Kyle Limin and Jenny McAllister appear in Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s “The Sleepwatchers,” opening a three-performance run at ODC on Thursday. (Courtesy Robbie Sweeny)

Good Day March 27-28, 2019

SF Ballet Program 5, In Old Age, Chai, Tom Rhodes, Soniah Kamal, Carolyn Forche, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Opera Parallele, Stephen Kellogg, Brett Young

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: “Lyric Voices” includes the premiere of choreographer-in-residence Yuri Possokhov’s “… two united in a single soul…” as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s “Bound To” and Trey McIntyre’s “Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

In Old Age: The premiere of the Mfoniso Udofia drama — the fifth installment of a nine-part saga telling multi-generational stories of a family of Nigerian immigrants and their American-born children — begins preview performances. [8 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

CHAI: The four-girl Japanese pop group from Nagoya follows up its first album “Pink” with the new “Punk.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Tom Rhodes: The comic, world traveler and podcaster opens a four-night standup engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Soniah Kamal: The author speaks with Stanford scholar Rebecca Richardson about “Unmarriageable: A Novel,” her book, which has been called “a charming ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in Pakistan.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Carolyn Forché: The poet, professor and human rights advocate speaks about her book, “What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Mia: A Dancer’s Journey: The San Francisco Public Library and San Francisco Dance Film Festival screen the documentary about Croatian-born American prima ballerina Mia Slavenska, known for her technical prowess and advocating the art form from 1930-50. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Will Ackerman: The musician heads up “4 Guitars” an evening of “innovative acoustic gold” with Trevor Gordon Hall, Todd Mosby and Todd Boston. [7:30 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child: On view through September, the exhibition features Paul Child’s intimate images that document how his wife Julia first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. [9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Culinary Institute of America at Copia, 500 First St., Napa]

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Deborah Slater Dance Theater: Celebrating its 30th season, the troupe reprises “The Sleepwatchers,” which looks at sleep “metaphorically and literally, examining how it affects society’s mental and physical well-being.” [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Opera Parallele: The premiere of “Today It Rains,” a chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed inspired by an event in the life of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, opens a four-performance run. [7:30 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Stephen Kellogg: Rolling Stone Country said the musician “unfolds like John Prine fronting the Heartbreakers”; Pete Muller opens. [8 p.m., Swedish American Music Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Driftwood: The genre-bending Americana/folk-rock band from upstate New York is touring to promote the album “Tree of Shade.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Brett Young: The singer was named best new artist at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose]

Bard Music West Plays: In the new music program “Games and Revolutions,” composers Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith share their music and inspirations, including coral reefs, children’s games and Haydn. [8 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.

Taste of the Nation: Chef Melissa Perello and Josh Even of Tofino Wines host the $150-per-person (and up) tasting event, offering creations by the Bay Area’s best chefs and mixologists, and benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign. [6:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Garrick Ohlsson: Continuing his Brahms multi-year series performing complete works for solo piano, the musician’s program includes Six Pieces, Op. 118; Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2; Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; and Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Asian Art Museum Thursday Nights series: The dance program “with cinder, ash to ember” features new choreography by Jory Horn, Yi-Ting (Gama) Hsu and Hien Huynh inspired by their mothers. [6 and 8 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: Simon Russell Beale plays Shakespeare’s Richard II in the high-definition film of the stage production captured from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. [7 p.m., Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

Delicate Steve: Songwriter, guitarist and producer Steve Marion — playing an instrumental mix of prog rock, folk, African rhythms, surf rock and 1970s pop — has released his fifth LP, “Till I Burn Up.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

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