Feb. 4-5: Band Perry, Club Inferno, Hunter Hayes, Josh Groban, Ron Nordland, Nufonia Must Fall Live

THURSDAY, FEB. 4

The Band Perry: The sibling pop country hitmakers (of “If I Die Young” fame) play a free Super Bowl week show. [6 p.m., City Stage, Sue Bierman Park, Washington and Drumm streets, S.F.]

Poetry readings: Simeon Berry, author of “Monograph,” Rebecca Black, author of “Cottonlandia” and Matthew Siegel, author of “Blood Work” present and answer questions about their work. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Club Inferno: Thrillpeddlers’ encore run of the glam rock musical based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy” opens. [8 p.m., Hypnodrome, 575 10th St., S.F.]

Josh Groban: The singer appears onscreen in a Fathom Events “Stages Live Concert.” [7:30 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre 9, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Ron Nordland: The former New York Times Kabul bureau chief speaks about his book “The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Nufonia Must Fall Live: The multi-disciplinary adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel is a film animated live onstage, with the soundtrack played live by the Afiara String Quartet directed by K. K. Barrett. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Colin Kane: The comedian (known for his insult-the-crowd style) begins a three-night stint at Cobb’s Comedy Club; Gary Anderson opens. [7:30 p.m., 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Hunter Hayes: The country crooner appears plays a free Super Bowl week show, with no ticket availability — but the concert will be streamed on the go90 app. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

FRIDAY, FEB. 5

Steam Work: “Bodily participation is encouraged” at the solo exhibition by Michael Parker; running through March 9, the immersive sculptural installation includes a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna. [Noon to 6 p.m., Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., S.F.]

Hi/Lo Gallery Show: The exhibit of works by graduate fine arts students, which explores ongoing affordability issues in San Francisco, opens with a reception. [5 to 9 p.m., Embark Gallery, Fort Mason, Building B, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Friday Night Theatresports: The Bay Area improv theater experts begin their annual competition, a Friday night series concluding with the annual grudge match against Los Angeles in August. [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason, Building B, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Pharrell: The soul and hip hop artist and producer appears in a Super Bowl-presented late-night show. [10 p.m., Pier 70, 22nd and Illinois streets, S.F.]

San Mateo County History Museum: “Free First Fridays” events include Lunar New Year activities (at 11 a.m.) for preschoolers. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Hillbilly Robot: Acoustic music presenter Shelby Ash opens the urban Americana music series with “New Orleans Jazz, Roots & Swing Night” featuring Roosevelt Dime and Earles of Newtown. [9 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

CinemaLit: The film series screens “Emma,” based on Jane Austen’s novel and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Ping Pong DJ Party: Before DSF Clothing Company & Art Gallery closes its retail storefront, it’s holding its “last ever Berlin-style” table tennis and DJ bash. [6 p.m., 520 Haight St., S.F.]

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