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July 22-23: Inter Arma, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, J-Pop Summit, Guy Fox, Ben Bailey, Jayhawks, PAL Blues, Music, Arts & BBQ Festival

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu plays a concert at the Regency Ballroom to kick off the annual J-Pop Summit on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Mason. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, July 22

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: The Japanese pop and style princess appears in a special live concert performance to kick off the annual J-Pop Summit festivities Saturday and Sunday in The City. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Inter Arma: The “thoughtful” heavy band from Richmond, Va., combines dense sonics with classic rock-worthy hooks, [9 p.m., Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

Amy Rose Spiegel: The author, who has contributed to Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed, talks about “Action: A Book About Sex,” which combines her own sexual autobiography with advice on one-night stands, relationships and things between. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: The Japanese pop and style princess appears in a special live concert performance to kick off the annual J-Pop Summit festivities Saturday and Sunday in The City. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Guy Fox: The Bay Area band known for punctuating brass, playful bass lines and funk-pop plays an EP release show. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Brantley Gilbert: The country music hitmaker from Georgia (with four No. 1 tunes to his name) headlines a concert with Justin Moore and Colt Ford. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Ben Bailey: The comedian, also a licensed taxi cab driver and Emmy Award-winning host of the game show “Cash Cab,” headlines a two-night run; Dave Thomason opens. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Jayhawks: The alt-country and Americana band performs material from its new album, “Paging Mr. Proust,” featuring vocalist-guitarist Gary Louris reuniting with members of the group’s 1990s lineup. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Saturday, July 23

J-Pop Summit: Held since 2009, the annual event showcases Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food and niche subcultures. [11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

PAL Blues, Music, Arts & BBQ Festival: Festivities for the full day of the 11th annual free event include swamp-blues and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Neal headlining, music by A.J. Crawdaddy, Debraun Thomas, The Mile, Craig Horton and Taylor P. Collins, as well as tasty barbecue and beverages. [Noon to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Finding Nemo: The Pixar cartoon classic screens in the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation’s annual Film Night in the Park outdoor film series. [Dusk, Union Square, between Powell, Post, Stockton and Geary streets, S.F.]

A Tale of Crows: Making its U.S. premiere at the S.F. Francisco Frozen Film Festival’s evening of Best Animated Shorts of 2016, the film features singer Patty Griffin among the artists lending their voices to a story about young birds adventuring on their first flight. [11:20 p.m., Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Toad The Wet Sprocket: The alt-rock band — lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss — is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its seminal album “fear.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Night Light-Multimedia Garden Party: SOMArts Cultural Center’s one-night-only luminous art exhibition, a ticketed event, includes performances “celebrating radical self-determination through the work of more than 60 ‘code-breaking’ artists.”l[8:30 p.m., 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Yoni & Geti: The duo — Yoni Wolf of WHY? and Chicago-based rapper Serengeti — play from the new album “Testarossa,” which tells the story of star-crossed lovers Maddy and Davy. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Robert Ellis: The Houston-based singer-songwriter’s fourth album incorporates his signature country-folk sound with instrumental experimentation, from MIDI keyboards and ambient noise to synths and string sections. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

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