The Redwood City Improvement Association presents a really big light show on the front of the San Mateo County History Museum, starting today and continuing on select Tuesday evenings through spring. (Courtesy photo)

The Redwood City Improvement Association presents a really big light show on the front of the San Mateo County History Museum, starting today and continuing on select Tuesday evenings through spring. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 9-10: Magic Lantern 3-D Show, Susannah, Jazz Mafia, Fat Tuesday Parade, Adam Johnson, Selkie

TUESDAY, FEB. 9

Magic Lantern 3-D Show: A new “3D Mapping Project” designed by Bart Kresa transforms the San Mateo County History Museum into a colorful 15-minute visual attraction. [7 and 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Susannah: The 2014 production of Carlisle Floyd’s opera with Patricia Racette in the title role of the falsely accused young woman screens in the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series. [7:15 p.m., Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Jazz Mafia’s NOLA Funk Sextet: Lyrics Born and Gift of Gab host the Mardi Gras concert, with guests including the Stanford Marching Band, Hot 9 and DJ Krakinov [7 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Fat Tuesday Parade: The Brass Mafia, Stanford Marching Band, TrashKan Marchink Band and North Beach Brass are among the musical participants. [4:30 p.m, Valencia and Sycamore streets, S.F.]

Mardi Gras in the Mission: Annual Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday free festivities include live samba drummers, salsa, soca, cumbia and rumba. [6 to 10 p.m., Latin American Club, 3286 22nd St.; Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.,; Balancoire, 2565 Mission St., S.F.]

Zigaboo Modeliste: The Mardi Gras bash showcases the New Orleans legend performing hits made famous by Fats Domino, Frogman Henry, Aaron Neville, The Meters, Smiley Lewis and others. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Adam Johnson: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Orphan Master’s Son” reads from and answers questions about his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.” [6 p.m,, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Selkie: Sarah Shaefer’s world-premiere play, which centers on the adventures of a creature that’s a seal in the sea and human on land, opens a two-week engagement. [7 p.m,, Z Space, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10

Yann Martel: The acclaimed author of “Life of Pi” speaks about his new novel “The High Mountains of Portugal.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, S.F.]

Jukebox the Ghost: The power pop trio headlines a concert; San Francisco’s up-and-coming Family Crest opens. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Oakland Zoo Conservation Speaker Series: Shark Stewards hosts a presentation on saving threatened sharks. [6:30 p.m., Zimmer Auditorium, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland ]

Kids’ crafts: The Shops at Tanforan invites children 12 and under to make Valentine’s Day gifts at the February Arts & Crafts Kid’s Club program, [4 to 6 p.m, Shops at Tanforan, Lower Level near Old Navy, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Conservatory Orchestra auditions: Violin students compete for the honor to appear as a concerto soloist in concert with the orchestra, and the public is invited to attend free performance auditions. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Zheng Chongbin: Works by the contemporary Chinese artist who synthesizes Chinese ink tradition and Western abstract painting are on view prior to an upcoming Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery auction. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sotheby’s, 1 Sansome St., Suite 750, S.F.]

Eric Schmidt: The Berkeley Talks series hosts the former CEO of Google, who recounts his experiences in academia and industry and speaks about what it takes to reach the top of the tech world. [8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus]

Dogeaters: Magic Theatre opens the local premiere of Jessica Hagedorn’s “Dogeaters,” a tragi-comic look at the Philippines during the reign of Marcos. [8 p.m., Fort Mason. Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Rob Roberge: The writer, appearing in conversation with Joshua Mohr, talks about his memoir “Liar,” a new take on a familiar tale of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll written in second person. [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


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