Feb. 24-26: Avedis Chamber Music Series, Dumpling Down!, Christie Aschwanden, Cappella SF, Catherine Russell, Gift Machine, Manfred Honeck, David Thomson, Jasper Fforde, Charlie Jane Anders, Katie Conry


Avedis Chamber Music Series: Pianist Robin Sutherland performs in various works for flute, strings and piano: Mozart’s A major quartet, Seymour Barab’s suite, Louise Farrenc’s trio, Bohuslav Martinů’s “Madrigal Sonata” and John Rutter’s “Suite Antique.” [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Dumpling Down!: More than a dozen vendors from all over the Bay Area steam, fry, bake and boil authentic dim sum classics like shumai, bao buns and xiao lung bao at the Chinese New Year Food Festival. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd., North S.F.]

Drawdown: A video based on the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” screens, followed by a question and answer session, presented by Peace Action of San Mateo County. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

The Gift Machine: Headed by husband and wife co-vocalists Dave and Andrea Matthies, the psych-pop defenders play from their new record “New Tangles.” [6 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Christie Aschwanden: Booksmith presents the science and health writer discussing her book “Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery” with triathlete and trainer Matt Dixon. [4 p.m., Bindery, 1727 Haight St., 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. [5 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 310 Dolores 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. [2 p.m., Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Moana Sing-Along: Sara Moore and Laurie Bushman host the participatory screening of the Disney Animation Studios favorite about an adventurous teen on a mission to save her people. [11:30 a.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Catherine Russell: Backed by the San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra, the vocalist sings music from the golden age of Harlem, tunes associated with Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Etta James and Dinah Washington. [5 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

International Guitar Night: Virtuosos Luca Stricagnoli, Antoine Boyer, Samuelito and Cenk Erdogan perform solos, duos, trios and quartets. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art reception: Three exhibitions — a site-specific installation by Sofie Ramos, abstract wool and felt pieces by Stephanie Metz and a retrospective of kinetic sculptures by Alan Rath — open with a celebration, preceded by a 1 p.m. artists’ talk. [2 to 4 p.m. 560 S. First St., San Jose]

Lords of Acid: The Belgian-American post-industrial/techno band founded in Antwerp in 1988 headlines a concert with Orgy, Genitorturers and Gabriel And The Apocalypse. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Poppy: The popular computer-inspired YouTube star is the creation of Moriah Rose Pereira. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Teddy Bear Clinic: Children may give their stuffed animals a “check-up” in a session designed to help them learn about the importance of being kind and that going to the doctor isn’t scary. [11 a.m. to noon, Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

David Thomson: The film critic and author of “The Biographical Dictionary of Film” speaks about his new book “Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire,” a “seductive account of sexuality in the movies.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

The Folk This! Songbook: Comedians and musical theater performers Carol Denney, Mark Duskin and Steven Low appear in a show billed as “a sing-a-long for mature audiences.” [7 p.m. Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley.

Jasper Fforde: The best-selling writer, known for his “unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British coziness,” discusses his new novel “Early Riser.” [7 p.m., Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Ave., Danville]

Stephen Cohen: The Russian studies scholar speaks about his book “War With Russia?,” an “alternative narrative of Donald Trump’s U.S. and Putin’s Russia” with Katrina vanden Heuvel, presented by KPFA. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]

The Real Group: The award-winning modern a cappella group from Sweden blends jazz, pop and Northern European choral music. [7:30 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

National Theatre Live: “I’m Not Running,” a new play by David Hare chronicling the history of England’s Labour movement is captured live from Lyttelton Theatre. [7 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]


The Sunday Sessions: Presented by Frameline, the documentary by Richard Yeagley is “an intimate portrait of one man’s struggle to reconcile his religious conviction and sexual identity.” [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]26th,

Charlie Jane Anders: The Hugo, Nebula and Locus award-winner discusses her latest book “The City in the Middle of the Night,” in which a “revolutionary heroine triumphs after exile to the dark half of a dying planet.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Beyond Borders
: The Curran theater’s “Show and Tell” program, in connection with the upcoming play “The Jungle,” which is set in a refugee camp, hosts a panel of journalists discussing immigration policies and what’s happening at borders and in U.S. cities. [7 p.m., 445 Geary St., S.F.]

Katie Conry: San Francisco History Association presents the Tenderloin Museum executive director speaking on “Any City That Doesn’t Have a Tenderloin Isn’t a City at All.” [7 p.m., Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., S.F.]

Sharon Van Etten: The indie folk artist is promoting her fifth full-length album “Remind Me Tomorrow,” with the scrappy single “Comeback Kid.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Triple Redd: The multi-platinum Canton, Ohio rapper and singer headlines the “Life’s a Trip” tour with Lil Duke, Coi Leray and Lil Keed openining. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

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