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July 13-14: Eric Lindell, Sir Spyro, Ngaio Bealum, Donald McPhail, David Reid, California WorldFest, Creed Bratton

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Eric Lindell, pictured in 2015 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, brings his effervescent blend of R&B, soul and country to the Great American Music Hall. (John Davisson/ Invision/AP)
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Eric Lindell: The acclaimed New Orleans’ roots artist brings his West Coast Summer Caravan with Anson Funderburgh to The City. [8 p.m.. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sir Spyro: The London-based producer and Top Grime DJ makes his San Francisco debut. [9:30 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Private Parlor Show: Three San Francisco-based singer-songwriters — Kathleen Knighton, Eli Conley and Mya Byrne — appear. [8 p.m., Lost Church, 65 Capp St., S.F.]

Ngaio Bealum: The comic is front man for the popular “Wammy Award”-winning San Francisco-based hip-hop band MostChill Slackmob and also hosts the popular Cannabis Comedy Festival each year. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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Donald McPhail: The local author shares his debut novel, “The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday,” a 1929-set page-turner “filled with unscrupulous bankers, arrogant financiers, and spoiled young heirs who prefer dancing and drugs to reality.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

David Reid: The Berkeley-based author of “The Brazen Age” speaks about his book, which looks at the rich culture and turbulent politics of New York City between 1945 and 1950. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Is California Entering a Megadrought?: Panelists Noah Diffenbaugh from Stanford University, Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute and Karen Ross of the California Department of Food and Agriculture discuss the environmental issue. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Sinister Dexter: The 10-piece funk horn band featuring the vocalist Rebecca Lipon plays a free “Music in the Park” show, [6 p.m., Stafford Park, King Street and Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City]

THURSDAY, JULY 14

California WorldFest: The 20th annual event — which runs through July 17 in the Sierra foothills — features eight stages of music (starting at 5 p.m. each day) and dance from around the world, camping, workshops, food, crafts and a renowned children’s program. [4 to 10 p.m., Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley]

Creed Bratton: The actor from “The Office” — and former member of the 1960s-70s band the Grass Roots, does his standup act. [7 and 10 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Matt Cohen: The founder of Off the Grid, the Bay Area re-creation of Asia’s vibrant night markets. speaks on “Off the Grid: The Disruptive, Japan-inspired Food Truck Revolution.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Facial Recognition-The Divisadero Corridor: Painted portraits by Tabitha Lahr, which study the contrast between the San Francisco neighborhood’s long-term residents and newcomers, are part of a group show (also with works by Anita Beshirs, Erland Sanborn and Wendy Gadzuck) that opens with a reception. [7 p.m., Mini Bar SF., 837 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Hal Sparks: Best known for his character Michael Novotny in groundbreaking show “Queer as Folk,” the actor opens a three-night headlining standup engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Christine Elfman-Even Amaranth: The photographer, who explores the qualities of permanence and change within picture making, opens a new show of ethereal landscapes, photograms and anthotypes with a reception. [6 p.m.,Gallery Wendi Norris, 161 Jessie St., S.F.]

Sandor Y Su Mecanica: The Cuban salsa band headed by Sandor Moss plays a free “People in Plazas” lunchtime concert. [Noon to 1 p.m., 303 Second St., S.F.]

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche: The meditation master and founder and spiritual director of Pristine Mind Foundation discusses his book, “Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

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