The Academy of Friends presents its 36th annual Oscar night bash, a benefit for HIV/AIDS services in the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 28-29: Academy of Friends 36th Gala, Novela Oscars Party, Raisin in the Sun, American Bach Soloists, Linda Salter, Moira Demos, Laura Ricciardi, Ruddygore

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

Academy of Friends 36th Gala: The benefit for HIV/AIDS services in the Bay Area includes food and wine, a silent auction, screening of the 88th Academy Awards broadcast, and a post-show party. [5 p.m., SF Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams St., S.F.]

2016 Novela Oscars Party: Patrons are invited to come dressed as a favorite character or formal attire to enjoy a cocktail, free popcorn and watch the 88th Academy Awards on large projection screens. [3 p.m., Novela, 662 Mission St., S.F.]

A Raisin in the Sun: In a Black History Month event, the 1961 film adaptation of Lorraine Hanberry’s drama, starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee screens, followed by a discussion of story structure as it relates to screenwriting. [10 a.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

American Bach Soloists: Period-instrument specialists, the American Bach Choir and vocal soloists perform Handel’s 1736 “Alexander’s Feast,” an ode about Alexander the Great and the power of music. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Linda Salter: The artist’s solo exhibit of oil and pastel portraits, called “In Sight; Inside; Insight,” opens with a reception. [1 to 4 p.m., Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi: The filmmakers behind the Netflix docu-series “Making a Murderer” (about Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man, who while pursuing a $36 million wrongful conviction lawsuit, was charged with murder) appear in conversation. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center. 3200 California St., S.F.]

Samurai session: Author Pam Turner reads from “Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune,” her book about one of the world’s greatest samurai warriors. [1 p.m., Japanese Cultural and Community Center, 1840 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ruddygore: Lamplighters stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic musical thriller that melds Jane Austen, an English ghost story and “Wuthering Heights” romance. [2 p.m., Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Zocalo-Family Day Fiesta & Mercado: The Mexican Museum and Jewish Community Center host a day of art-making, music and food in connection with “¡Que Rico, Que Bueno!,” an exhibit of Mexican and Latino-themed paintings, sculptures, ceramics and glass. [Noon to 4 p.m., Jewish Community Center. 3200 California St., S.F.]

MONDAY, FEB. 29

An Evening With Neil Young: The theatrical event screens the post-apocalyptic musical comedy “Human Highway” and the concert feature “Rust Never Sleeps,” and includes a Q&A with the artist. [7:30 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave.; Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Oh, Hello: Pranksters Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their Comedy Central characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to town for the first of two live shows, [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F]

SF Academy Orchestra: Music at Meyer presents the ensemble in a program of works by Vivaldi. [7:30 p.m., Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Basia Bulat: The pop-soul indie rocker, promoting her fourth album “Good Advice,” headlines a show with the Weather Station, a project of Toronto artist Tamara Lindeman. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

’Round Midnight: San Francisco Conservatory guitar students appear in a free concert of works by Thelonius Monk and Hector Villa-Lobos in arrangements by faculty guitarist Roland Dyens. [8 p.m., Sol Joseph Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Purple: The Beaumont, Texas. trio whose music encompasses reggae, funk, pop, rock and hip hop is promoting its sophomore album, “Bodacious.” [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F. ]

Johnny Marr: The legendary guitarist of Smiths fame is promoting the album “Adrenalin Baby,” which documents his energetic live performances over the past three years. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.[

Andra Day: The Grammy-nominated soul, jazz and R&B singer (with the hit “Rise Up”) plays a sold-out show. [8 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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