Categories: Arts Calendar

Aug. 2-4: Kurt Braunohler, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Rake’s Progress, American Craft Show, American Bach Soloists, Magic of Ryan Kane, Henry Sultan, Cody Jinks, Niall Horan, Chinatown Music Festival

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

Kurt Braunohler: The comic, who appeared on the podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” and co-hosted the show “Hot Tub” with Kristen Schaal, opens a three-night standup engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra: The band known for epic live shows and a sound that seamlessly blends rock, pop and classical opens its first North American tour in three decades. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

The Rake’s Progress: Merola Opera Program’s up-and-coming international singers present Stravinsky’s drama following the decline and fall of an heir who makes a devil’s bargain. [7 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Danielle Vincent: The former corporate worker who started her own soap business talks about her book “You-nicorn: 30 Days to Find Your Inner Unicorn and Live the Life You Love.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Siobhan Adcock: The Brooklyn-based novelist discusses “The Completionist,” her literary thriller, often compared to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which “takes on environmental collapse and reproductive rights with passion.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Neon+Fire-The Art of Tube Bending: In conjunction with the exhibit “Neon Home,” Shawna Peterson and Libby Cahill demonstrate by-hand processes that go into creating neon art. [6 to 8 p.m., Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St.. S.F.]

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

American Craft Show: The largest juried display and sale on the West Coast hosts more than 250 of the top contemporary craft artists from across the country. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

American Bach Soloists Festival: “The Glorious Court of Dresden” offers music from the Hofkapelle court orchestra, known as the finest in Germany during the Baroque era. [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Magic of Ryan Kane: The award-winning magician’s new show “The Magic Party” has iPhones levitating, Champagne bottles appearing from nowhere and the firing of a paintball gun. [8:30 p.m., EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Freedom Socialist Party First Friday Discussion: In “On Art and Revolution: Radical Classical Composers,” Sandra MacKay, former principal oboist with the English National Ballet Orchestra and Marxist feminist, reveals how Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin used their art to oppose tyranny. [6:30 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

Henry Sultan
: The artist, longtime Precita Eyes Muralists board president, tour guide and collaborating muralist, celebrates his 80th birthday with party including a silent auction of his work and entertainment by Banda Sin Nombre. [7 to 10 p.m., Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

Cody Jinks: The Texas musician has been called “a real deal country singer” and songwriter who pens “old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Niall Horan: The pop star formerly of One Direction and winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist headlines his Flicker World Tour 2018; Maren Morris opens. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Chinatown Music Festival: The free event includes performances by Lion Dance Me, Sandy Guo, The City Jazz Band, The 29th Street Swingtet, SwingCats, Fat Chance Belly Dance and Lex the Lexicon Artist. [Noon to 4 p.m., Portsmouth Square, Kearny between Washington and Clay streets, S.F.]

To Dresden With Love: American Bach Soloists Festival continues with a program including Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus,” described as the composer’s “brilliantly executed double fugue for chorus.” [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Enchantress: Lyric Theatre of San Jose stages a rare production of Victor Herbert’s comic opera about a fictitious country’s war minister who plots to get rid of the prince heir by interfering with his love life. [8 p.m., San Jose City College Theater, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose]

Tribute to Max Van Egmond: American Bach Soloists’ annual free public colloquium honors the bass-baritone, one the “most prolifically recorded performers of Baroque music,” who is retiring from the ABS Academy faculty.[2 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Danza Folclórica-Veracruz Workshop: San Mateo County History Museum and Casa Circulo Cultural host the session, in which participants learn pre-Hispanic dances from Mexico and how to create their own costumes; registration required at (650) 299-0104 or education@historysmc.org. [1 to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Meet the Animals: Randall Museum’s live presentation offers opportunities for little ones to check out mice, lizards, owls, tortoises and learn about California’s wildlife. [2 p.m., 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: The three-piece country-blues act from Southern Indiana is headed by Peyton, a guitarist who studied under Mississippi masters T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues. 401 Mason St., S.F.]

James The Giant & John Elliot: The singer-songwriters appear in an evening of candlelit music in a historic setting and with “honest, raw, direct storytelling.” [8 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 1661 15th St., S.F.]

Karina Garcia, Wengie, Natalies Outlet: The YouTube experts dish up DIYs, crafts, hacks and lifestyle advice on their Create Your Own Summer Tour. [6 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

River Whyless: NPR said of the North Carolina-bred folk-rock outfit: “There are hints of Paul Simon in their inflections and poetic phrasing, and their songs feel fresh and nicely crafted.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Taste of Oakland: Chef Niki Shaw and performers LaToya London and Rustee Allen attend the festivities, which showcase food, music and tech and benefit Youth Aid Non Profit, which helps under-served youngsters make music. [Noon to 6 p.m., Jack London Square, Broadway at Embarcadero, Oakland]

Bal Anat: The Salimpour School of Dance’s 50th anniversary tour offers traditional, folkloric and fantasy pieces by the longest-running belly dance company in the world. [8 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito]

Without Fists: The show by neon artist Roxy Rose, which offers a “transcendent view of LGBTQIA rights as an encouragement to remember compassion through our daily oppositions,” opens with a reception. [8 p.m., Hang Art, 567 Sutter St., S.F.]

Novalima: The band, started by friends from Lima with a passion for traditional Afro-Peruvian music and global DJ culture, is promoting its fourth album “Ch’usay” in a show with an open dance floor. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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