Categories: Arts Calendar

July 19-21: Logic, Stanford Summer Jazz, Future of Music, Keith Urban, South Bay Dub Allstars, Sam Evian, SF Art Book Fair, SF Frozen Film Festival


Logic: The multi-platinum, Grammy nominated rapper and singer-songwriter (born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) is on his “The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour.” [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Stanford Summer Jazz: Blues singer Pamela Rose appears in the fifth show of the seasonal series of 10 free concerts. [6 p.m., Plaza, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto]

The Commons’ 3rd Thursdays Block Party: Continuing once a month through October, the free outdoor festivities include live music curated by Another Planet Entertainment, food trucks and adult beverages amid the state-of-the-art playgrounds. [5 to 9 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Polk, Larkin, Grove and McAllister streets, S.F.]

The Future of Music: Tonya Mosley, KQED’s Silicon Valley bureau chief hosts a talk about how artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are creating radical new possibilities for music making in the 21st century and beyond. [7 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Waterfront Flicks
: Jack London Square’s free outdoor movie series screens “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” [Sundown, Ferry Lawn, 10 Clay St., Oakland]


Keith Urban: The country star is on his “Graffiti U World Tour” with special guest Kelsea Ballerini. [7:30 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

South Bay Dub Allstars: The band, previously known as Dub Fx and with members from six countries, “breaks down barriers” with its roots reggae vibe and a mix of dancehall, pop and funk. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Sam Evian: New York-based musician, songwriter and producer Sam Owens, playing from his new album “You, Forever,” appears on a (((folkYEAH!))) bill John Vanderslice and Meernaa. [9 p.m,. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

re – imagine: An exhibition of works by Aiko Cuneo, Kathryn Hyde and Monica Lee — known for making creations out of recycled items from books to paint chips to milk cartons to junk mail — opens with a reception. [5 to 7 p.m., Reclaimed Room, Building REsources, 701 Amador St., S.F.]

Music on the Square
: Caravanserai, a Santana tribune band celebrating 21 years, appears in the free summer concert series. [6 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Save Face: The New Jersey band, with a new album “Merci,” which Brooklyn Vegan calls “melodic punk done right,” appears on a bill with Berkeley’s Mom Jeans, playing punk and emo. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Sickboy Decompositions: The show and “immersive” installation by “one of the leading English artists to emerge from Bristol’s infamous graffiti” scene opens with a reception. [7 p.m., Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard St., S.F.]

San Francisco Art Book Fair: The weekend event, an annual free display (and sale) of artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and more, presented by dozens of independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists and enthusiasts, opens with a preview. [6 to 10 p.m., 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

ODC/Dance Summer Sampler: The first installment of the two-weekend series presented by the contemporary dance company features Kimi Okada’s “Head in the Sand,” Brenda Way’s “Something about a Nightingale” and Kate Weare’s “Giant.” [8 p.m., ODC, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Parade: Youth Musical Theater Company stages the musical by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown which is set in 1913 and tells the story of a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old factory worker he employed. [7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito]

4.48 Psychosis: Anton’s Well Theater Company presents Sarah Kane’s examination of depression, a series of “bewildered fragments of her mind as she struggles to find sanity.” [8 p.m.Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St., Oakland]

2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival: The two-weekend event featuring staged readings of six new plays begins with T.D. Mitchell’s “VRTU-L,” about a “modern warrior having trouble distinguishing between a video game, an AI weapon and a VR training camp populated with Hollywood actors.” [8 p.m., Potrero Stage, 1895 18th St., S.F.]


San Francisco Frozen Film Festival: Programming of films by independent and under-represented artists continues through the day with various presentations of shorts: Bay Area, experimental, dramatic, international, comedic and animated. [1 p.m., Little Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

The Long Ride/El Largo Viaje: The documentary about the 2003 immigrant workers freedom ride that sparked the birth of a new civil rights movement for immigrant workes screens, preceded by a 6 p.m. reception and followed by a Q&A session.[7 p.m., Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica]

Zero Hour Bay Area March: Local youth activists march to Harry Bridges Plaza and rally to demand immediate governmental action to combat climate change. [Noon, meet at ICE Headquarters, 630 Sansome St., S.F.]

Park Jam: The Oakland Museum’s inaugural all-ages outdoor event presented with Noise Pop and Oakhella offers hop-hop, turntable demonstrations, a resident DJ, graffiti-style mural workshop and an appearance by Oakland actor-poet Daveed Diggs. [Noon to 5 p.m., 1000 Oak St., Oakland]

Pub in the Park: The new summertimes series serves up festivities including a British-style inflatable pub, quality beers from local breweries, bluegrass music by 27 Strings and a “laid-back” place for socializing. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City]

Geology & Rockhounds 101: The San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride program offers the presentation on local geology, minerals and gems by the San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society. [1 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Undiscovered SF: The free, every third-Saturday family-friendly night market dedicated to increasing the profile of SOMA Pilipinas, offers food pop-ups, art, performances and retail by Filipino-American entrepreneurs, [4 to 10 p.m., 401 Minna St., S.F.]

Two Friends: The dance music duo (Matt Halper and Eli Sones) has moved on from bedroom producers to hitmakers with “Trap Queen,” “I Miss You” and “Mr. Brightside.” [10 p.m., Temple SF, 540 Howard St., S.F.]

Emergency Wartime Preparedness after Pearl Harbor: Historian Paul Dentzel shows government documents, correspondence and photos from his family’s collection to explore how people prepared for air raids and other wartime activities. [1 p.m., San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Big Sing California: The participatory choral concert led by conductor-composer Eric Whitacre and the Los Angeles Master Chorale is streamed via a live feed from Los Angeles; choristers are invited register and participate. [2 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, Dana Street and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley campus,]

S.F. Shakespeare Festival: The 36th season of the Free Shakespeare in the Park series moves to Santa Clara County with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which follows the misadventures of young lovers, aspiring actors and mischievous fairies. [7 p.m., Memorial Park Amphitheater, Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Avenue, Cupertino]

King of Cuba: Central Works presents the new comedy by Cristina García, which intertwines stories of two combative octogenarians: vainglorious Cuban dictator “El Comandante” who struggles to maintain power and an exile in Miami hell-bent on sending him to his grave. [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

The Broads of Broadway: DeeDee Queen, Dorian Dietrich, Kiki La Chanteuse, Kitty KaPowww and Tas Al-Ghul appear in the late-night sing-and-strip burlesque fundraiser for Nearly Naked Broadway. [11 p.m., Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St., S.F.]

The Mousetrap: San Leandro Players open their production of the Agatha Christie murder mystery which has been running continuously since its 1952 premiere in London’s West End. [8 p.m., San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro]

Stéphane Hénaut, Jeni Mitchell: The couple, a cheesemonger and war studies professor, speak about their book, “A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment,” which describes the origins of the “most legendary” French foods and wines. [Noon, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Tabitha Blankenbille: The author signs copies of her collection, “Eats of Eden: A Foodoir,” containing essays about coming of age, sex, self-esteem and overcoming personal odds. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: The longest-running world dance and music event of its kind in the U.S. closes its two-weekend season with a program of Indian classical, flamenco, Cambodian classical, Afro-Peruvian, Mexican folk, Liberian folk and contemporary and traditional Korean dance. [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Orchids in the Park 2018: The show and sale of flowers from local growers and supplies from vendors from all over the world benefits the San Francisco Orchid Society. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, S.F.]

Maybaum Gallery launch: Christina Maybaum opens a new gallery dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists “with a focus on process driven work that reveals the artist’s hand.” [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 49 Geary St., Suite 416, S.F; RSVP required:]

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