Feb. 14-15: Jon Nakamatsu & Quintet, Sophie B. Hawkins, Idiot Glee, Pretty in PInk, Lady Crooners, Pillow Fight


Nakamatsu & Quintet: Pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the Stanford Woodwind Quintet play romantic works by Beethoven, Vincent d’Indy, Albert Roussel, Theodor Blumer and Robert Muczynski for Valentine’s Day. [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Sophie B Hawkins: The songstress known for her storytelling in “As I Lay Me Down” and “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” has a new collection of first-date and breakup tunes. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Idiot Glee: Consequences of Sound called the group’s new self-titled album an “alluring slice of psych pop produced by ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch songwriter’ Stephen Trask”; San Francisco band Emotional opens. [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Lady Crooners: Siblings Nadia, Joseph and Megan Krilanovich and pals play sophisticated yet down-home folk-pop “almost country” music. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Black History Month lecture: “African Americans at Home” is a talk by Dorothy Tsuruta, chair of Africana Studies at SFSU; Alma Robinson Moses, executive director of California Lawyers for the Arts; and Ron Johnson, biochemistry professor at UCSF. [9:30 a.m., Gresham Hall, Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Pretty in Pink: The 1980s classic written by John Hughes and starring Molly Ringwald celebrates its 30th anniversary on the big screen. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Great San Francisco Pillow Fight: Facebook organizers invite participants to bring synthetic pillows and a garbage bag to help clean up after the unpermitted annual event. [5:50 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., S.F.]

Year of the Monkey Celebration: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Mongolian and other Asian cultures are represented in the festivities, which include crafts, food, demonstrations, music, dance and martial arts. [Noon to 4:30 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]


Nicolas Henin: The former ISIS hostage and veteran Middle East journalist discusses “Jihad Academy,” which offers varied perspectives on the Islamic State. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

TED 2016 Dream Opening Night: The start of the TED 2016 Conference, with speakers including Shonda Rhimes and Bill T. Jones, is broadcast live in theaters. [5 p.m., Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Szymanowski Quartet: The award-winning Polish ensemble plays works by Szamotuly, Weber, Beethoven and Szymanowski. [7:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Free Comedy Night: Paul Brumbaugh is the special guest in the weekly open mic standup show produced by Jeff Cleary and Jeff Zamaria. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Farai Chideya: The Baltimore-bred, Ivy League-educated writer talks about “The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption,” a guidebook to help people find their “work/life sweet spot.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Little Spiral: The singer-songwriter (aka Suzanne Yada) who brings indie rock, pop, classical, blues and folk influences to piano-and-synth-based music, plays a free concert; RSVP at eventbright.com. [5 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

“Am I Rite?” Comedy Night: The third-Monday-of-the-month free standup showcase is co-produced by Corey Largent and Jules Posner. [9 p.m., Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom St., S.F.]

Chinatown walking tour: The City Guides journey goes down alleys and among temples and shops in the country’s oldest Chinatown. [10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., meet at garage elevators, Portsmouth Square Park, Walter P. Lum Place and Washington Street, S.F]

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