Categories: Arts Calendar

June 11-12: Water Worship, WiLD 94.9 Hot Day South Bay, Sikh Parade, Katie Bush, Kidchella, Escape from Alcatraz, Merola Opera Concert, CUESA Summer Celebration, Pueblo

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

Water Worship: The oratorio “about our most precious resource,” accompanied by original music and films, features the Beth Custer Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and special guests Bart Hopkin and Craig Baldwin. [4 p.m., Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St., S.F.]

WiLD 94.9 Hot Day South Bay: The concert, free with park admission, features Flo Rida, AJR, Black Bear, Skyler Stecker, 99 Percent and the DJs of Ghetto House Radio and Rebel Pop Radio. [9:15 a.m. for wristband distribution, Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

Sikh Parade: The Bay Area Sikh community gathers to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikh faith, and the 33rd anniversary of the Indian government’s attack on the Sikh’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. [Start at 11 a.m., 50 Second St.; end at Civic Center, Larkin and McAllister streets, S.F.

Katie Bush: The Canadian installation artist whose work is influenced by “ever-encroaching surveillance systems, judgments of morally-upright church herds, and remorseless mall stampedes,” opens her show “Gold Standards in Dark Times” with a reception. [5 p.m., Spark Arts, 4229 18th St., S.F.]

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon: The 37th event for seasoned athletes includes a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island, an 18-mile bike ride out the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park, and an 8-mile run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [7 a.m to 2:30 p.m., Marina Green, S.F.]

Kidchella: Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies headline the first of a free four-concert series geared toward little ones. [11 a.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

CUESA Summer Celebration: Chefs, bartenders, winemakers, farmers and food lovers serve up impeccable food and drink to benefit the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture’s work supporting local farms and healthy communities [6 to 9 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Merola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Concert: Merola artists from last four decades — including Julie Adams, John Churchwell, Kristin Clayton, Catherine Cook, Tracy Dahl, Quinn Kelsey, Bojan Knezevic, Mark Morash, Pene Pati, Issachah Savage, Zanda Švēde, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick — perform. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Queer Country West Coast: The series hosting LGBTQ country artists in the Bay Area presents singer-songwriter Eli Conley in a CD release show, with The Secret Emchy Society opening. [1:30 p.m., Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]


MONDAY, JUNE 12

Pueblo: The Brooklyn-based Dallas natives and indie baroque pop rockers Jonah P. Smith and Julian P. Smith play from their new EP “Boring The Camera” on a bill with San Francisco rock band Fowler. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Clover Sonoma pop-up
: The North Bay dairy is offering milk, cereal and coffee giveaways on Monday mornings in June. [8 to 10 a.m., 333 Fell St., S.F.]

Mark Hull: The author and historian and co-author of “Masquerade: Treason, the Holocaust, and an Irish Imposter,” discusses the book, which tells the story of a woman and World War II era spy who led a life of changing identities. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

National Theatre Live: The stage performance of “Peter Pan” directed by Sally Cookson is broadcast on the big screen from London. [7 p.m., Vogue Theatre, Sacramento St., S.F.]

Saint Pé: The longtime guitarist for Atlanta’s Black Lips moved to Nashville and struck out on his own, with the new album “Fixed Focus.” [8:30 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Club, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

California Book Awards Ceremony
: Winners of the 86th annual awards — Michael Chabon, Elizabeth McKenzie, Melissa Yancy, Andrés Reséndez, Jordan Fisher Smith, Anne Nesbet, Nicola Yoon, Aja Couchois Duncan, Douglas Kearney, Benjamin Madley, Harold Mooney and Erika Zavaleta — will be on hand to accept honors and sign books. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: The group’s 2017 Spring Concert and Graduation includes performances by members of the chorus school, a graduation ceremony and guest composer-in-residence Amy X Neuburg. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Michael Frank: The former Los Angeles Times book critic speaks about “The Mighty Franks,” his memoir capturing his unique relationship with his aunt and uncle, a Hollywood screenwriting team. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

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