Lily Cai Chinese Dance appears at City Hall, in a free, site-specific Rotunda Dance Series performance. (Courtesy Marty Sohl)

March 4-5: Lily Cai Chinese Dance, Transformations-Baroque Variations, My Brothers and I, I Am My Own Wife, Tinker and Build Month, Protomartyr, Post Ballet benefit

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Lily Cai Chinese Dance: The free Rotunda Dance Series hosts the San Francisco troupe in a contemporary piece created especially for the City Hall location. [Noon, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place., S.F.]

Transformations-Baroque Variations: Violist Jodi Levitz and others perform Bach transcriptions and works by Lukas Foss, Thomas Adès and George Rochberg. [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

My Brothers And I: Headed by vocalist David Wurgler, the Portland-based band doesn’t mind being called “Northwest soul” or “indie pop.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

S.F. Public Library Tinker and Build Month: The session for kids is dedicated to making cardboard forts and DIY play dough. [2 to 3 p.m., Visitacion Valley branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Thomas Gold: The international house DJ/producer brings his “On Fire” tour to The City. [10 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

I Am My Own Wife: Ubuntu Theater Project opens its run of Doug Wright’s prize-winning, one- person show telling the story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman who survived Nazi Germany. [8 p.m., Haba Na Haba House, 1936 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Berkeley]

Protomartyr: The post-punk band from the Detroit area has a new album, “The Agent Intellect.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

P:B Jam 2016: The fund-raiser and performance celebrates Post:Ballet’s seventh season of “cerebral, cutting-edge” dance. [6:30 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center. 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Rita Moreno: The great Bay Area star receives the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest world premiere of “Remember Me Saturday,” a comedy about the journey of a aging woman and her grandsons. [7 p.m., California Theatre. 345 S. First St., S.F.]

Somebody’s Mother: Cinequest presents filmmaker Gabriela Tollman’s cathartic feature, based on real events, about two sisters struggling their way through loss, together. [4:45 p.m., Camera 12 Theatre, 201 S. Second St.., San Jose]

Lisa Marie Johnston: The singer, whose style ranges from bluesy outlaw country to hippie stoner soul, kicks off a residency at the Starline Social Club in the East Bay. [9 p.m., 2236 Martin Luther King Blvd., Oakland]

Buckyball: On view Saturday through Sept. 11, the work by Leo Villareal (known for “The Bay Lights” on the Bay Bridge) is a 25-foot sculpture with geodesic spheres and millions of distinct colors inspired by inventor Buckminster Fuller. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Nowruz (Persian New Year) Gala: The sixth annual fundraiser for Pars Equality Center, a nonprofit providing services to the Iranian-American community, features radio personality Shahrzad Ardalan, comedian “Tehran,” live music, an auction and fine dining. [6:30 p.m., Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Parkway, Burlingame]

Big Mountain: The American reggae-pop band is best known for its cover of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way,” [8 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Old Mint open house: Rarely open to the public, “The Granite Lady” hosts more than 75 organizations and historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, authors, filmmakers and history enthusiasts for a free community day. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Penny & Sparrow: The Austin, Texas-based folk-rock duo of vocalist Andy Baxter and composer Kyle Jahnke is releasing the album “Let a Lover Drown You.” [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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