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


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]


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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