Feb. 24-25: Dirty Dancing, Ethan Canin, Vokab Kompany, Disney On Ice, Sean Elder, Shakespeare and Cervantes

Feb. 24-25: Dirty Dancing, Ethan Canin, Vokab Kompany, Disney On Ice, Sean Elder, Shakespeare and Cervantes


Dirty Dancing: The touring stage version of the 1987 movie classic about the adventures of Johnny and Baby in a 1960s Catskills resort opens a month-long Bay Area run. [8 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

Ethan Canin: Appearing in conversation with Anthony Marra, the writer discusses his latest novel “A Doubter’s Almanac,” which explores the rivalries and ambitions of a gifted family. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.]

Black History Month Talk Series: Historian Bill Doggett speaks on “World War II, San Francisco, Black Migration and The Shipyards War Effort” as part of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library program. [6 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Vokab Kompany: The hip-hop, soul, electro and funk band celebrates the release of “The Good Kompany Album.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Telegraph Quartet: San Francisco Performances presents the ensemble — violinists Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violist Pei-Ling Lin and cellist Jeremiah Shaw — in a salon concert. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Shakespeare and Cervantes: San Francisco State University theater professor Bruce Avery lectures in conjunction with a weekend series on the literary giants presented by Humanities West. [6 p.m., Mechanics Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Disney on Ice presents Frozen: The skating extravaganza based on the hit movie about sisters Anna and Elsa begins its East Bay engagement. [7:30 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

S.F. New Tech: The program includes five-minute demos from inspiring startups, followed by five-minute question-and-answer sessions with The City’s best and brightest tech lovers; pre-event tacos, at 5:30 p.m., are served for early arrivals. [7:30 p.m., Mighty, 119 Utah St., S.F.]

Sean Elder: The writer talks about “Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School,” which details how journalist Amos Kamil uncovered a decades-long pattern of sexual abuse by teachers in a prestigious Bronx private school. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]


Hillary Whittington: The mother — whose video of her extraordinary child went viral — speaks about personal experiences she describes in “Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached.” [6 p.m, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

She Loves Me: Foothill Music Theatre stages the 1963 musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo’s play ”Parfumerie” (which inspired the movie “You’ve Got Mail”) about feuding clerks who don’t realize they’re in love with each other. [7:30 p.m., Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Sara Majka, Naomi Williams: Majka discusses her linked short story collection “Cities I’ve Never Lived In” and Williams talks about her novel “Landfalls” in conversation with award-winning writer Yiyun Li. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

ZAP 25th Anniversary Tribute Party: Zinfandel Advocates & Producers host an event featuring 60 winemakers, including ZAP’s founders pouring cult collections, rare bottlings and vineyard designates. [5 p.m., Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St., S.F.]

Melanie Martinez: The singer who made a splash on “The Voice” also has an eclectic album of original material, “Cry Baby.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Manuel Palos: The master sculptor, whose work is at the Palace of Fine Arts and other city landmarks, speaks with his daughter and apprentice Alejandra Palos, in a free lecture presented by the Mexican Museum. [6 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Bay Area writers: Seré Prince Halverson, author of “All The Winters After,” and Melissa Cistaro,” author of “Pieces of My Mother,” discuss their journey to publication, writing truth and fiction, and growing up in the same town. [7 p.m., Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland]

Martin Katz: The “dean of collaborative pianists” (who has appeared with Marilyn Horne and Frederica von Stade) leads an open-to-the-public master class; registration required. [7:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F; http://calendar.sfcm.edu/]

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