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Aug. 22-23: Monica Lundy, D. Wystan Owen, Steve Goldbloom, Korinsky Collective, Native Gardens, Drive East, Lillie Hitchcock Coit birthday celebration, Aish, Dawn Raffel

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Monica Lundy’s evocative portraits of women imprisoned in an asylum during Italy’s fascist regime are on view at Nancy Toomey Fine Art. (Courtesy Nancy Toomey Fine Art)


Monica Lundy: Running through Oct. 13, the artist’s show of paintings called “Deviance: Women in the Asylum During the Fascist Regime” — portraits made with coffee, burned paper and charcoal of inmates from the Psychiatric Hospital of Sant’Antonio Abate in Italy — opens. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Nancy Toomey Fine Art, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

D. Wystan Owen: The Berkeley-based author — whose style has been compared to James Joyce, William Trevor and Elizabeth Strout — talks about “Other People’s Love Affairs,” his collection of sensitive short stories set in a seaside English village. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Steve Goldbloom: The creator of “Brief But Spectacular” on “PBS NewsHour” appears with two of the segment’s most popular guests — Flossie Lewis and Mahogany L. Browne — in an exploration of “authenticity and empathy in a curated, polarized world.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Korinsky Collective: An eclectic sound installation centering on the human voice by Berlin-based brothers Abel, Carlo and Max Korinsky opens. [1 to 3 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Native Gardens: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley begins previewS of the culture-clash comedy by Karen Zacarías about a Latino couple who buys a home in a upscale neighborhood. [8 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Drive East: The five-day Indian dance and music festival, which includes 13 concerts with everything from bharatanatyam to ghazals, and kuchipudi to kathakali, opens with a 7 p.m. recital by Alam Khan on sarode, a stringed instrument, followed by odissi (dance) by Arushi Mudgal. [7 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

Les Misérables: Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon — the show is the fifth longest-running Broadway production of all time — is in its final week in The City. [2 and 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

Veterans Mental Health Summit: The sixth annual event — which aims to enhance access to mental healthcare needs of veterans and families in the Bay Area — brings together key stakeholders in the community. [8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 401 Van Ness Ave., second floor, Room 210, S.F.]

Six Organs of Admittance: The San Francisco neo-folk outfit headed by Ben Chasny headlines an acoustic tour with metal legends Xasthur and Wino, doing their thing MTV unplugged style. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Brandi Carlile: Rolling Stone called the folk-rocker’s new album “By the Way, I Forgive You” an “Adele-meets Joni Mitchell tour de force”; indie folk English singer-songwriter Jade Bird opens. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Kid Rock: The performer is on his “Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour” with Brantley Gilbert and Wheeler Walker Jr. [6:30 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]


Jose Carlos: With influences including trova, Mexican folklore, jazz, funk and bossa nova, the U.S. born singer-songwriter, now living in Puerto Vallarta, released the single “Tu Boca” in May. [8 p.m., Battery, 717 Battery St., S.F.]

Lillie Hitchcock Coit 175th birthday celebration: A free ceremony honors the legacy of the patroness of San Francisco’s volunteer firefighters, who paid for the construction of the Coit Tower. [3 to 4 p.m., Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill, S.F.]

San Francisco Campfire Stories: The evening of tales from “backcountry hunters and anglers” includes contributions from Kirk Lombard, Vicky Monroe, Mariana Maguire and Nick Zagaris. [6 to 9 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Faun Fables: Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl comprise the band, which combines ancient balladry, art songs, physical theater and rock in the free mid-day performance. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

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: Comic commentators Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” take on the sci-fi cult classic in the first of two presentations this week. [8 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

NYSS-West Coast Connections: The show of work by West Coast alumni of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, curated by New York-based critic and curator Karen Wilkin, opens; a reception is at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hackett Mill, 145 Natoma St., Suite 400, S.F.]

Aish: The San Francisco singer-songwriter, playing “cinematic pop music with layered vocals, strings, harp and electronics,” headlines a show with Whitney Tai, Dagmar and For Now. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Dawn Raffel: The author of “The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How A Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands Of American Babies” speaks with Adair Lara about the book, about how a man saved premature babies by placing them in incubators at expositions and side shows. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Joseph Di Prisco: The author of “The Pope of Brooklyn” speaks about “Sibella & Sibella,” described as a “part tell all, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel and biting look at the world of publishing.” [7 p.m., A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland]

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