Categories: Arts Calendar

Aug. 12-14: Ronnie Spector, Pistahan, Amos Lee, Desi Comedy Fest, Panic! At The Disco, Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, Deafheaven, Rhys Bowen

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes: The legendary frontwoman of the quintessential 1960s girl group and her band headline the eighth (and penultimate) show of the free Stern Grove Festival series; local funksters The Humidors open. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Pistahan: The 25th annual celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture highlights contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

Amos Lee: The soulful, folk singer-songwriter’s upcoming new album is “My New Moon,” on which he finds “strength in the courage of others.” [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Grave of The Fireflies: Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 presents the 20th anniversary screening, dubbed into English, of the animated film by Oscar-nominated director Isao Takahata. [12:55 p.m., AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Desi Comedy Fest: The fifth annual event, an 11-date affair across the region showcasing more than two dozen comics of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Iranian, Syrian-Mexican, Libyan, Japanese and Filipino backgrounds, continues its run in the East Bay. [7 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

MONDAY, AUG. 13

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley: Vocalists are invited to join a community sing-along of Mozart’s “Requiem” led by Lou De La Rosa, director of choral activities at West Valley College in the final session of the summer series. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos]

Summer at Meyerovich: The contemporary art gallery show, running through Sept. 11, includes new acquisitions by Helen Frankenthaler, Eric Freeman, Donald Sultan and Esther Ritz. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post St., Suite 400, S.F.]

Carmaig de Forest: The 1980s punk folk rocker has a new compilation, “I Shall Be Re-released.” [7 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Desi Comedy Fest: The show featuring more than two dozen Southeast Asian comics of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Iranian, Syrian-Mexican, Libyan, Japanese and Filipino backgrounds,continues its run in The City. [8 p.m., Gateway Theater, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, AUG. 14

Panic! At The Disco: The eclectic band headed by Brendon Urie — who counts influences ranging from Frank Sinatra to Queen to David Bowie and Green Day — is on its arena tour promoting its latest recording “Pray For The Wicked”; A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyoko also are on the bill. [7 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Van Morrison: The lauded, soulful singer-songwriter — who’s been going strong since the 1960s and released his 34th studio album “Born to Sing: No Plan B” in 2012 — opens a three-day engagement; his daughter Shana Morrison joins him. [7 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Alice Cooper: The legendary shock rocker, who released his 27th studio album “Paranormal” in 2017, calls his current show “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper.” [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose]

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: In 2017, the Detroit act released “Telephone/Telefono,” a bilingual recording that sees its Cuban and Mexican-American front woman “upping the ante on her sound-clash of pop, psychedelic rock and punk cabaret.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Paul Matthew Maisano: The Bay Area-bred writer discusses his debut novel, “Bindi,” a story set in southern India, London, and Hollywood about a young orphan — and adults around him — finding their way in the world. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

American Aquarium: The 12-year-old alt-country/Americana act from Raleigh, N.C. is headed by BJ Barham, who successfully put together an entirely new band in 2017 after its previous lineups dissolved. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Deafheaven: The originally from San Francisco post-metal band’s fourth album “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” weaves “layered psychedelic vocals, jazz-inspired percussion, classic rock riffs and shoegaze-esque textures”; Drab Majesty and Uniform open. [8:30 p.m., August Hall, 420 Mason St., , S.F.]

Rhys Bowen: The English-born part-time California writer (who also released the engaging World War II-era novel “The Tuscan Child” this year) is promoting the latest addition to her Royal Spyness mystery series, “Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Bywater Tiki Night: Chef David Kinch’s New Orleans-concept eatery hosts a pop up with tropical libations from Bywater bartender Darren Gardner and Manresa bar manager Jason Strich. [5 p.m. to close, 532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos]

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