Stanford Woodwind Quintet celebrates its 30th anniversary in a concert presented by Avedis Chamber Music. (Courtesy John Williams)

Jan. 21-23: Stanford Woodwind Quintet, Joshua Trio, King and Faith Forum, Kenneth Broberg, Parker Quartet, St. Vincent, Barry Eisler, Rent, Joyce Carol Oates


Stanford Woodwind Quintet & Friends: Avedis Chamber Music Series opens its 2018 season with the ensemble, celebrating its 30th anniversary in a program of works by Blumer, Canteloube, Jacob and Weigl with guests artists soprano Désirée Goyette, harpist Emily Laurance and pianist Paul Hersh. [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Joshua Trio: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents the newly formed ensemble of Bay Area artists — cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark and soprano Ann Moss — in a varied program celebrating the 300th anniversary of Miland’s cello. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

All You Can Dance: Alonzo King LINES Dance Center offers a $5 “sampler” of classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and global taught by world-renowned faculty, for all levels; beginners are encouraged to attend. [1 to 5 p.m., 26 Seventh St., S.F.]

Object Action-The F Word in a Post-Truth Era: The group show — a feminist response to the anniversary of Donald Trump’s administration by seven female artists, and inaugural exhibit of a initiative called Collect For Change (with proceeds benefiting nonprofits) hosts a march to Pacific Felt Factory and live music. [Noon to 4 p.m., state, 1295 Alabama St., S.F.]

King & Faith Forum: In “Where Do We Go from Here?,” a conversation series inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., high school students (and winners of a socially themed essay-video contest) discuss urgent issues today’s teens face. [4 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Michael Wing: The author of “Passion Projects for Smart People: Turn Your Intellectual Pursuits into Fun, Profit, and Recognition” shares tips from the book. [2 p.m. Copperfield’s Books, 850 Fourth St., San Rafael]

Kenneth Broberg: The Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents the young 2017 Cliburn Silver Medalist in a program of works by César Franck/Harold Bauer, Liszt, Debussy and Bach, preceded by a 1:45 p.m. talk and post-concert meet-the-artist event. [2:30 p.m., Trianon Theatre, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose]

Overcome Hoarding and Transform Your Life: Gloria Valoris, who has more than 50 years of experience working with people who hoard, talks about her book, which is subtitled “How to Choose Hope and Life Instead of Things.” [2 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

#Me Too movement discussion: Freedom Socialist Party hosts the talk, addressing the question: “What will it take to end sexual harassment.?” [1 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

Musical Action for Planned Parenthood: Oakland-based online record label Minus Zero’s benefit festival features performances by Hafez Modirzadeh, Prasant Radhakrishnan, Crystal Pascucci, Scott Amendola, ROVA, Dina Maccabee, Devin Hoff, Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Vijay Anderson and Duo B (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis). [4 to 10 p.m., Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany]

Parker Quartet: The Grammy Award-winning ensemble opens Music at Kohl’s 35th season with a program of works by Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Sibelius. [7 p.m., 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Coco Montoya: The veteran blues-rock guitarist and vocalist is promoting the new Alligator Records CD, “Hard Truth.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]


St. Vincent: Art-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark is on her “Fear the Future” tour. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Tribute to Denis Johnson: Sean San José, Octavio Solis, Vendela Vida and guests celebrate the final collection of short fiction, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” by the late writer, a National Book Award winner for “Tree of Smoke.” [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

STEM Education-Breaking Down Barriers: The Commonwealth Club presents a panel of MacArthur Fellows discussing how under-represented students can gain access to better education in science, technology, engineering and math. [7 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]


Barry Eisler: The thriller author speaks about “The Night Trade,” the newest book in his sex-crimes detective Livia Lone series. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Rent: The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical comes to the South Bay on its 20th anniversary tour. [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Joyce Carol Oates
: The writer, a contributor to “It Occurs To Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art” — a new anthology featuring Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman and others — discusses the book with editor Jonathan Santlofer. [6:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Noah’s Ark-San Mateo’s Historic Restaurant: The San Mateo County History Museum opens the exhibit of items related to the popular 1920-30s eatery run by Noah Williams, an African-American restaurateur known for providing good food in a remarkable setting; the room had paintings of African animals on the walls. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]
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