Another week brings with it a diverse array of events, curated here for your pleasure. Hopefully there's something for everyone, from the symphony lover to the bibliophile.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
FREE AMOEBA SHOW: Hinds, a group of young women from Madrid, is giving a free performance ahead of their paid Rickshaw Stop show. This is at Amoeba. Probably it will put you in a good mood, and you can always peruse records and posters.
Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight Street, 6:30 p.m., Free
LIVE STORYTELLING: SFist called it one of the best local storytelling events around, and everyone swears by it, so check out the Moth StorySLAM, which is a bit like stand-up comedy that doesn't have to be funny. This go-round it's stories from "The Dark Side," all five minutes long, sponsored by KALW. Public Works, 161 Erie Street, 6 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. stories, $8 - $16
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
SYMPHONY: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Aaron Copland's highly American, jazz-influenced music, plus Schumann's Symphony No. 2 ,in a run that starts now. Go and talk about how you went. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, 8 p.m., $35 and up
WEIRD WEDNESDAY MOVIE: $5 films at the Alamo Drafthouse are a weekly treat, so keep them on your radar generally. This week it's Menahem Golan's 1980 bizarre future disco musical Apple, and yes, it is rare and archival and such. Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, 2550 Mission Street, 10:45 p.m., $5
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY: Pegged to their current show, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, the Contemporary Jewish Museum brings in a bevy of experts to talk about Graham's empire and larger rock history, as well as what happens behind the scenes to make shows come to life. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $5 members, $10 general
HUNTER'S POINT DOCUMENTARY: Hunter's Point from the inside out as seen through the camera of Kevin Epps. This documentary portrait is a follow up to Epps' 2003 original, and it consists mostly of street-level conversation and commentary.
The Roxie, 3117 16th Street, 7 p.m., $12
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
OPERA LAB: Opera made accessible to all, that's the experiment of the SF Opera Lab's Pop-Ups, held of course in more youth-friendly environments such as, in this case, the Chapel on Valencia. In honor of April Fool's Day, learn about the "mischievous" side of the art form and listen with a cocktail in hand. Let's hope the high notes don't shatter your glass. The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, 8:15 doors, 9 p.m. show, $20 advance tickets, $25 door
OAKLAND ART MURMUR: Oakland's First Fridays, an institution for art, food, and culture enthusiasts, is this Friday. Just ask your friends in Oakland — but of course, you already know. Be there. Telegraph Avenue from W. Grand to 27th Street, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, free
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
LEARN ABOUT RENT CONTROL: Learn to navigate local rent laws with ease at the San Francisco Public Library. The workshop, conducted in English and Cantonese, is a crash course on recent legislation and more. Know your rights! Know the law. 1135 Powell Street, Chinatown Branch, San Francisco Public Library, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Free
HIP HOP FOR CHANGE: HipHopForChange's 3rd Year Anniversary Show at Starline Social Club features Opio of Hieroglyphics and more. The non-profit uses activism, and yes, hip hop, to educate on social justice issues and to show you a good time. Starline Social Club, 645 W. Grand Avenue, 9 p.m., to 2 a.m., Free
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
BOOK SALE: The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Annual Spring Big Book Sale starts on Wednesday, March 30th, but Sunday everything goes doubly on sale. Final day final prices are just $1 per item, so read a book, why don't you. Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free entry
PRESIDIO PICNIC: One of the best ways to experience Off The Grid's food truck empire is truly off the grid, at the Presidio's Main Parade Ground Lawn, where you can lounge in the grass and take in the views. That event returns with everyone from Del Popolo to The Whole Beast this weekend, and the forecast looks good. Main Parade Ground Lawn, The Presidio, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free entry