LET THE SUNSHINE IN: The Narada Michael Walden Foundation presents a concert to benefit Christopher Rodriguez, a 10-year-old paralyzed by a bullet during a piano lesson last year. The concert, at the Louise M Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, features Sting, along with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis of 5th Dimension Fame, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Earl Klugh, David Grisman, Bob Weir, Tevin Campbell, and an orchestra of students from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Many other surprise performers will also perform at the event.
NO POKEMON HERE: Get your inner dork ready and bust out your pens because Nor Cal's largest anime convention, Fanime, is coming to the San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos, this weekend through Monday. For more information visit their Web site.
STRAP IN: The comedy rock duo of Flight of the Conchords will light up the Berkeley Community Theater, 1930 Allston Way, in Berkeley at 6 p.m. on Monday. Bret McKenzie of The Black Seeds and Figwit fame and Jemaine Clement of The Humourbeasts make up the acoustic duo that plays off of audience interaction.
LOTS OF CANDLES: Happy birthday to one of the greatest of all time. Birth of the Cool, a Miles Davis birthday bash takes place at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., in San Francisco.