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Courtesy PhotoArt-rock and post-punk singer-songwriter Kim Talon

April Fool's Day fun, Kim Talon at Bottom of the Hill and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for April 1, 2013. Who’s in townArt-rock and post-punk…

Courtesy PhotoArt-rock and post-punk singer-songwriter Kim Talon
Courtesy PhotoThe San Francisco Salsa Festival kicks off with a welcome party. Salsa dancing

San Francisco Salsa Festival, lectures and other events

San Francisco events for March 28, 2013. Who’s in town Matt Kepnes,…

Courtesy PhotoThe San Francisco Salsa Festival kicks off with a welcome party. Salsa dancing
Courtesy PhotoAuthor and comic Demetri Martin makes a bookstore stop and a comedy club appearance. [3 p.m.

Demetri Martin makes bookstore and club stop in San Francisco

Who’s in town Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, speaks at…

Courtesy PhotoAuthor and comic Demetri Martin makes a bookstore stop and a comedy club appearance. [3 p.m.
Getty Images File PhotoMusical theater star Debbie Gibson joins members of the touring cast of “Jersey Boys” for a “One Night Only Cabaret” benefiting AIDS charities. [7:30 p.m.

Debbie Gibson joins 'Jersey Boys' Monday night and more

Who’s in town Singer-songwriter Mika performs an intimate concert — a stripped-down…

Getty Images File PhotoMusical theater star Debbie Gibson joins members of the touring cast of “Jersey Boys” for a “One Night Only Cabaret” benefiting AIDS charities. [7:30 p.m.
Courtesy PhotoCheck out 'A Ride Through Women’s History' starting at S.F. Bicycle Coalition office this Saturday.

Bike rides and comedy shows a few things San Francisco offers this weekend

Here are some great ways to spend your weekend in San Francisco.…

Courtesy PhotoCheck out 'A Ride Through Women’s History' starting at S.F. Bicycle Coalition office this Saturday.
Courtesy PhotoShen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided

Shen Wei Dance Arts bringing the arts to life with multimedia installation

Who’s in town Author Nancy Kricorian discusses her new novel, “All the…

Courtesy PhotoShen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided
Courtesy PhotoR&B singer-songwriter Dawn Richard

Danity Kane's Dawn Richard playing at Yoshi's tonight

Who’s in town Laura Dowling, chief floral designer at the White House,…

Courtesy PhotoR&B singer-songwriter Dawn Richard
AP file PhotoThe Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip performs at the Fillmore

Who’s in townDavid Crist, a senior historian for the federal government and…

AP file PhotoThe Tragically Hip
Courtesy photoRock show: Deerhoof

Deerhoof plays Slim’s in San Francisco

Who’s in townAlternative-rock and noir-pop singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs at Café Du…

Courtesy photoRock show: Deerhoof
Courtesy photoSite-specific dance: Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group present “Niagara Falling

Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group presents ‘Niagara Falling’

Who’s in townIranian-born journalist, filmmaker and Farsi poet Roya Hakakian discusses upheaval…

Courtesy photoSite-specific dance: Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group present “Niagara Falling
Courtesy photoVocal great: Jazz and cabaret singer Paula West performs the first of three shows at Yoshi’s.

Paula West plays Yoshi’s S.F.

Who’s in townAlternative-rock singer Amanda Palmer and her band, the Grand Theft…

Courtesy photoVocal great: Jazz and cabaret singer Paula West performs the first of three shows at Yoshi’s.
Courtesy photoSummer arts: “Summer of Art” at United Nations Plaza presents “What’s on Stage?

‘Summer of Art’ at United Nations Plaza presents ‘What’s on Stage?’

Who’s in townAmericana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, known for his Oscar- and Grammy-winning…

Courtesy photoSummer arts: “Summer of Art” at United Nations Plaza presents “What’s on Stage?
Courtesy photoFlamenco fest: The 2012 Bay Area Flamenco Festival

The 2012 Bay Area Flamenco Festival begins

Who’s in townHip-hop artist, music producer and Haitian politician Wyclef Jean appears…

Courtesy photoFlamenco fest: The 2012 Bay Area Flamenco Festival
Courtesy photoClassic soul: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes sing their hits “If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes play the Rrazz Room

Who’s in townFormer New York Times reporter Daniel Simpson talks about “A…

Courtesy photoClassic soul: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes sing their hits “If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Courtesy photoOpening night: American Conservatory Theater presents “The Normal Heart

Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’ plays the American Conservatory Theater

Who’s in townComedian and actor Dov Davidoff, seen on E! Network’s “Chelsea…

Courtesy photoOpening night: American Conservatory Theater presents “The Normal Heart
Courtesy photoOrchid guru: Bruce Rogers

Bruce Rogers leads workshop on thriving orchids

Who’s in townMark Bittman, New York Times food writer and author of…

Courtesy photoOrchid guru: Bruce Rogers
Courtesy PhotoLatin Grammy nominee La Santa Cecilia joins local favorites Candelaria and DJ Julicio to kick off the San Francisco Latino Film Festival with a cumbia-infused Latin alternative party.

Randy Cohen, La Santa Cecilia and many more performing tonight

Who’s in town Randy Cohen, the New York Times Magazine’s original “ethicist,”…

Courtesy PhotoLatin Grammy nominee La Santa Cecilia joins local favorites Candelaria and DJ Julicio to kick off the San Francisco Latino Film Festival with a cumbia-infused Latin alternative party.
Courtesy photoJazz percussionist: Brazil-born jazz percussionist Airto Moreira performs at Yoshi's San Francisco with fellow musicians.

Brazil-born jazz percussionist Airto Moreira performs at Yoshi’s S.F.

Who’s in townSinger-songwriter Fiona Apple performs at the Warfield. “The Idler Wheel”…

Courtesy photoJazz percussionist: Brazil-born jazz percussionist Airto Moreira performs at Yoshi's San Francisco with fellow musicians.
Getty Images file photoWhipping it: Rock and new-wave bands Blondie and Devo bring their “Whip It to Shreds” tour

Blondie and Devo set to ‘Whip It to Shreds’ at the Warfield

Who’s in townFazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of the Bangladesh Rural…

Getty Images file photoWhipping it: Rock and new-wave bands Blondie and Devo bring their “Whip It to Shreds” tour
Courtesy photoFarmville: For produce fans

Head to Point Reyes for a GBD grilled cheese

FRIDAYJapanese animation: A series of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli begins.…

Courtesy photoFarmville: For produce fans