Ayesha Harruna Attah discusses her historical novel, “The Hundred Wells of Salaga,” the story of two women set in pre-colonial Ghana in two San Francisco appearances on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

Ayesha Harruna Attah discusses her historical novel, “The Hundred Wells of Salaga,” the story of two women set in pre-colonial Ghana in two San Francisco appearances on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 17-19, 2019: Day of Remembrance 40th Anniversary, Overlooked Latinas, Cannabis Wedding Expo, Aurora, Clerestory, Curtis on Tour, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Cats, Marlon James


Day of Remembrance 40th Anniversary: The program, which honors survivors of America’s World War II incarceration camps and advocates for immigrants today, features keynote speaker Reverend Deborah Lee and honoree Carole Hayashino, an organizer of the inaugural Bay Area DOR in 1979. [2 p.m., Kabuki 8, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Overlooked Latinas: Billed as “the best, queer telenovela of our time,” the solo show from the “unbridled imagination” of Tina D’Elia is in the first weekend of a three-week run. [3 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Cannabis Wedding Expo: Some four dozen vendors of “luxurious cannabis brands” and more offer wares at the event, which also includes “cannabride” models, music, a fashion show, food and beverage sampling and product demonstrations and services. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Westfield Centre, fourth floor, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Aurora: The 22-year-old Norwegian electropop artist born Aurora Aksnes headlines a concert with Talos, the moody electronica project of Irish musician Eoin French. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Clerestory: The vocal ensemble’s program “Movement of Colors: Music Inspired by Art and Artists,” includes works by Victoria, Palestrina, Tallis, Gesualdo, Arvo Part, Herbert Howells and Eric Whitacre’s tribute, “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine.” [4 p.m., St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F.]

Curtis on Tour: Lieder Alive presents Curtis Institute of Music artists performing Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes” for vocal quartet and piano, four hands, Op. 52, and lieder and duets about love. [5 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

My Fair Lady: A newly remastered version of the Oscar-winning musical with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn comes to the big screen. [1 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Presidential Ping Pong Player Party: The day of “epic” ping pong tournaments, contests and opportunities for spectators benefits sports programs for school kids. [1 to 4 p.m., SPIN San Francisco, 690 Folsom St., #100, S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Jim Wilson, a member of Napa Climate NOW!, a group studying and promoting meaningful climate restoration actions available now, speaks. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

American Bach Soloists: The program of favorite J.S. Bach cantatas features vocal soloists Nola Richardson, Jay Carter, Zachary Wilde, Tyler Duncan, and Jeffrey Thomas conducting the orchestra and choir. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

China: The Bay Area folk-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael James Tapscott (who’s been compared to Johnny Cash and Chris Isaak) releases the LP “And Then Nothing Happened.” [7 to 10 p.m., Makeout Room, 3223 22nd St., S.F.]

Mark Lettieri Trio: The former Bay Area resident, a guitarist, arranger and composer of the jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy — also known for playing in many genres — performs a free concert. [2 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Not My F***ing President’s Day Comedy Show: Aimed to soothe the “Trumpian blues with the best medicine,” the presentation includes standup by Sampson McCormick, Shanti Charan, Kiran Deol, Matt Lieb, Carmen Morales and host Francesca Fiorentini. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

West Side Story: Berkeley Playhouse presents Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins’ groundbreaking musical updating “Romeo and Juliet” to New York in the 20th century. [2 p.m., Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley]


Revealing Miles Davis 1959: The public is invited to the free San Francisco State University course with Enrico Merlin, author of “Miles Davis 1959: A-Day-by-Day Chronology,” lecturing on the jazz master’s life and work, and analyzing rare material. [1:10 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Jill Santopolo: The author of “The Light We Lost” reads from her new second novel “More Than Words,” about a woman dealing with the death of her father and the love of two men. [7 p.m., A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland]


Ayesha Harruna Attah: The Ghanaian writer discusses her breakout novel “The Hundred Wells of Salaga,” which explores slavery, power and freedom and the lives of two women during the scramble for Africa in pre-colonial Ghana.” [12:30 p.m. at Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; and 7 p.m. at City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Panic! At The Disco: The Las Vegas emo-pop outfit headed by theatrical, quirky and charismatic Brendon Urie is on tour promoting its sixth album “Pray For The Wicked.” [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Cats: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enduring 1981 musical based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot boasts “new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation.” [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Marlon James: The Jamaican writer documenting stories of contemporary Jamaica through varied perspectives appears in conversation with journalist and critic Jeff Chang to promote his new novel “Black Leopard.” [7:30 p.m., Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Periodontal Disease-Are You at Risk?: Dr. William Lundergan, chair of periodontics at University of the Pacific Dental School, offers information on identifying and treating gum disease. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Paradise Found: Historian Bill Doggett speaks about the significance of the Bay Area to the flourishing of the careers of African American concert and opera singers from 1925-2005, and plays their music. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Talila “TL” Lewis: San Francisco State presents the attorney and founder of Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities, speaking on “Stolen Bodies, Criminalized Minds and Diagnosed Dissent: The Racist, Classist, Ableist Trappings of the Prison Industrial Complex” in the annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies. [5 to 7 p.m., Room 121, J. Paul Leonard Library, 1630 Holloway Ave., S.F.]
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