Categories: Arts Calendar

June 10-12: Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, Sikh Community March for Freedom, Women in Technology Summit, Wiggles, Contemporary Jewish Museum Community Day, California Book Awards, FitCoupleCooks, The Sea and the Cake, Ken Jennings

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

Haight-Ashbury Street Fair: The 41st annual free, all-ages event includes multiple stages of entertainment and a Children’s Alley as well as a performance by The Happys, a local band playing “dysfunctional surf pop punk” that has a new EP “Bipolar.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Haight and Ashbury streets, S.F.]

Sikh Community March for Freedom: The fifth annual event — a march followed by a rally in Civic Center with speeches and presentations — commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji and the 34th anniversary of an Indian governmental attack on in 1984 on the Golden Temple, a Sikh shrine in Punjab. [Start at noon, Market and Second streets, S.F; 1:30 to 4 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Larkin and Grove streets, S.F.]

Women in Technology Summit: The 24th annual event offers three days of networking, mentoring and “engaging with visionaries working in hot technologies,” including autonomous vehicles, AI, AR/VR, robotics, space exploration, SmartX and blockchain. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Doubletree Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose]

Reuben and the Dark: The Canadian multi-instrumentalists and vocalists’ chilling folk-rock has been described as “Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons.” [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Ocean Beach Cleanup: To acknowledge World Oceans Day, the nonprofit group Surfrider invites drop-in participants (to bring their gloves, grabbers or buckets and join in cleanup efforts. [10 a.m. to noon, Stairwell 17, across from Beach Chalet, S.F.]

The Wiggles: The huge Australian musical act for kids — the current lineup is Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce and Emma Watkins — makes its first appearance in San Francisco in five years. [12:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Community Day: The museum celebrates its 10th anniversary at its The Contemporary at its blue-cube, Daniel Libeskind-designed building on Jessie Square with special activities, entertainment, tours and free admission. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Peace Action of San Mateo County: Paul George, executive director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center in Palo Alto, speaks on “Trump Nukes the Iran Accord: What Happens Next?” addressing possibilities for war, peace, diplomacy and nuclear proliferation. [7 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo]

Christie Lenée: The international fingerstyle guitar champion — whose sound has been described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews” — headlines a concert with Jimmy Leslie. [7 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Brain Fitness Forum: Experts offer information on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness as well as hands-on activities and “new strategies for brain” health at the free session geared to seniors. [9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Ragazzi Sings Bing!: Ragazzi Boys Chorus, celebrating its 30th anniversary, presents a performance include all levels of the 200-boy chorus from more than 30 Bay Area communities, plus appearances by alumni and Ragazzi Continuo, an adult a cappella choir of men who are former members. [2:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford]

TLC: The Grammy-winning R&B trio — Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas — headlines the San Mateo County Fair. [7:30 p.m., Fairgrounds, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Singin’ in the Rain: The movie by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly plays free on a big outdoor screen, kicking off the “Sunday Summer Cinema: Dancing in the Streets” series, running through October. [4 p.m., Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: Activists Jodi Reid of the California Alliance for Retired Americans and Ann Merrill of Democracy Action speak on “How can we in S.F. influence the outcome of the November 2018 election in other congressional districts?” [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

MONDAY, JUNE 11

California Book Awards: The Commonwealth Club honors winners of its 87th annual program, including fiction writer Josh Weil for “The Age of Perpetual Light” and Richard Rothstein for “The Color of Law.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

FitCoupleCooks: YouTube couple Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon are on tour to promote their cookbook “Healthy Meal Prep,” based on their popular web channel. [7 p.m., Books Inc.,601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jumanji: The double feature offers the original 1995 adventure movie followed by the 2017 “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” along with a special pre-recorded introduction. [6:30 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

David Graeber: The professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics speaks about “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory,” his book that argues against the rise of meaningless jobs, which expands on his widely read essay on the same theme. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Heather Abel: The author speaks about “The Optimistic Decade,” a sweeping novel set in America in the 1980s-90s, about five people, each with a with a different idealistic bent, who converge in an impoverished Colorado town. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta! Stand Up Comedy Showcase: Jesús U. BettaWork and stand up comedian amigas and amigos appear as part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company’s Monday Night Play Space series [7:30 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

The Sea and Cake: The indie rock band (with jazz influences) from Chicago plays from its new album “Any Day,” which it calls a “refreshingly intimate collection of elegantly arranged, singular pop songs.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Ken Jennings: The famed “Jeopardy” winner and best-selling writer is promoting his newest book, “Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

KT Tunstall
: The singer-songwriter, who hit in 2004 with “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” appears with Better Than Ezra and Barenaked Ladies on the Summer On Earth Tour. [6:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Alexandra Mattraw: The Berkeley poet launches her new book “small siren,” with special guests, poets Tiff Dressen and Norman Fischer. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sumo Cyco: The Canadian rock group, featuring lead singer Skye “Sever” Sweetnam (a former Capitol Records teen pop and voice actor and Juno Award nominee turned heavy metal goddess) opens for Butcher Babies & Nonpoint. [6:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Pierce Brothers: Australian multi-instrumentalists, twins Jack and Pat, began busking on the streets of Melbourne. [8 p.m., Swedish American Music Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

LOST Story Jam: Beyond Borders Storytellers hosts the evening in which six people share true-life tales — of getting off at the wrong bus stop, becoming caught up in a moment, going astray in life, or misplacing important objects. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

SOL Development, Mino Yanci: The bands that won Anchor Brewing’s Annual Battle of the Bands headline a free “Drink Steam” concert. [7:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Real Live Comedians: The lineup of standup comics includes Emily Van Dyke, Kelly McCarron, Tirumari Jothi and Shannon Murphy. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Darnell L. Moore: KPFA presents the writer and activist speaking about his book “Coming of Age Black & Free in America.”[7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland]

Fog: Edessa Tailo’s play about twentysomethings rying to pursue their creative dreams while battling San Francisco’s ruthless startup culture is presented in Golden Threads’ series of free staged readings of works focusing on the Middle East experience. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Sing a Summer Song: The nine-week Tuesday morning outdoor concert series for parents with little ones continues with a performance by Allison Faith Levy. [10:15 a.m., ParkStage, Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View]

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