Presidio Picnic, which runs Sundays, through October, is getting its eighth season underway. (Courtesy Presidio Trust)

Good Day March 31-April 2, 2019

Presidio Picnic, Mission Dolores Basilica Choir, Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival, Saint Michael Trio, Jennifer Eberhardt, A Fine Line, St. Stupid’s Day Parade, Laurie Halse Anderson, The Burial of Kojo, Donovan Woods, Joe Goode


Presidio Picnic: Presidio Trust and Off the Grid open the weekly Sunday summer picnic series (running through October) featuring international mobile food vendors, family-friendly games, music and performances by various dance groups. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue, S.F. Presidio]

Mission Dolores Basilica Choir: Jerome Lenk conducts Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, sung in Latin. [4 p.m., Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Jewish Community Town Hall: U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier converses with Karen Wisialowski of Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame on topics including anti-Semitism, foreign aid and peace talks with Israelis and Palestinians. [2 to 4 p.m., Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City]

The Karate Kid: The coming-of-age story of a bullied teenager who learns karate from a martial arts master hits the big screen on its 35th anniversary, with commentary from star Ralph Macchio. [1 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival: Del Sol Quartet hosts the concert series devoted to “natural resonance and pure ratios” from performers playing experimental and traditional styles. [12:30 to 4 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Saint Michael Trio: Czech composer Bedrich Smetana and his Piano Trio in G minor are the focus of the Villa Chamber Music Series concert. [3 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

The Happy Homemaker-History of Household Appliances: Running through Aug. 18, this exhibit showcasing labor-saving devices from the late 1800s through the 1950s includes stoves, washing machines, irons, waffle irons, toasters, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, coffee pots and more. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto]

Elvin Bishop: The Rock & Roll and Blues Hall of Famer plays with his Big Fun Trio: Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals. [7 and 9 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Mildred Howard: The artist appears in a conversation about her multimedia installation “TAP; An Investigation of Memory,” an assemblage including a shoeshine stand and tap shoes that examines themes of identity, church culture, gentrification, dance and activism. [2 p.m., Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]


Jennifer Eberhardt: The Stanford scholar and author of “Baised: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” speaks with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott on “confronting implicit bias.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.].

A Fine Line: Filmmaker Joanna James answers questions at a screening of her movie that explores why so few women are leading chefs or restaurant owners. [6 p.m., Airbnb Headquarters, 888 Brannan St., S.F.

Saint Stupid’s Day Parade: Appropriate costumes, noisemakers and signs are encouraged at the 41st annual free April Fools’ Day festivities in the Financial District. [Noon, Embarcadero Plaza, Market Street and The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Elias Quartet: San Francisco Performances hosts the English ensemble, playing a program covering three centuries of chamber music with works by Sally Beamish, Britten and Schumann. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Laurie Halse Anderson: The author of the influential 1999 young adult book “Speak” about the trauma experienced by a teen who was raped speaks about her new volume “Shout,” a “memoir and call-to-action for the #MeToo era.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Clive Thompson: The Canadian freelance journalist and tech writer discusses his new book “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World.” [7:30 p.m., HanaHaus Community Workspace, 456 University Ave., Palo Alto]

Children of Bodom: The Finnish extreme metal band headlines the Hexed tour, with Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart and Fragmentum. [6:45 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Monday Night PlayGround: The series of staged readings closes with an evening of environmental-inspired plays centered on the topic “borders, islands and walls.” [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Addison St., Berkeley]


The Burial of Kojo: The feature debut by filmmaker Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule about a girl from Ghana recounting the tumultuous relationship between her father and uncle screens, presented by California College of the Arts. [7 p.m., Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Donovan Woods: The folk-country artist won a 2019 Juno Award for contemporary roots album of the year for 2018s “Both Ways.”[8:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Joe Goode: The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts the founder of Joe Goode Performance Group in a discussion about the body and the role of voice and sound in dance in response to themes explored in the exhibition “Show Me As I Want To Be Seen.” [12:30 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Tilden Tuesday: The kickoff for the bi-monthly pop up art gathering offers works for sale by San Francisco fine and graphic artist Parisa Ghaderi, snacks and beverages. [5 to 8 p.m., Tilden Hotel, 345 Taylor St., S.F.]

Poetry in Song Concert: The Main Library opens Poetry Month programming with vocalists performing art-song arrangements of poetry from around the world with piano accompaniment by Britton Day. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Rheea Mukherjee and Adam Nemett: The authors read from their new novels from Unnamed Press; Mukherjee’s is “The Body Myth” and Nemett’s is “We Can Save Us All.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Diary of Anne Frank: Center REPertory Company stages the drama based on the famed journal of the teen who documented her life in hiding in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. [7:30 p.m., Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]


Jennifer Eberhardt discusses her research with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott on Monday at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center. (Courtesy photo)

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