Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Godfrey, Two-Spirit Voices-Returning To The Circle, The UnMonumental, Richard Thompson, Juana Amaya, SF Beer Week Opening Gala, Chinese New Year Flower Market, Benjamin Verdery, Building Broadway


Godfrey: The Chicago-bred comedian of Nigerian ancestry and host of The Power Hour on Sirius radio opens a three-day standup engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Cao Cao and Yang Xiu: The Peking Opera-based 3D movie combining traditional and contemporary arts tells the story of an Eastern Han dynasty warlord who plans a comeback after defeat with the help of a talented tactician and advisor. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Two-Spirit Voices-Returning To The Circle: An art exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits, a group serving two-spirit communities (Native Americans whose bodies combine masculine and feminine spirits) and their allies, opens with a reception. [7 p.m., GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]


The UnMonumental: The group art show of “cacophonous” sculptures, paintings and installations by Daniel Arthur Mendoza, Cait Petersen and Kat Trataris opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St., S.F.]

Richard Thompson: The English folk-rock legend’s 19th, most recent album, is the self-produced, critically acclaimed “13 Rivers.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F]

A.I.M: Opening a two-day run, the troupe headed by choreographer Kyle Abraham, a MacArthur Fellow, combines contemporary and West African dance, ballet and hip-hop in works often with political themes. [7:30 p.m., Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose]

H’ART Squared: The ticketed art show and sale — of photography, jewelry, fiber works, accessories and more — is a benefit for Kainos, a group serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. [6 to 9 p.m., Fox Forum, 2411 Broadway, Redwood City]

Juana Amaya: Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents the Spanish dancer making her West Coast debut in “En mis venas” (“In My Veins”), a suite with singers David Sánchez “El Galli,” Antonio Núñez “El Pulga” and Anabel López, percussionist Diego Amador Jr. and guitarist Juan Campallo. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Stories We Will Tell-Interactive Media and Placemaking: The San Francisco Urban Film Festival presentation offers virtual reality, 360° video, performance and live cinema experiences and a panel discussion on interactive media and the future of urban documentary. [7 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

SF Beer Week Opening Gala: More than 125 breweries pour at the $80 to $125-per person ticketed event, “the most prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community” that kicks off a “multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events across the Bay Area.” [6 to 10:30 p.m., Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

FURY: The “immersive concert experience” inspired by the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road” features choreography by Danielle Rowe and Alonzo King Lines’ Ballet dancers. [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Bach and Sons: Guy Fishman, cello and Derek Tam, harpsichord, play music of J.S. Bach and his sons including duets and solo works. [7:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.’


San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival: Year of the Pig festivities open with a mini-procession (with puppets, stilt walkers and dancers) which goes along the original Chinatown parade route, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. [10 a.m., St. Mary’s Square, 651 California St., S.F.]

Chinese New Year Flower Market: Flowers, produce and other new year items are for sale at the event, which also include performances ranging from traditional Chinese magicians to acrobats, lion dancers and opera. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Grant Avenue, between Broadway and Clay streets, S.F.]

Building Broadway: In its 50th anniversary season, the nonprofit San Francisco Arts Education Project premieres an original musical revue featuring performers ages 9 to 14 that “celebrates and deconstructs the best of Broadway.” [2 and 7 p.m., Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra: Edwin Outwater conducts a program with music by Mazzoli, Canteloube, Ravel, de Falla and Debussy. [7:30 p.m., Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Benjamin Verdery: The Peninsula Guitar Series presents the iconoclastic American guitar master and composer. [7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1600 Santa Lucia Ave., San Bruno]

Lemon Twigs: Brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario make up the band, whose sophomore album “Go To School” has been described as “sparkling power pop.” [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Impact Mentality: The ticketed gathering of entrepreneurs and strategists examining their global impacts and bringing awareness to mental health as an integral part of corporate culture includes 30 special guests and three panels. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parsimona, 169 11th St., S.F.]

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: The “wildly fun, musically fearless” 2018 Blues Music Award-winning band of the year plays from its latest release “Groovin’ in Greaseland.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

MakeArt Family Day: The Museum of Craft and Design’s first session of the year offers painting and hot-glue activities in connection with the exhibit “Tex Gieling: Sixty Years,” a retrospective of jewelry designs by the metalsmith. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2569 Third St., S.F.]

Russell Crotty-Bordering the Habitable Zone: The artist-illustrator — whose work “combines his fascination with space exploration and concerns about environmental degradation from the viewpoint of an accomplished amateur astronomer, passionate surfer and native Californian” — opens his show with a reception. [4 to 6 p.m., Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah St., S.F.]

Sutter California Pacific Medical Center Community Open House: The public is invited to check out the new hospital before it officially opens March 2 at an event with healthy cooking demos, chair massages, silent disco, yoga and a teddy bear “first aid” clinic for kids. [1 to 4 p.m., 1101 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bow Wow Film Festival: The fourth annual event is a showcase of short films celebrating “beloved canine companions.” [6 p.m., Southside Theater, Building , Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Powwow: Native Americans of all tribes, and non-Native guests celebrate their culture at the free festivities, which include dancers making a grand entry at noon. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Boulevard, S.F.]

A Change of Heart: Costumes & Cookies, a 52-year-old volunteer theater troupe presenting classical bilingual plays opens a six-weekend run of a show set in Ancient China; an optional $16 lunch at noon precedes the performance. [2 p.m., Buddha’s Universal Church, 720 Washington St., S.F.]

Night of Ideas: Pre-registration is filled for the first local edition of the free global philosophy event in which “change makers” address the theme “Facing our Time: the City of the Future” in a marathon of debates, discussions and performances, but admission may be possible at the door, depending on attendance. [7 p.m. to 2 a.m., San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Unearthed: The evening of video installations and performances curated by Angel Castellon and Claire Staples featuring emerging Bay Area artists explores “ancestry and diaspora, trauma and healing, vulnerability and sexuality, and questions about our past and future.” [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Democracy Then & Now-From Ancient Greece to This Week: Stanford classics professors lecture on ancient principles of democracy, oligarchy and dictatorship in a Humanities West presentation also featuring a performance of Stanford Repertory Theatre’s “Democratically Speaking.” [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Disney Family History
: The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of monthly gallery-themed talks, beginning with a presentation about Disney’s early life and how Walt’s childhood home in Chicago (designed and built by his parents) influenced his story. [1 p.m., 104 Montgomery St., S.F. Presidio]

Lunar New Year festival: Family-friendly activities include a red envelope giveaway, lion and dragon dancers, children’s arts and crafts and a panda character meet-and-greet. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Great Mall, 447 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas]

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