March 11-13: A Streetcar Named Desire, Bigfoot Bonanza, Return of the Cypher, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gabrielle Aplin, Angela Hewitt, Joshua Bell, Mike E. Winfield, Hustlers and Empires, Rachael Yamagata, Glen Hansard, Lorde, Fozzy

Michelle Handelman’s 2018 three-channel video installation “Hustlers and Empires” is on the fourth floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week. (Courtesy Michelle Handelman)


A Streetcar Named Desire: San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company presents an acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama. [3 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Bigfoot Bonanza: The two-day Bigfoot, Swamp Ape and Yeti conference and Film Festival closes with a packed program of short films, live music ​(rock band the The Not Yetis at 7 p.m.), “Horror Express” at 7:30 p.m. and, at 9:15 p.m., “Yeti: The 20th Century Giant.” [11 a.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Return of the Cypher: DJ Kevvy Kev hosts the free weekly Sunday night hip hop open mic, with local freestyle artists taking the stage in improvised sessions in which emcees, singers, beatboxers and musicians collaborate. [9:30 p.m., Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: The digitally remastered version of the 2004 anime box office comes to the big screen for two days. [12:55 p., AMC VAn Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9 SF Center, 845 Market St., S.F; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Gabrielle Aplin: The young folk-rock English singer-songwriter, who came to fame via YouTube covers and originals, headlines a show with Hudson Taylor, a young duo, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, who’ve been compared to Simon and Garfunkel. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Angela Hewitt: Chamber Music San Francisco presents the pianist in a program playing Bach’s “The Goldberg Variations.” [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Joshua Bell: The violinist plays and leads Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a concert featuring Edgar Meyer’s Overture for Violin and Orchestra, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 and Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony. [7:30 p.m., Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mike E. Winfield: The standup comic, a Baltimore native turned Californian, filmed his hour-long special “My Side of the Story” in Sacramento. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Michelle Handelman’s 2018 three-channel video installation “Hustlers and Empires” is on the fourth floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week. (Courtesy Michelle Handelman)

Hustlers and Empires: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens a week-long presentation of Michelle Handelman’s video installation, which weaves together stories of three aging hustlers from different time periods. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SFMOMA, fourth floor, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Sonnets to Orpheus” explores the Orpheus myth interpreted by composers from over the centuries, featuring music by Eric Moe, Claudio Monteverdi and the premiere of a piece by Iranian-born composer Aida Shirazi. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Rachael Yamagata: The indie rock artist is on her “Songs-Stories-Solo” tour, offering stripped down versions of her tunes in intimate settings. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Glen Hansard: The Irish folk singer of “Once” and “The Commitments” fame is touring to promote his third solo album “Between Two Shores.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]


Lorde: The influential, thoughtful young pop star is on her “Melodrama” tour; hip hop duo Run the Jewels, and Swedish singer Tove Styrke open. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Wendy Rouse: The San Jose State instructor and historian speaks about her book, “Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement,” which explores political implications of women’s empowerment through the decades. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Perfectly Queer book reading: Korima Press, a San Francisco-based queer Latinx publisher, hosts Maya Chinchhilla, Cathy Arellano, Michael Nava and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, who share their work. [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

The Vinifera Trio: Pianist Ian Scarfe, clarinetist Matthew Boyles and violinist Rachel Patrick play present a program of classical and contemporary music celebrating the Hungarian influence. [Noon, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Love Never Dies: Broadway San Jose kicks off the week-long run the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his blockbuster “The Phantom of the Opera.” [7:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Chaharshanbeh Souri-Festival of Fire: At the 19th annual event, guests may jump over bonfires to celebrate the change of seasons and welcome spring and enjoy Persian food, music, dancing and children’s activities. [6 to 10 p.m., Persian Center, 2029 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Eden: The young singer, songwriter and producer (aka Jonathon Ng) from Ireland says his only music-making rule is “I could do whatever I wanted, as long as it didn’t sound like anything I’d ever heard”; synth pop songstress Verite opens. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Fozzy: The heavy metal band formed in Atlanta in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward is on its “Judas Rising” tour; Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir open. [7:30 p.m., [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Randy Ribay: The Bay Area-based English teacher discusses his new young adult novel, “After the Shot Drops,” a book about friendship and basketball. [7 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Geneen Roth: The author, best known for her groundbreaking writing about eating disorders, shares her new book, “This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]A Streetcar Named DesireAngela HewittBigfoot BonanzaCalendarFozzyGabrielle AplinGeneen RothGlen HansardHustlers and EmpiresJoshua BellLordeMike E. WinfieldRachael YamagataReturn of the CypherYu-Gi-Oh!

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