The eclectic, accomplished Salomé Chamber Orchestra performs a free concert at Grace Cathedral. (Courtesy photo)

The eclectic, accomplished Salomé Chamber Orchestra performs a free concert at Grace Cathedral. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 1-2: Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Aloe Blacc, Skints, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Jersey Boys cabaret, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Daniel Pollack


Salomé Chamber Orchestra: Founded by siblings Sean, Lauren and David Carpenter, the edgy, conductor-free ensemble performs Baroque and contemporary chamber pieces in a free concert presented by Grace Cathedral’s “Spacious Grace” series, in which the pews are removed and open space is used creatively. [7:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Aloe Blacc: The Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor headlines a free opening night concert at Super Bowl City. [6 p.m., City Stage, Sue Bierman Park, Washington and Drumm streets, S.F.]

S.F Travel Book Club and Lecture Series; “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is the topic of dicussion. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Don George: The veteran travel writer discusses his book “The Way of Wanderlust.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

The Skints: The rising UK reggae-dub four-piece from East London has been opening for Tribal Seeds, but headlines a show in The City. [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: Oboe Bliss, showcasing oboe and strings, includes the premiere of a work by Bay Area composer Elinor Armer, new arrangements of Manuel De Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” by Kurt Rohde and a string trio by Anthony Porter. [8 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

An Evening of Music, Dance & Comedy: The cast of the tour of “Jersey Boys” appears in a cabaret benefit for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, singing their own repertoire (not songs from the hit musical). [7:30 p.m., Brava Theatre, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: The American and New Zealand alternative rockers’ newest recording is “Multi-Love” (with a catchy animated video “Necessary Evil”). [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Daniel Pollack: Music at Meyer presents the pianist in a program of works by Chopin, Liszt, Menotti and Prokofiev. [7:30 p.m., Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]


Tommy Keene: The veteran power pop rocker calls his new recording “Laugh in the Dark” a “direct concoction of the Beatles meet the Who by way of Big Star, with a little Stones for good measure.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Megan Prelinger: The local author and artist shows slides and answers questions about “Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age,” her book that’s a visual history of the electronic age. [6 p.m., Learning Studio, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Art & Architecture of Sicily: Museo Italo Americano’s four-week lecture series by Douglas Kenning, a preparation for the guided tour “Easter In Enchanting Sicily,” begins with “The Greek Golden Age.” [7 p.m., Building C, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Rough Readlings: The Playwrights Foundation program in which plays are discussed in their early stages focuses on Chistina Gorman’s “Fidelis,” about dilemmas facing a Vietnam veteran. [2 p.m., Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Show Boat: The acclaimed 2014 production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical with Heidi Stober, Patricia Racette and Michael Todd Simpson screens in a new installment of the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series. [7 p.m., Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Emily Zisman: The up-and-coming local folk-Americana singer-songwriter promotes her latest self-released album “Weeds & Wildflowers” with a free show. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Sunil Yapa: The Sri Lankan American author of ”Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist,” which is set amid the World Trade Organization activist community of Seattle, appears in conversation with Marie Mutsuki Mockett. [7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Punk Rock: American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory opens its production of Simon Stephens’ acclaimed play about anxieties and fears that drive seven high-achieving students to emotional extremes. [7 p.m., Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

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