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Aug. 26-27: Art on the Square, Kathy Griffin, Real Women Have Curves, Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off, 3 Minute Reads, Hasan Minhaj

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Eagles tribute band Boys of Summer appears in Redwood City’s Music on the Square concert. (Courtesy photo)


Art and Music on the Square: The final summer show and sale of nicely priced painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more is combined with a free concert featuring Eagles tribute band Boys of Summer. [5 to 8:30 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Kathy Griffin: The hard-working, wisecracking actress, writer, producer and TV host brings her standup act to the South Bay. [8 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Real Women Have Curves: The production is the regional premiere of Josefina López’s updated award-winning comedy about young Latina women struggling to love themselves and find respect in the United States. [8 p.m., Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward ]

Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off & Music Festival: Smoked meats, grilled vegetables, side dishes, desserts, as well as rock, R&B, country blues, funk and salsa by local bands are in the lineup of the three-day event. [11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward]

3 Minute Reads: The evening showcases new fiction and non-fiction from students of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto classes sharing their work, for a matter of seconds. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Hasan Minhaj: The actor, comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent brings his tour “Homecoming King”to the Bay Area. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Picture Atlantic: The alt rock band from Santa Clara opens a bill with The Iron Heart, blues-post grunge rockers from Napa, and headliners Rare Futures, a New York groove rock band formerly known as Happy Body Slow Brain. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Sun Salutations: The show of yoga-themed paintings and drawings by summer artist-in-residence Sarah Thibault closes with a reception. [7 to 10 p.m., Scrawl Center for Drawing, 2325 Third St, Suite 318, S.F.]


Corinna Nicolaou: The author (and UC Berkeley alum) reads from her provocative memoir “A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam.” [2 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Etsy pop up: The online marketplace in which vendors share hand-crafted pieces opens a physical store over the weekend. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Grace Jones: The glam rocker and disco veteran, 68, headlines a concert with Blood Orange, singer-songwriter Dev Hynes’ electro-pop project, opening. [8 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing: The Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso and his quintet (two violins, guitar, bass and vocalist) play exhilarating acoustic jazz. [5 and 8 p.m., Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek]

Northern California Pole Presentational: The first independently produced local, all-day event showcases experimental, funny, beautiful and out of the box pole dancers in a supportive, inspiring environment. [9 a.m., San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. First St., San Jose]

Iamsu!: The Bay Area rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer has a new album “6 Speed.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Arsenio Hall: The veteran TV talk show host (and winner of “Celebrity Apprentice”) does his standup act. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Four-Twenty Games Experience: The cannabis-inspired event includes a 4.20 Mile Fun Run, the Power Plant Fitness Challenge with Ricky Williams, reggae artist Pato Banton, games, pro athletes and beer tasting. [8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bandshell, Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.,]

The White Buffalo: Los Angeles-based Americana singer-songwriter Jake Smith appears in concert. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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