March 5-6: SF Symphony Youth Orchestra, Culinary Clash, Bay Area Cabaret, Gabriel Kahane, Colin Hay, Miguel Zenon, Chopin Birthday Concert, Gloria Steinem


San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra: Christian Reif leads a program including Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Trump’s Take on the World Roundtable
: The University of San Francisco Politics Department and the San Francisco Gray Panthers present author Reese Erlich and scholars Andrej Grubacic, John Trasviña and Stephen Zunes speaking on U.S. foreign policy and a global paradigm shift. [1 to 4 p.m., 250 McLaren Conference Center, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Culinary Clash: The annual cooking school competition and scholarship event serves up menus created by chef Annika van Leynseele and sous-chef Diana Phipps, students from the Bay Area’s International Culinary Center. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Luce, InterContinental, 888 Howard St., S.F.]

Bay Area Cabaret: Sidney Myer, booker of Theatre Row’s “Don’t Tell Mama,” hosts a benefit featuring Amanda McBroom, Nicolas King, Carole J. Bufford, Peter Scattini, Amanda King and musical director Michael Orland. [5 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Gabriel Kahane: San Francisco Performances presents the irreverent pianist-vocalist in a program featuring “Craigslistlieder,” his cycle of seven songs set to personal ads on Craigslist. [7 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F>]

Colin Hay: Appearing in an acoustic show, the singer-songwriter calls his new album “Fierce Mercy” a “palette of pop songcraft, Americana flourishes and soundtrack-ready strings.” [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Miguel Zenon: The jazz saxophonist and composer and his band play from “Tipico,” their new album with Latin American influences and Caribbean cadences. [4:30 p.m., Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay]

Chopin Birthday Concert: The San Francisco Chapter of the Chopin Foundation celebrates the life and music of Chopin in a program featuring pianist Eric Zuber, preceded by a 3 p.m. reception with cake. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival
: The final day of the second annual underground stand-up comedy event features five sets: “Roast of Jesus,” “Hell Hat,” “Karaoke Song n Set,” “Best of Fest” and “Last Comics Leaning.” [5 to 10 p.m., 2781 21st St., S.F.]


Gloria Steinem: The feminist and activist, appearing in conversation with MacArthur Fellow Lateefah Simon, is the first guest of the Women’s Building’s Speaker Series; the ticketed program has moved to a larger venue to accommodate demand. [10 a.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Marie Kondo: The anti-clutter expert and author of the best-selling “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” demonstrates how to fold clothes and answers questions from the audience. [6:30 p.m., Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk St., S.F.]

Yiyun Li: The award-winning East Bay novelist discusses “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life” — her new memoir that confronts depression and questions of identity — in conversation with editor Manjula Martin. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real,Menlo Park]

Monday Mutt Days: Free activities including obedience training, nail trims, canine caricatures, a pooch photo booth and pet psychic and more are on the weekly month-long program for friendly leashed dogs and their human companions. [6 to 7:30 p.m., Bay Street Center Plaza, 5616 Bay St., Emeryville]

Music and Children with Autism
: Music therapist Ryan Hourigan, leads the session, subtitled “A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers.” [7:30 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View].

Dr. Jessica Zitter: The critical care physician speaks on “A New Kind of Heroism: Extreme Measures at the End of Life,” a participatory medical approach that focuses on giving patients relief from pain and stress of an illness, regardless of the diagnosis. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

P.O.S.: Minneapolis-bred rapper and punk philosopher Stefon Alexander is a “lyrical bomb-thrower whose declamatory music builds on his penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Six Organs of Admittance: (((folkYEAH!))) presents the act, the project of guitarist Ben Chasny, with the new album “Burning The Threshold.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Blithe Spirit staged reading
: Theatre Rhino, San Francisco’s longtime queer theater, presents a version of Noel Coward’s classic comedy that “discovers the queer connotations between the lines.” [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

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