring Fabiola Kramsky, Kira Vilanova and Eliana Lopez. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. S.F.]

Economies of Effort: Cid Pearlman Performance and Felix Kulpa Gallery stage a free performance of the premiere of their final work in a triptych of dance and visual art installations on the theme of “economy.” [7:30 and 9 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.; RVSP required at]

Piff the Magic Dragon: The performer describes his act as “Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks.” [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Thurgood: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre opens an encore run of the one-man show starring Steven Anthony Jones as the Supreme Court justice and civil rights hero. [7:30 p.m., African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]


Jeffrey Halford and the Healers: The Marin County-based roots rockers appear on a bill with Misner & Smith, presented by SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s (formerly the Noe Valley Music Series). [8 p.m., St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk St., S.F.]

Andrea Marcovicci, Shawn Ryan: The “Queen of Cabaret” shares a bill with a performer who describes himself as “the love child of Peter Allen and Bette Midler.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Razteria: The Bay Area based Latin, rock and reggae artist releases her album “Aventurera.” [8 p.m., Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Monster Jam: This edition of the monster truck battle — “the ultimate dirt-flying, car-crushing explosive event of demolition, speed and power” — features a never-before-seen truck jump stunt by champion Tom Meents. [7 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara]

Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual celebration of Japanese culture includes food booths, J-Pop, cosplay, taiko drumming, martial arts, live bands, DJs, games, a Lolita fashion show and doll displays. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Post and Webster streets, S.F.]

Convergence: Nineteen ArtSpan artists-in-residence at the Journal Building open their diverse group show with a reception. [7 p.m., Alabama Project Gallery, 1295 Alabama St., S.F.]

S.F. Opera Education: The sixth installment in a series of free “Opera in an Hour” films screens Rossini’s “Cinderella.” [1 p..m., Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Jose Fantasy Faire: The family-friendly festival offers performances, demonstrations, costume contests, games and the opportunity to meet artists and authors from the fantasy world. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Discovery Meadow Park, 180 Woz Way, San Jose]

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