Categories: Arts Calendar

Aug. 5-7: Jerry Day 2018!, Femi Kuti, National Oyster Day, That Lady Thing, Well, Well, Well, Vansire, Ripe: California Organic Farmers Panel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train, Yuridia, Pixies, Andrew Shaffer


Jerry Day 2018!: The 16th annual concert dedicated to the late Grateful Dead leader features Melvin Seals & Jerry Garcia Band,
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and Gary Gates Band. [11 a.m., Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 45 John F. Shelley Drive, McLaren Park, S.F.]

Femi Kuti: The AfroBeat legend, son of genre founder Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, headlines the eighth show of the free Stern Grove Festival series; local group Sol Development, playing hip-hop, jazz and soul, opens. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Shuck Yeah! National Oyster Day: Freshly-shucked oysters and other themed menu specials are on the program at the food-truck and beer garden, which offers free admission, $20 tickets for appetizer tasting and $25 for “bottomless bubbly.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., S.F.]

That Lady Thing: Creators of the women’s empowerment activation (opening a five-day run and developed with San Francisco ad agency Eleven) call it a “pop-up with purpose, an imaginative art experience meant to help explore gender bias through eye-popping exhibits.” [5:30 to 11:30 p.m., 119 Utah St., S.F.]

Well Well Well: The group, which includes former members of the San Diego dark pop band Barbarian, calls its sound “post modern pop music” that’s “easy listening for uneasy people.” [8 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

The Electric Kool Aid BBQ Test: SubliminalSF, the arts promoter “here to destroy your sense of normalcy and plant our ideas in your skull” presents the concert, with Mammatus, Owl, Terry Gross and Carlton Melton, along with free barbecue. [2:30 p.m.,Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

The Big Lebowski: The quirky comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude — and Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid and David Huddleston — hits the big screen in a 20th anniversary presentation. [2 and 7 p.m., Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Paint Congress Blue Art + Action Festival: Mercury 20 Gallery and friends host the free block party with “art, food, music, inspiration and bubbles” for those who want to “get active in the fight against Trump and the Republican agenda.” [3 to 7 p.m., 25th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Broadway, Oakland]

Henry Solomon Quartet: The young jazz sax player appears with his band: pianist Richard Sears, bassist Zachary Ostroff and drummer Roy McCurdy, part of the Summer at Filoli Jazz Series. [1:30 p.m., Filoli House and Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

Summer Reading Celebration: The Oakland Museum and the Oakland Public Library hosts families for an afternoon of fun-filled activities, including a meet-and-greet with special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1000 Oak St., Oakland]


Vansire: The Minnesota dream pop band, a collaboration between vocalist-synth-player-drummer Josh Augustin and bassist-guitarist Sam Wineiller, has grown from a “summer side project to a legitimate musical name with wide-ranging collaborations.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Ripe-California’s Organic Farmers Plan for the Next Generation: Alta publisher William R. Hearst III moderates a panel including chef-restaurateur Alice Waters and organic farmers about how to ensure the organic community, led by aging farmers, survives. [6 p.m., Port Commission Room, Ferry Building, Market at the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley: Vocalists are invited to join in a community sing-along of Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Rutter’s “Requiem” led by Scot Hanna-Weir, director of choral activities at Santa Clara University. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos]

Sailor Moon SuperS–The Movie: Fathom offers a subtitled, uncut presentation of the classic Japanese anime’s third movie, for one night only. [7 p.m., Century at Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]


Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train: The pop hitmakers have co-written a new tune “Philly Forget Me Not” for their summer stadium tour. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Yuridia: The Mexican pop star and reality TV favorite is on her Desierto 2018 tour. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Andrew Shaffer: Publicists call the best-selling writer’s new book “Hope Never Dies” a “noir thriller and bromance novel” that’s the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction and a “cathartic read” for people distressed by the current state of politics. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Pixies: Co-headlining with Weezer, the band members are “loud-quiet” on their current tour, playing “anything they want” from their alt, pop, punk, surf just-plain-rock catalog. [7:30 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Edgar Cantero: One critic described the author of “Meddling Kids” latest book “This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Two of Us” as a “private-eye-skewering, gender-confounding exercise [that] pays off in satisfying dividends.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Summer: Running through Aug. 18, the group show includes contemporary paintings and sculpture by Claire Burbridge, Gilles Teboul, Lisa Bartleson, Audrey Tulimiero Welch, Casper Brindle, Miya Ando, Andy Harper and Gregg Renfrow. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Nancy Toomey Fine Art, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

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