Feb. 8-10: Terrie Odabi, James Graham Dance Theatre, Joel Osteen, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Oakland Symphony, John Gorka, ODC/Dance, MALO, Brass Mafia, Anansi An African Folktale, Minefaire, Walk the Moon


Terrie Odabi: The statuesque Oakland blues and soul singer appears in a musical Mardi Gras celebration. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

James Graham Dance Theatre: “Dance Lovers 7” is a Valentine’s Day-themed evening with performances by varied couples, including a mother-son and newlyweds. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]


Joel Osteen: The popular televangelist (whose new book is “Blessed in the Darkness”) and his wife Victoria, pastors of Lakewood Church in Houston, bring their message to the Bay in “A Night of Hope.” [7:30 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Cellist Steve-n Isserlis joins conductor Nicholas McGegan and the early music ensemble in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major on a program with Herschel’s Symphony No. 8, Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 and Haydn’s “Mercury” Symphony. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Oakland Symphony: In “Pride and Prejudice: Notes from LGBT,” master of ceremonies Michelle Meow introduces works by Barber, Britten, Higdon and Saint-Saens. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

John Gorka: The “new folk movement icon,” promoting his album “True In Time,” headlines a bill with California-based vocalist and songwriter Amilia K Spicer. [8 p.m., Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

MAKO: The electronic act (led by frontman-producer-songwriter-vocalist Alex Seaver) headlines a bill with Night Lights. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Brass Mafia: The City’s “most raucous and highly sought-after New Orleans-inspired fusion band” (featuring vocalist Yvette Pylant) performs “eclectic originals and unexpected mashups” in the first of two Mardi Gras shows. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

ODC/Dance: The group opens its 47th season with KT Nelson’s “Path of Miracles,” a site-specific “journey through space and time” created with the vocal ensemble Volti. [7:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]


Anansi, an African Folktale: New Conservatory Theatre Center’s family series presents teens and kids in a show that puts a new twist on the African folk tale about a spider featuring West African songs, dances and puppets. [2 and 4 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Victorian Valentine Ball: Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes to San Francisco Heritage’s second annual Valentine-themed benefit event — which emphasizes the late 19th century approach to love, courtship, etiquette and entertainment. [8 p.m., Haas-Lilienthal House, 2007 Franklin St., S.F.]

Minefaire: Billed as “the ultimate Minecraft fan experience,” the two-day event devoted to the video game offers tournaments, entertainment and a costume contest. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Nicole Takesono: The mezzo soprano sings a recital of works by Reynaldo Hahn, Kurt Weill, Manuel de Falla and Hugo Wolf presented by Sunset Music and Arts. [4 p.m., Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Walk the Moon: The Ohio four-piece of “Shut Up and Dance” fame headlines a sold-out show on its “Press Restart” tour; Company of Thieves opens. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Danny Fox Trio: The jazz trio, featuring pianist Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman, celebrates the release of its new album “The Great Nostalgist.” [6:30 p.m., Black Cat, 400 Eddy St., S.F.]

Sabaton: The Swedish power metal band formed in 1999 known for themes of war and historical battles co-headlines with veteran German thrash metal band Kreator, formed as 1982 as Tormentor. [7:30 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Jad Abumrad: The host of Peabody Award-winning “Radiolab” and spinoff “More Perfect” speaks about ingredients key to great stories as part of the Curran theater’s “Show & Tell” series. [7 p.m., 445 Geary St., S.F.]

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