Immigrant Yarn Project, billed as “the nation’s largest crowd-sourced art installation,” is on view at Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge on Fridays through Sundays through May 19. (Courtesy Cindy Weil)

Immigrant Yarn Project, billed as “the nation’s largest crowd-sourced art installation,” is on view at Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge on Fridays through Sundays through May 19. (Courtesy Cindy Weil)

March 10-12: Immigrant Yarn Project, SFMOMA Free Family Day, Diamond Dames, Musicians from Marlboro, Cherry Glazerr, Nightly, Bugle, Lauren Markham, Sunita Puri, Lolly Winston, Nina Revoyr


Immigrant Yarn Project: The Instagram-worthy exhibit features dozens of sculptural totems made of thousands of yarn-based art pieces collected from more than 600 contributors, each representing a story of immigration. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Point National Historic Site, Building 999, Marine Drive, S.F.]

SFMOMA Free Family Day: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers free admission for up to two adults accompanying each visitor 18 or under during the day of programming, which includes family-friendly activities such as gallery art making and storytelling. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Diamond Dames
: Filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis screens films and signs books about women in baseball, including umpire Perry Barber and players Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich. [1 to 3 p.m., Latino Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Musicians from Marlboro: Violinists Robin Scott and Tessa Lark, violist Kim Kashkashian, cellist Christopher Richter and pianist play a free Morrison Chamber Music Center concert of works by Haydn, Kodály, Ravel and the premiere of Ken Ueno’s Duo for Violin and Viola. [3 p.m., McKenna Theater, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Cherry Glazerr: The Los Angeles noise-pop group led by “fearless” singer-songwriter Clementine Creevy released the album “Stuffed & Ready” in February. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Nightly: “The Sound of Your Voice,” the EP by cousins Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta, has been called a “razor-sharp and hook-heavy dose of anthemic, yet slightly emo, synth-pop.” [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Glorious Sons: The Juno Award-winning Canadian rock quintet broke out with the tune “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun).” [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

James Brown at the Speakeasy: Dedrick Weathersby wrote and stars in the show, which tells the story of the story of the Godfather of Soul. [4 p.m., Palace Theater, 644 Broadway, S.F.]

Pocket Opera: The long-running chamber group led by Donald Pippin presents Donizetti’s romantic comedy “Elixir of Love.” [5 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Kitka: The women’s choral group celebrates its 40th anniversary with “soulful songs, stories and recollections gathered over decades of exploring collective singing traditions from Eastern Europe and beyond.” [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland]

Warrior Women: The film about mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights the 1970s screens, with an appearance by Madonna Thunder Hawk, veteran of the occupation of Alcatraz and a founding member of the American Indian Movement. [6:30 p.m., Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley]

Black Power panel
: Ericka Huggins, former member of the Black Panther Party, Mwende Hinojosa of Reveal News, feminist writer Ra Malika Imhotep and Malkia Cyril, director of the Center for Media Justice, speak in conjunction with the exhibit “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50.” [2 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

Mission Peak Chamber Singers: “Heart Attacks” is program of music taking a lighthearted look at the highs and lows of love. [4 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin]

Hot Club of San Francisco: The Bay Area guitar-violin-bass combo brings the gypsy jazz sounds of Django Reinhardt’s famous Quintet of the Hot Club from Paris to the East Bay. [4 p.m., Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley]


The Bugle: A live version of the popular topical podcast features host Andy Zaltzman, “live guests, people on screens, freshly-hewn satire, lies, puns and high-grade bull—-.” [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Duane Street tenants rally: Pianist Davide Martello, known for playing at conflict zones, appears as residents of the Duane Street Apartments living in unsafe conditions and subject to rent gouging demand that the city change ordinances that are hurting renters. [6 p.m., City Hall steps, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Noe Valley Word Week: In “Ridin’ and Ropin’ and Writin’ Western Novels,” authors William Vlach, David Watts and Bill Yenne sign their books and discuss the tradition of Western fiction, from Zane Grey to Louis L’Amour. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Rough Readings Series: The Playwrights Foundation presentation introduces “Breakout Session (Or Frogorse),” a play about racism by Nikkole Salter based on experiences of a police department educator leading mandated anti-bias training; the program repeats at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Roble Hall, 374 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University]

Lauren Markham: The author of “The Far Away Brothers,” an acclaimed account of identical twins who escape El Salvador’s violence for California, speaks about immigration issues with Human Rights Watch researcher Clara Long. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]


Lolly Winston: The novelist is promoting “Me For You,” her gentle, humorous story about a middle-aged man trying to reconcile romantic feelings for a co-worker with continued devotion his recently deceased wife. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F. ]

Meet Golda Meir: Historical impressionist Peter M. Small portrays the former Israel prime minister. [1 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Dr. Sunita Puri: The clinician and educator specializing in palliative medicine speaks about her book “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour” with Lucy Kalanithi in a ticketed event. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Nina Revoyr: The best-selling novelist (“Southland”) reads from her new book “A Student of History,” which explores the early days of Los Angeles as well as present-day race and class dynamics in the city. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

James Blake: The Mercury Award-winning English producer appears in a sold-out concert. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]BugleCalendarCherry GlazerrDiamond DamesImmigrant Yarn ProjectLauren MarkhamLolly WinstonMusicians from MarlboroNightlyNina RevoyrSFMOMA Free Family DaySunita Puri

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