Categories: Arts Calendar

July 12-13: dada, Let’s Dye!, Future of Tesla, Emily Paster, The Revolution, Jessimae Peluso, SAFEHouse Performance Festival, Imposter

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

dada: The alt rock trio (singer-guitarist Michael Gurley, singer-bassist Joie Calio and drummer Phil Leavitt) is on its 25th anniversary tour, in a show also featuring rock/blues duo 7Horse, Calio and Leavitt’s side project. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Let’s Dye!: Participants learn about weaving and dyeing and create a wall hanging at the San Francisco Public Library Summer of Love-themed craft program. [5 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

The Future of Tesla: Ashlee Vance, author of “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” the definitive biography of the far-reaching entrepreneur, speaks about the electric car company with Greg Dalton, host of Climate One. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Emily Paster: The author of “The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More” discusses her book. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

The Revolution: Prince’s landmark band is playing his catalog without him on a tour that’s receiving positive feedback. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Jessimae Peluso: The standup comic, who appeared on MTV’s “Girl Code,” kicks off a four-night engagement; Chip Chantry and Kelly Anneken open. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: The experimental dance program presents Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban‘s Slick Babble Dance Project in a piece inspired by a science called cymatics and the Riley Project, which explores the challenges of battling depression. [8 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

Mirror, Mirror: The group show — featuring artists Jay DeFeo, Jutta Haeckel, Christian Houge, Michael Light, Marco Maggi, Liliana Porter, Gideon Rubin, , Monir Farmanfarmaian, Adam Fuss, Birgit Jensen, Josiah McElheny, Ed Ruscha, Zhan Wang, Carrie Mae Weems and others — continues through Aug. 12. [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, JULY 13

Imposter: San Francisco artist and comedian Anita Drieseberg hosts a reception for her show of mid-century-themed, sometimes kitschy photo-based works that address her identity crisis as a child; the program also includes a screening of her animated short film “The Old Flame.” [6 p.m., Spark Arts, 4229 18th St., S.F.]

From Another Corner: The exhibit of new abstract paintings by San Francisco artist and interior designer Gioi Tran opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m, ArtHaus, 411 St., Brannan St., S.F.]

Charge Your Self: London-born, New York City based artist Shantell Martin opens her solo exhibition of whimsical site specific wall drawings, canvas works and objects. [7 to 9 p.m., Chandran Gallery, 459 Geary St., S.F.]

Reimagine-The Art Behind Upcycling: The online group show (sponsored by the nonprofit ArtSlooth) featuring more than 20 artists who focus on sustainability presents a pop-up ​event with music by DJ Timoteo-Gigante. [7 p.m., SOMarts, Brannan St., S.F.]

Pig: The post-industrial project led by Raymond Watts (also known as Nainz, Nainz Watts, and Ray Scaballero) headlines a show with Julien K, Ghostfeeder and Suicide Queen. [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

[un]refined
: The group exhibit of work by nine California artists whose expressions are affected by technology opens with a reception. [6 p.m., Studio Shop Gallery, 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame]

Tagalog 2017: Bindlestiff Studio kicks off its series of one-act plays written/performed in Tagalog (with English subtitles), based on short stories by Visconde Carlo Vergara, Dominique Beatrice La Victoria and Vincent A. DeJesus. [8 p.m., 185 Sixth St., S.F.]

Dan Hoyle: The acclaimed solo performer has updated “Each and Every Thing,” his popular show about his search for community and connection in today’s fractured world. [8 p.m. Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

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