Feb. 4-6: Agave Baroque, Insignificance, Robert Chiarito, Alan Blackman, Earplay, Kelly Corrigan, Kunal Patel Open, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Maxine Chernoff, Will Durst, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen


Agave Baroque: The early music ensemble and guest countertenor Reginald Mobley perform “music of love and loss in the shadow of the Thirty Years’ War” (1618–1648)” — works by Johann Christoph Bach, Matthias Weckmann, David Pohle, Johann Pachelbel and more. [4 p.m., Church of the Advent, 261 Fell St., S.F.]

Insignificance: Dragon Theatre hosts a post-show discussion with the cast and director following its performance of the show which imagines what might happen if Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Sen. Joe McCarthy and Joe DiMaggio met in a New York hotel room. [2 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Debussy Centennial Festival: Pianists Stephen Bailey, Christopher Basso, Sarah Cahill, Daniel Glover, Louise Costigan-Kerns, Jeffrey LaDeur, Laura Magnani, Pete Paesaroch, Robert Schwartz, Brent Smith, Robin Sutherland, Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann are among the performers. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Robert Chiarito: The artist opens “Remains to Be Seen,” an exhibit of abstract paintings, with a reception; he’s also slated to lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 22. [2 to 4 p.m., Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont]

Alan Blackman: In “Letters to Myself,” the San Francisco calligrapher talks about his project in which he created more than 200 elaborately decorated envelopes he mailed to his son over four decades, which bear stamp cancellations from all over the world. [1 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Main St., S.F.]

Drop-In Art-Making: Families are invited to create a steampunk Shabbat-inspired artwork that combines clock hands, gears and other time-inspired art materials in a workshop corresponding with “The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational” exhibition. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]


Earplay: The ensemble opens its 33rd home season with “A Delicate Arrangement of Sounds,” a program of 21st century music by Helen Grime, Franck Bedrossian, Bruce Bennett and Richard Festinger; a 6:45 p.m. talk precedes the concert. [7:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kelly Corrigan: The best-selling Bay Area memoir writer — “the poet laureate of the ordinary” — launches her new nonfiction title, “Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

The Kunal Patel SF Open: The week-long tennis tournament honoring the late tennis enthusiast who died in an accident at 27 — billed as the largest pro tournament in San Francisco and hosting top players including Michael Mmoh, Bjorn Fratangelo and Mackenzie McDonald — begins. [1 p.m., Bay Club, 645 Fifth St., S.F.]

Jewish Women’s Theatre: The group stages “The Accidental Activist,” a “humorous show about people who act to right a wrong, help the helpless or bring forth a smile where there is no hope.” [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, Room F401, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Visions de l’Amen” features pianists Eric Zivian and Sarah Cahill playing Oliver Messiaen’s towering “Visions de l’Amen” and premieres by composers Philip Acimovic and Chris Castro. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Maxine Chernoff: The SFSU creative writing professor appears in a “Writers on Writing” session, focusing on her newest poetry collection “Camera.” [7 to 9:45 p.m., Room 211, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]


Durst Case Scenario: Due to popular demand, political comic Will Durst reprises his solo show (running Tuesdays through March 27) in which he analyzes where America and society stand post-Donald Trump’s election. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Festa Times Comedy Showcase: Emily Catalano, David Roth, Trishna Saigal, Mark Shrayber, Krista Fatka Priyanka Wali and host Ray Connolly perform in the stand up showcase in “the best karaoke bar in Japantown.” [7 to 8:30 pm, Festa Lounge, 1825 Post St., #210, S.F.]

Bermuda Triangle: Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard joins forces with Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser to form the Americana rock trio. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen: The legendary Texas singers appear in a “down home” acoustic concert. [8 p.m., Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa]

Creators in Conversations: Graphic novelists from First Second Books — Lisa Brown, Nidhi Chanani, Thien Pham, Jason Shiga and Mariko Tamaki — speak with Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago in conjunction with an exhibit of their work running through March 4. [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

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