Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter appears with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale on March 6 at Stanford, on March 8 in San Francisco and March 9-10 in Berkeley. (Courtesy Mats Bäcker)

March 6-7: Anne Sofie von Otter, Great Leap, Marie and Rosetta, Devi S. Laskar, Ice Hours, The Mowgli’s, DisposABILITIES, American Hero, ODC/Dance, You Me At Six


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and countertenor Daniel Moody join the musicians and singers in an eclectic program of old, new, sacred and secular music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, Arvo Pärt, Handel and Purcell. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

The Great Leap: BD Wong appears in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee’s San Francisco-set sports-themed political comedy partly inspired by her father’s short-lived basketball career. [7 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Marie and Rosetta: TheatreWorks presents the West Coast premiere of the musical play by George Brant about guitar playing, rock ‘n’ rolling Sister Rosetta Thorpe and her life on the 1940s gospel circuit. [8 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto,

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women): Emily Van Dyke, Diana Hong, Chelsea Bearce and special guest Carmen Morales do standup. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Devi S. Laskar: The California writer and former reporter speaks about her book “The Atlas of Reds and Blues,” which deals with a second-generation American’s experience and what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, with Claire Calderón. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Princess: The band’s “Out There,” a concept video album and live performance piece, explores the “role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny.” [8:30 p.m., Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]


Ice Hours: The collaboration between photographer Camille Seaman, filmmaker Kim Miskowicz and composer-musicians Kristina Dutton and Nathan Clevenger is a multimedia concert with footage of stunning Antarctic landscapes and the surrounding ocean. [7 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 17, The Embarcadero, S.F.]

The Mowgli’s: Playing on bill with Jukebox the Ghost, Southern California’s “torchbearers of alt rock positivity” — who have the hit tune “San Francisco” — are releasing the new EP “American Feelings.” [7 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

DisposABILITIES: Artists Denise Laws, Heather Law, Marianne Mitten, Mariana Nelson and Kevin Tuszynski, who use materials destined to be disposed in their work — host a reception for their group show. [5 to 7 p.m., Reclaimed Roon,Building REsources, 701 Amador St., S.F.]

American Hero: Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the local premiere of Bess Wohl’s comedy, which looks at “what’s left of the modern American Dream” with a story about three up-and-coming “sandwich artists” working at a franchise in the local mall. [8 p.m., 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

ODC/Dance: The contemporary dance company opens a four-performance run of the premiere of choreographer Kate Weare’s “World’s on Fire,” an evening-length piece about “kinship, belief, suffering, love and the will to survive.” [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

International Ocean Film Festival: The 16th annual, four-day event opens with a screening of “Sharkwater Extinciton,” a film by activist Rob Stewart, who “embarks on a dangerous quest to expose the shark fin industry and stop the slaughter.” [7 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Reptaliens: The project of Portland husband-and-wife team (Cole and Bambi Browning, interested in cult mentality and conspiracy theories) has evolved into a band exploring “fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines and lulling vocals.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

You Me At Six: The U.K. band’s album “VI” is an “anthemic 10-song collection combining rock riffs, indie pop, R&B vibes and electronic beats”; ethereal indie pop quartet machineheart, led by Stevie Scott, opens. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Craig Wedren: The artist opens “My ‘90s,” a show of Polaroids he took throughout the 1990s and into the early aughts, in an event billed as “part photo exhibit, part book release and part performance.” [6 p.m., The Loin, 914 Larkin St., S.F.]

Mimi Fox: The virtuoso jazz guitarist, known for playing her own Heritage Guitar Signature model, also delivers “imaginative reinterpretations of standards, folk songs, pop hits and R&B anthems” on six- and 12-string acoustic guitars. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen ASL tour: An American Sign Language interpreter and guest deaf docent head up a free guided tour of the exhibit which explores the relationship between French Jewish artist-writer Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and her lover and collaborator Marcel Moore; advance registration required at [5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Ahmed Abu Artema: Middle East Children’s Alliance and The American Friends Service Committee present the Palestinian journalist and refugee, an organizer of the Gaza Great March of Return, speaking on the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine. [7 p.m., St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley]

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