March 27-28: Ariana Grande, Izzies Awards, Jim Shepard, Lisa Forkish, Il Volo, Strand of Oaks, Polar Obsession, Sweet Spot


Ariana Grande
: The pop star, now 23, seems to be betraying her Nickelodeon roots on her arena headlining “Dangerous Woman” tour; Little Mix and Victoria Monet open the show. [7 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St.. San Jose]

Izzies Dance & Choreography Awards
: The 31st annual event present honors to 2016’s best dancers, choreographers, designers, composers, dance companies, dance scholars and other individuals who have contributed to the lively Bay Area dance community. [6 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., SF

Lisa Forkish: The composer, arranger and director of Oakland School for the Arts’ four-time national champion a cappella group Vocal Rush releases her EP, “Love Warrior.” [7:30 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Jim Shepard: The writer — whom NPR called “one of the most perceptive, intelligent, and fearless writers of fiction in America today,” is promoting his fifth short story collection “The World to Come,” which spans centuries and continents. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Live at The Fillmore: The Allman Brothers tribute band led by Lou Maresca plays music by the original Allman Brothers Band as it “was performed in early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Polar Obsession: An exhibit of images of the world’s polar regions by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is on view through July 21. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Il Volo: The Italian operatic trio — Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto — appear in “Notte Magica-A Tribute to The Three Tenors.” [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 West San Carlos St., San Jose]

Strand Of Oaks: The Philadelphia Inquirer calls bandleader Tim Showalter’s new album “Hard Love” a “leading lights of the Philadelphia rock renaissance.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


The Sweet Spot-A Treasury of Baseball Stories
: Documentarian Jon Leonoudakis screens his online show in an event featuring appearances by former Giants outfielder Mike “Tiny” Felder, Charlie Finley’s niece Nancy Finley, New Yorker magazine artist Mark Ulriksen and Topps baseball card photographer Doug McWilliams. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.. S.F.]

We Marched, We Rallied, Now What: Speakers from nonprofits that fight legislative battles in the name of human rights, civil liberties and environmental protection appear in the first a series of panel discussions about how to proceed in the Donald Trump era. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F; reserve at]

Dead Man Winter: Dave Simonett, lead singer and songwriter of progressive bluegrass outfit Trampled By Turtles, launches his solo project, the roots rock album “Furnace.” [8 p.m. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Poetry reading: San Francisco-based Steve Dickison and New Yorker Vincent Katz present their work, introduced by artist Amy Trachtenberg. [7:30 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Chris Hayes: The MSNBC host and author of “Author, A Colony in a Nation” appears in conversation with Clara Jeffery, editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, on the topic “The Two Americas.” [7 p.m., InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St., S.F.]

Kate T. Parker: The photographer shares her new book “Strong is the New Pretty,” in which she “turned her lens on her daughters as a way to encourage them to escape stereotypes imposed on young girls.” [5 p.m., Athleta Fillmore, 2226 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Biffy Clyro: The Scottish rock band, nominated for best British group at the BRIT Awards, plays from its seventh album “Ellipsis.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Comedy Allstars: Andrew Orolfo hosts the evening of standup, with Kris Tinkle, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Stroy Moyd and Irene Tu. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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