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June 17-19: Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson, Jello Biafra, Broadway Bares, Refik Anadol’s Infinity Room, Dr. Ravi Chandra, Buckethead, Mobley, Richard Rhodes, Tommy Orange, Drag Roast of Heklina

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Jeffrey Osbourne, left, and Peabo Bryson appear in the first free Stern Grove concert of the summer. (Courtesy photo)


Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osbourne: The soul stylists open the 81st season of the Stern Grove Festival’s super popular summer concert series; The Big Picnic, a ticketed fundraiser, precedes the show at 11:30 a.m. [2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: The 60th birthday party celebrates the Dead Kennedys frontman’s punk pioneering past and updates his vision into the 21st century with a “truckload of new material.” [8:30 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Broadway Bares San Francisco Strips III: “Top Shelf Cocktails: Tales of Sipping & Stripping,” a sexy show benefiting Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS features guests Jai Rodriguez, Cassandra Cass and Leanne Borghesi. [8 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Un Rio Dos Riveras: Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of artist Diego Rivera, speaks about growing up with her famous father in conversation with KPOO’s Chelis Lopez. [3 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Dia de la Feria: Music by Hispanic groups closing out the San Mateo County Fair includes Los Caminantes at 3:30 p.m., Grupo Anhelo at 2 p.m., Banda Arkangel R-15 at 5:30 p.m., Grupo Vennus at 4 p.m. and headliners, Grammy-nominated Los Yonics. [5 p.m., Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Justin Kauflin: The acclaimed pianist, who is blind and has been performing professionally since he was 15, appears in “Quincy Jones Presents” Filoli Jazz concert. [1:30 p.m., Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

North Beach Festival: The 64th annual free event offers 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food, two stages of entertainment, Italian street painting, kid’s chalk art and the 2 p.m. blessing of the animals at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., near Grant Avenue, Columbus Avenue, Broadway, Green and Vallejo streets, S.F.]

Music of Grateful Dead for Kids: Rock n Roll Playhouse presents the Father’s Day show in offers babies and kids can “rock out” to live music from classic bands. [11:30 a.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]


Refik Anadol’s Infinity Room: The 12-foot square room — which is fitted with special doors, mirrors and laser projectors that create the experience of being in an infinite digital space — is open through July 15; visitors must obtain a ticket for a specific time period to enter. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Dr. Ravi Chandra: The psychiatrist and Buddhist speaks about his book “Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks,” a memoir, exploration of psychological research about social media as well as an introduction to Buddhism. [6 p.m., South San Francisco Library, 840 W. Orange Ave., South S.F.]

Buckethead: The experimental guitarist everything from progressive metal and funk to blues, bluegrass, ambient and avant-garde music. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Mobley: The songwriter, who calls his sound “post-genre pop,” appears on a bill with ANML, who’s reminiscent of Bjork; both artists have been writing music for TV. [7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Michael Eric Dyson: The sociology professor and op ed columnist, whose new book is “What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America,” appears in conversation with basketball analyst Ros Gold-Onwude. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Flyin’ West: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a staged reading of Pearl Cleage’s funny family play set in 1898 in the historic, all black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, in a benefit event also feauturing a reception and silent auction of LHT memorabilia follows. [7 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

Pint Sized Plays: “The Gang’s All Queer,” an evening of free short plays (no longer than the time it takes to finish a beer) features Pride Month works by LGBTQ artists as well as drag performances and drink specials. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]


Richard Rhodes: The historian, a Pulitzer Prize-winner for 1986’s “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” speaks about his newest book, “Energy: A Human History.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Tommy Orange: The Oakland author speaks about his debut novel “There There,” a “story about violence and recovery” which weaves together experiences of 12 people who gather in Oakland for a powwow. [4 p.m., Jewish Community 3200 California St., S.F.]

The Drag Roast of Heklina: The documentary in which a “host of hysterical queens” take down San Francisco’s famed drag star (founder of The City’s longest running drag show), was filmed live at the Castro Theatre. [9 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 16th St., S.F.]

Youth Leaders in their Own Words: Activist teens Gabriel Cabrera, Caitlyn Clark, Kiere Garrett, Cheyenne Gonzalez and moderator Senait Hailemariam speak about issues they care about in a program called “Hope for our Future.” [6: 30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Serpentwithfeet: The New York-based, black gay avant-garde vocalist (born Josiah Wise) plays music “rooted in dueling obsessions with the ephemeral and the everlasting.” [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Greg Crouch: The Bay Area writer and adventurer discusses “The Bonanza King: John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West,” about an amazing Irish immigrant who outmaneuvered rivals to take control of Nevada’s Comstock Lode. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Field, Awakening: Turkish-American writer Melis Aker’s play set on the night of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt, is presented in Golden Threads’ series of free staged readings of works focusing the Middle East experience. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Symphonia Caritas Symphony Concert: The program of works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Chopin (featuring pianist Jeffrey LaDeur) is a benefit for the veterans’ service organization Swords to Plowshares. [7:15 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Post Animal: The new album by the Chicago neo-psych rock band is “When I Think Of You In A Castle.” [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Drag Queen Story Hour: San Francisco native drag princess Panda Dulce — “who loves donuts, thick books, SZA and the color sea foam green” — appears in the S.F. Public Library session also featuring face painting and cookies. [2:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

F Bomb Presents: The free comedy show “Udder Hilarity at Hollow Cow” is hosted by the “tenacious” James Mwaura. [8:30 p.m., Hollow Cow, 1875 Union St., S.F.]

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