March 30-31: Luna Negra, Tony Robles, Prince Rama, Harvey Schwartz, Gabriel Thompson, Kelly Pryce, Meet the People Tonight!


Luna Negra; The 12th annual showcase presents local women performers whose work represents valor and transformation as a consequence of war; the event also is a tribute to the late “artivist” Silvia “Mamacoatl” Parra. [6:21 to 9 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Tony Robles: The S.F. Public Library’s Local Poet Series presents the born-and-raised San Franciscan, housing rights organizer and board president of Manilatown Heritage Foundation reading from his book “Cool Don’t Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco.” [6:15 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Prince Rama: The “now age” psych-dance band from Brooklyn, N.Y. (sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson) has a new album “Xtreme Now.” [9 p.m., Starline Social Club, 645 W Grand Ave, Oakland,]

White Denim: The Austin, Texas-based band known for “gnarly riff-rock” is a decade old and is promoting the new recording “Still.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Harvey Schwartz: The author speaks about “Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers’ Oral History,” the first volume to focus on workers, who vividly recall hardships, hazards and victories of constructing the landmark during the Depression. [6 p.m., Presidio Trust, 49 Moraga Ave., S.F.]

Gabriel Thompson: The biographer discusses “America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century,” the first book about the influential California community organizer and mentor to Cesar Chavez. [Noon, Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Meet The People Tonight!: Comedian Conor Kellicutt hosts the live talk show where guests (Darin Roland, Max & Nicky and Ronn Vigh) are everyday people. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Kelly Pryce: The veteran of “Last Comic Standing,” “Mom Night Out” and “What She Said” headlines a standup show with Kelly Anneken. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


USF Human Rights Film Festival: The free three-day event screens films promoting awareness of global injustices; today’s program begins with student shorts, and at 2 p.m., features “American DREAMers,” about six youths who publicly come out as undocumented, and walk 3,000 miles across America’s heartland to raise awareness for immigrant rights. [Noon, Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Still Life Dances: The program is a series of movement studies based on still-life paintings from the deYoung Museum’s permanent collection created by choroeographers Lauren Simpson and Jenny Stulberg. [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Foxing: The St. Louis, Mo. headliners call their sound “post-good”; the bill also includes experimental-ambient O’Brother from Atlanta and power pop rockers Tancred, playing from their CD “Out of the Garden.” [8 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Field Music: The English indie band, headed by bothers David and Peter Brewis, is known for interweaving vocals, rhythmic gear changes, slightly off-chords — and a sensibility that keeps them in distance of pop music. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Capacitor: The dance and cirque troupe opens a run of eight performances of “When We Were Small,” billed as “a multi-generational exploration of early sensory discovery” and “surreal reflection on childhood in the form of a performance installation.” [8 p.m., Gallery 308, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Elizabeth Sinn: The historian discusses her book “Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong,” which connects the role of Hong Kong in immigration from China to The City during the Gold Rush era. [5:30 p.m., Chinese Culture Center, Auditorium 750, third floor, 750 Kearny St. S.F.; RVSP:]

H20 Exhibition: Artists Liz Hikock, Bonnie Levinson and Sarah Ratchye, who take an innovative approach in exploring the concept of water, host a reception for their group show. [6 to 8 p.m., McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary St., Suite 200, S.F.]

Trans Day of Visibility: Performances by Our Lady J and Nya from “Transcendent,” awards for Ms. Billie Cooper, Fresh Meat Productions, St. James Infirmary and Annalise Ophelian & Storm Miguel’s film “Major!” make up the awareness-raising event for the transgender community. [5:30 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

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