March 21-22: Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, Macy’s Flower Show, Fred & Toody Cole, Telling Tales, Lisa Kotin, Sarah Neufeld

Dancers’ Group and inkBoat’s piece called “95 Rituals (for Anna Halprin)” is receiving a special Isadora Duncan Dance Award at the “Izzies” ceremony at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Pak Han)

MONDAY, MARCH 21

Isadora Duncan Dance Awards: Winners of the “Izzies,” honoring achievement in dance for the 2014-15 Bay Area performance season, will be announced at a free ceremony open to the public. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Macy’s Flower Show: The annual floral display that takes over the main floor of the department store celebrates 70 years of blooms with the theme “America the Beautiful.” [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Stockton and O’Farrell streets, S.F.]

Doc’s Free Comedy Night: Liz Stone, a corporate-attorney-turned comedian, hosts the evening of standup by up-and-coming local acts. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Fred & Toody Cole: The couple, formerly of Portland-based punk-garage band Dead Moon, appear in a (((folkYEAH!))) presentation; Jesus Sons opnes. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Tellng Tales: “Swimming with Sharks” is the theme of the Morrisson Theatre series in which storytellers serve up anecdotes (of 10 minutes or less) from their own lives. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

Lisa Kotin: The writer, director and performance artist born and raised in Hillsborough shares her funny memoir, “My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Picture book workshop: Illustrators Charlotte Cheng and Diana Toledano lead the session; this month’s installment of the series focuses on “What makes a great voice?” in a picture book. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Sing Your Favorite Beatles Songs: J. Raoul Brody plays Fab Four tunes he likes and accompanies guests on theirs in the fun, free open mic event. [9:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]


TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Sarah Neufeld: The violinist and composer based in Montréal and best known as a member of Arcade Fire is promoting her second solo album “The Ridge” in a Noise Pop concert. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Breakthrough-Driving Public Value Through Private Innovation: A panel of public and private sector experts explores how the private sector may offer solutions for social and public policy challenges. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club: 555 Post St,, S.F.]

An Act of Love: The documentary about Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, screens, along with a talk by the filmmakers and 6 p.m. reception preceding the film. [7 p.m., Glide, 330 Eilis St., S.F.]

Nap Eyes: The Halifax, Nova Scotia alt-rock band’s new album “Thought Rock Fish Scale” was recorded live on a four-track, 1/4-inch tape recorder without overdubs. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

K’s Choice: Formed in the mid-1990s, the Belgian alt-folk-rock band from Antwerp is headed by Gert Bettens ahd his vocalist sister Sarah Bettens, a former firefighter. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble: “Mendelssohn and New Voices” is a concert inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor featuring contemporary works by Jeremy Podgursky, Sean Varah and Craig Walsh. [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Firelei Báez: The New York artist, who creates humorous large works on paper that combine her interests in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity and women’s work, speaks during San Francisco Art Institute’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture series. [7 p.m., Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Ann Neumann: The journalist, hospice volunteer and author of “The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America” talks about her book, which focuses on what it means to die well in the U.S. [7:30 p.m. Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Fred & Toody ColeIsadora Duncan Dance AwardsLisa KotinMacy’s Flower ShowSarah NeufeldTelling Tales

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