Art & Entertainment: Places to go, people to see

Beginning this week, Pasquale Iannetti Art Galleries in San Francisco hosts a rare show and sale of 24 graphic works by famed surrealist René Magritte, who began printmaking only eight years before he died in 1967.

Among the pieces in the collection are four hand-signed by the artist, as well as etchings for which he helped create original design, but were published after he died. A third category of artworks in the show features lithographs based on oil paintings, gouaches or murals by Magritte, which were executed posthumously by printer Fernand Mourlot, and signed by him or the artist’s wife, Georgette Magritte.

The opening reception for “René Magritte — The Art of Living: An Exhibition of his Graphic Works” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, at 531 Sutter St.

The show runs through June 9; gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Visit www.pasqualeart.com/magritte for details.

Chamber music

The Avedis Chamber Music Series presents an evening with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu and the Stanford Woodwind Quintet. The concert includes works by Paquito D’Rivera, Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert and Ludwig Thuille. The concert is at 8 p.m. Friday at the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 392-4400 or visit www.avedisconcerts.org

Music for mom

In celebration of mothers everywhere, the Afiara String Quartet — featuring Valerie Li and Yuri Cho (violins), David Samuel (viola) and Adrian Fung (cello) — performs a free community concert of chamber music. A Mother’s Day tea follows. Sponsored by Seventh Avenue Performances, the event is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at 1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 664-2543 or visit www.SevenPerforms.org.

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