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June 13-14: Diane Arbus book, Giant Sand, Frank and the Wondercat, Value Over Replacement, Visible Light-Art on the Spectrum

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Arthur Lubow speaks about his book “Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer” at the Jewish Community Center. (Courtesy photo)


Diane Arbus-Portrait of a Photographer: Arthur Lubow discusses his book, described as the first volume that connects the artist’s “revolutionary photography with her unorthodox life,” revealing the woman behind the work. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Giant Sand: (((folk YEAH!))) & Noise Pop present the veteran Arizona-based alt-rock band fronted by Howie Gelb. [9 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

The Dutiful Wife: Playwrights’ Center sponsors a staged reading of Earl Roske’s play about a 18th century Polish clockmaker who seeks revenge when he discovers his wife is having an affair with his assistant. [7:30 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Value Over Replacement: The world premiere of Ruben Grijalva‘s play about modern baseball, and the use of performance enhancing drugs, opens with a preview performance. [8 p.m., Thick House, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

California Book Awards: Winners of the 85th annual honors, including Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, are celebrated at a ceremony and book-signing. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 666 Post St., S.F.]

Frank and the Wondercat: SF DocFest screens the film about an eccentric 80-year-old Pittsburgh man who finds fame and friendship with Pudgie Wudgie, his 20-pound performing house cat. [6:45 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Peter Selgin: The award-winning dramatist, essayist, novelist and artist discusses his memoir, “The Inventors,” a story of his search for his father and his passionate relationship with his teacher. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Kevin Kelly: Appearing in conversation with New York Times writer John Markoff, the Wired magazine founder talks about his book “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]


Visible Light-Art on the Spectrum: The exhibit showcases work by young student artists with autism from schools in San Rafael and San Anselmo, [10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Youth in Arts Gallery, 917 C St., San Rafael]

Bruce Bochy: The manager of the S.F. Giants appears in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, former president of the Oakland A’s. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Emblem3: The Huntington Beach-based pop trio, which came to public attention on “The X Factor,” headlines; The Ready Set, Megan Nicole and Dyllan Murray open. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Robert Reich: The UC Berkeley professor, economics expert and best-selling author of more than a dozen books speaks about his newest volume “Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire: British radio and YouTube comics Dan Howell and Phil Lester bring their stage show — with “hilarious” anecdotes, sketches and “lots of audience interaction they’ll probably regret” — to the U.S. [7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Mötley Crüe-The End: The film chronicles the band’s final show at the Staples center in Los Angeles. [7 p.m., Century, Shops at Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Life Stinks: The San Francisco band headlines an evening of live rock, also featuring Straight Crimes, Modern Needs and Roadie. [9 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

Jenůfa: San Francisco Opera opens its production of Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s 20th century work, an unsentimental story of murder and forgiveness. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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