Shawn Wayans plays two nights at Cobb’s Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)

Shawn Wayans plays two nights at Cobb’s Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 21-23: Michael Wall, Yamini Nayar, Shawn Wayans, ALO, David Rodwin, Sanchez Art Center opening, Yoshi Flower, Creating Leonardo, Chinese New Year Parade, Capella SF, Neal Schon’s Journey Through Time


Michael Wall: The senior writer for speaks about his book “Out There” A Scientific Guide To Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious).” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Yamini Nayar: The artist’s new exhibition of solo works “If stone could give,” which explores “the fundamental intersection of sculpture and photography,” opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Gallery Wendi Norris Offsite space, 3344 24th St., S.F.]

Yellowjackets: The multi-Grammy winning group plays “challenging and unpredictable” compositions drawn from fusion, post-bop, and contemporary jazz.” [7:30 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer is known for playing in varied genres. [9 p.m., New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

International Mother Language Day: Community members of all ages are invited to tell stories, recite poems, or sing songs in their mother tongue around the theme of love in the free family-friendly session; RSVP required to [6 to 8 p.m., Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]


Shawn Wayans: The comedian, writer and actor — of “In Living Color,” “Little Man,” “White Chicks” and “Scary Movie” fame — opens a two-night standup engagement. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

ALO: The California improv-heavy jam band opens a two-night stand: Friday on a bill with Hand Grenades, and on Saturday, with Tea Leaf Green. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

David Rodwin: The Moth StorySLAM champion appears in his hit one-person comedic storytelling show “F*ck Tinder: a love story.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F]

Sanchez Art Center opening: Three new exhibits — colorful mixed-media works by Maija Peeples-Bright, Skyline College student artworks and “On the Road’ by Art Guild of Pacifica members — are celebrated with a reception. [7 to 9 p.m., 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

The 7 Fingers: Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe appears in “Reversible,” an exploration of the role ancestors play in shaping modern identities. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, near Bancroft Way and Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Howards End, America: Earplay and RealOpera present the premiere of the chamber opera by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens inspired by the E.M. Forster novel and set in Boston. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony, with Manfred Honeck: The conductor leads Lars Vogt playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and music by Strauss, J. Strauss Jr. and Von Suppé. [8 p.m.Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Yoshi Flower: The mult-genre artist, aka Josh Smith (formerly from the duo Gosh Pith) has “branched out on his own to create his own mashup on alternative, indie, electronic and hip-hop music.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Creating Leonardo: The two-day lecture-performance Humanities West program honoring Leonardo da Vinci’s contributions to art and science opens with talks by Stanford and Oxford scholars, dramatic readings of Italian poetry and a cappella music by Clerestory inspired by his masterworks.[7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

BAYNK: The New Zealand producer is known for his “sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements.” [9 p.m., Independent. 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade: One of the biggest events of its kind, the annual 1.3 mile procession features thousands of participants and a huge golden dragon carried by dozens of people. [5:15 p.m., begins at Second and Market streets and goes down Market to Geary, Powell, Post and Kearny streets, ending at Columbus Avenue, S.F.]

Cappella SF: Directed by Ragnar Bohlin, the professional choral group’s concert “New Music from Sweden and America” includes pieces written in the past 20 years, three specifically for the ensemble. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

Neal Schon’s Journey Through Time: The guitarist, a founding member of Journey, appears with Gregg Rolie, Deen Castronovo and Marco Mendoza in a concert of tunes from all phases of the Bay Area band’s career. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Dash & Splash: Special Olympics Northern California hosts the 2019 United Airlines fundraiser, which includes a 5K run along the San Francisco Bay and the Polar Plunge, with warm-hearted souls diving into chilly water for charity. [9:30 a.m., Aquatic Park, 700 Beach St., S.F.]

Films of Remembrance: The film showcase about Executive Order 9066, which set in motion the relocation of some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps during World War II, begins with a free talk by Arthur A. Hansen, who wrote two books on the topic. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

An Inexhaustive Study of Power: Artists Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope speak at an opening reception for their show, which transforms a gallery into a suite of decorated and furnished rooms with “nods to the ornamental style found across ‘selfie-ready’ social media posts.” [3 to 5 p.m., Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah St., S.F.]

Chanteys-The African American and Caribbean Connection: Guests are invited to sing along in the ranger-led Black History Month program presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. [1 p.m., aboard the Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, 2905 Hyde St., S.F.]

Patrick Kilpatrick: The veteran actor who’s appeared on TV and in movies (including playing against Tom Cruise and Jessica Alba) speaks about his memoir, “Dying for Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot.” [2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 5604 Bay St., Emeryville]

Black Vines: The eighth annual event, “a toast to black wineries and diverse art,” offers hors d’oeuvres, a keepsake wine glass and tastings from featured vintners. [1 p.m., DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland]

Banda Magda: Led by Greek-born composer, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, the group’s show offers South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, audience participation, mid-century classics and world melodies in six languages. [8 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Decibel Magazine Tour: Death metal bands Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel co-headline in the U.S. for the first time, with Bay Area “brutalizers” Necrot and “space-obsessed Denver death dealers” Blood Incantation opening. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Josiah McElheny-Island Universe: Opening Saturday and running through Aug. 19, the installation of metal, glass and lights “is an attempt to visualize something impossible to see: the big bang.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive at Museum Way, Stanford University]ALOCapella SFChinese New Year ParadeCreating LeonardoDavid RodwinMichael WallNeal Schon’s Journey Through TimeSanchez Art Center openingShawn WayansYamini NayarYoshi Flower

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