Award-winning violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova is guest soloist in American Bach Soloists’ all-Bach concert at St. Mark’s Church. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 24-25: American Bach Soloists, S.F. Ballet Program 1, Antsy McClain Troub Trio, Snarky Puppy, Mads Tolling Quartet


American Bach Soloists: “Bach Favorites” includes performances by soprano Mary Wilson, tenor Derek Chester, baritone Mischa Bouvier and violinst Tatiana Chulochnikova. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Antsy McClain Troub Trio: McClain — whose poetry, heartfelt ballads and humorous tales have been praised by Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox — co-headlines a bll with Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Adicts: Gaining popularity in the 1980s, the British band from Ipswich is known for being “the jokers in the punk rock pack” and its distinctive “A Clockwork Orange”-influenced image. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Snarky Puppy: The eclectic jazz band presents a theater screening of its upcoming DVD “Family Dinner Volume Two,” with live appearances by bassist Michael League and guitarist Chris McQueen, [10 p.m., Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Howe Gelb: The alt-rock, singer-songwriter (of desert rock band Giant Sand) headlines a bill, also featuring his friend and collaborator Sylvie Simmons. [8:30 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Program 1: The company opens its season with Tomasson’s “7 for Eight,” Possokhov’s “Magrittomania” and Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts.” [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mads Tolling Quartet: The violinist, composer and Grammy winner leads his group in an appearance with vocalist Kenny Washington, dubbed the “Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene.” [7 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

4000 Miles: Pacifica Spindrift Players stage Amy Herzog’s dramedy about a 21-year-old man, who, after suffering a loss on a cross-country bike trip, seeks solace from his 91-year-old feisty grandmother in her West Village apartment. [2 p.m,, Spindrift Theatre, 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica]


Taylor Mac: The eclectic playwright, actor and singer-songwriter, in town with his show “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” speaks in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Bette Adriaanse: The Dutch writer appears to promote her English-language debut “Rus Like Everyone Else,” about which one critic said, ““Everyday life gets a dose of unruly energy” in the book, and another described as “elegant and tantalizing.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

World Harmony Chorus; The student singers perform music from around the world in the free concert. [7:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

PWR BTTM: The queer garage punk duo of guitarist Ben Hopkins and drummer Liv Bruce plays from 2015’s “Ugly Cherries,” headlining a bill with Dude York and Try the Pie. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F. ]

Picture Book Surgery: Illustrators Charlotte Cheng and Diana Toledano lead a workshop about the elements that make a great picture book. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

David Neiwert: The investigative journalist talks about his new book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Allene Symons: The journalist talks about “Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science,” her new book that combines psychedelics, neuroscience, memoir and historical biography. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

S.F. Theater Pub: “The Morrissey Plays,” a free show, includes short pieces that either celebrate, or eviscerate, the sad, egomaniacal, insane and irresistible English songwriter. [8 p.m, PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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