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June 20-21: Giants of the Land and Sea, Kenny Chesney, Sister Act Sing-Along Pride Mass, Andy Iron: Kissed by God, Comedy Returns to El Rio, Ólafur Arnalds, Ari Shaffir, Zoé Samudzi

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Redwoods are among the topics covered in “Giants of the Land and Sea,” the new major exhibition at California Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Kathryn Whitney)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Giants of Land and Sea: The California Academy of Sciences’ new major exhibit explores Northern California’s unparalleled natural phenomena with larger-than-life interactive displays in which visitors experience the “epicness of the state’s iconic landscape.” [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, S.F.]

Kenny Chesney: The oft-award winning country music star is on his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour with Old Dominion. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheater, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Sister Act-Sing Along Pride Mass: The Vine SF/Grace Cathedral, producers of the Beyoncé Mass, host the session with songs from the classic movie comedy led by Lauren McWilliams. [6:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.,F.]

Andy Irons-Kissed by God: Fathom Events screens film the about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

The Lucky Losers: The San Francisco band led by veteran blues vocalists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz celebrates the release of its third CD, “Blind Spot.” [7 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Kiss the Tiger: The five-piece, female-fronted rock and roll group from Minneapolis which has won best local band honors plays on a bill with solo acts Byndi, Magana and Jared Rabin. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Boytoy: The Brooklyn garage-psych quartet’s sophomore album is “Night Leaf” on Burger Records. [7 p.m., Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Ana Raquel Minian: The author appears in conversation with Aura Bogado, discussing “Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration” published by Harvard University Press. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sun June: The Austin-based pop darlings, a “warm tone indie five-piece playing regret-pop,” has a new recording “Years.” [9 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

Ben Rosenblum: The Juilliard-trained jazz pianist from New York City appears with Bay Area native Kanoa Mendenhall on bass and Ben Zweig on drums, playing from his debut album “Instead.”[8 p.m., Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley]

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Sampson McCormick is on the bill of ninth annual Obligatory June Gay Comedy Show at El Rio.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21


Comedy Returns to El Rio!
: The ninth annual Obligatory June Gay Comedy Show features Sampson McCormick, Natasha Muse, Nick Leonard, Julia Jackson and Lisa Geduldig. [7 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Ólafur Arnalds: The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist producer mixes strings and piano with loops and beats, crossing over from ambient and electronic to pop. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ari Shaffir: The standup comic — who offers his podcast Skeptic Tank “to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes — opens a three-night engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club. 925 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Zoé Samudzi: The medical sociologist, columnist and artist speaks about her book “As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lost in Translation
: Sofia Coppola’s movie with Scarlett Johansen and Bill Murray as characters on “a journey of pleasure and melancholy” screens for free as part of McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ “For the Sake of Summer” film and music series. [7 p.m., 1150 25th St., Building B, S.F.]

Baby Sheriffs: Dan Linley and Sara DeForest host the interactive game show in which comedians team up with audience members to compete in silly games that combine stand-up, improv and storytelling. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Won Ju Lim’s California Dreamin’: San Jose Museum of Art hosts a reception and artist’s talk about the installation, a Plexiglas construction of model homes and prefabricated buildings “suffused with projections reflecting the urban environment of Southern California.” [6 p.m., 110 S. Market St., San Jose]

Rupert Thomson: The English novelist’s latest volume “Never Anyone But You,” according to The Guardian, draws “on the biographies of two pioneering female French surrealists to create a poignant fiction about same-sex love and self-transformation.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

High Tide Pride: Noise Pop and DoTheGay present their first pride boat party, a $60 bash on the Hornblower’s Alive After Five cruise with a Honey Soundsystem, DJ set by Le1f and beer and vodka. [5:30 p.m., Pier 3, S.F.]

Garden of Memory Summer Solstice Concert: The popular annual new music event showcases dozens of Bay Area performers and composers playing throughout an East Bay columbarium’s maze of gardens, cloisters, alcoves and stairwells. [5 to 9 p.m., Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland]

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