This Week's Hottest Events: Yo-Yo Ma, Cold War Kids and Sunday Streets


Talib Kweli
One part of the Mos Def Black Star duo, Talib is touring with his "hot off the presses" new solo album Gutter Rainbows.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 4/5
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Project
Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings his Silk Road Project—a cross-cultural collaboration of world music—to San Francisco for the first time. Tickets to both performances are sold-out, but be sure to check with both Cal Performances and City Box Office the day of for any cancellations. 
When: 7 p.m., Wed. 4/6 and 8 p.m., Thurs. 4/7
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley and Davies Symphony Hall, 301 Van Ness Ave.

The Dodos
The local psych folk sensation is in town premiering their new album No Color. Get a free download of "Don't Stop" here
When: 9 p.m., Thurs. 4/7
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Skateboard Science
Science museum by day, skatepark by night—this month's After Dark is all about the science of shredding. Watch professional skateboarders demo on the ramps while the Exploratorium's resident scientists explain the physics behind their moves.
When: 6-10 p.m., Thurs., 4/7
Where: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St.

RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
From "Hard Day's Night" to "Hey Jude," RAIN has mastered The Beatles' every verse and gesture. The internationally-acclaimed concert includes the full range of the foursome's repertoire live and onstage. It's like The Beatles, reincarnated. 
When: Fri. 4/8 - Sun. 4/10
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

Cold War Kids
After a long hiatus from the music scene, Cold War Kids is touring with hotly-anticipated new material from their recently released third album Mine Is Yours.
When: 6-9 p.m., Sat. 4/9
Where: The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Sunday Streets
Cross your fingers for good weather again this weekend, and dust off your bike for this weekend's Sunday Streets through Golden Gate Park and down the Great Highway.
When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 4/10
Where: Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway

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