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June 28-30: Meredith Jaeger, Michael Rault, Bandstand, Windrider Film Forum, Pasados del Presidio, RAWdance Concept Series, Boxes, Ensemble for these Times, Martha Wash, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Truth and Beauty-The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters

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San Francisco’s Presidio is celebrating its 242nd year with two days of festivities on June 29-30. (Courtesy Charity Vargas)


Meredith Jaeger: The author of “The Dressmaker’s Dowry” has a new novel “In Boardwalk Summer,” about an aspiring Hollywood actress making a “shocking” choice in 1940, and how 70 years later, another young woman sets out to discover what happened. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Michael Rault
: Opening for Dent May and promoting his second album “It’s A New Day Tonight,” the Montreal-based musician, according to Noisey, has an “uncanny ability to weave through decades of rock’n’roll history, melding dirty psychedelic riffs with bubblegum power-pop hooks.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St. S.F.

Bandstand: A recorded performance of the musical by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor about a group of veterans returning home to the U.S. after World War II (with Tony-winning choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler) hits the big screen, presented by Fathom Events. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F/]

2018 Windrider Film Forum Bay Area: The three-day lineup of independent films begins with “Skid Row Marathon,” a documentary following four runners as they rise from Los Angeles’ “mean streets” to run marathons across the world, always “fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction.” [7 p.m., Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton]

FAN & Screaming: The Noise Pop and McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presentation is a concert by FAN (aka Meric Long), whose music was “conceived upon hearing a pattern made from the sound of a broken fan in a restaurant bathroom,” and complements the exhibition “Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture.” [7 p.m., 1150 25th St., Building B, S.F.]


Pasados del Presidio: Celebrations of the founding of El Presidio in 1776 include a free afternoon session for children with hands-on activities, a tortilla-making demonstration and entertainment; in the evening, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapen᷉o Band plays a dance party for adults. [Noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F. Presidio]

RAWdance CONCEPT series 23: Local contemporary troupe RAWdance opens a two-day, three-performance salon of contemporary dance with guest dancers and choreographers Nichele Van Portfleet, Jhia Louise Jackson, Lenora Lee Dance, Natasha Adorlee’s Concept o4 and Sarah Bush Dance Project. [8 p.m., Green Room, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Boxes: Part of Japan Week programming, the world-premiere interdisciplinary production by dancer and taiko performer Melody Takata explores identity in today’s race-focused and technology-driven society. [8 p.m., Tateuchi Hall, 1830 Sutter St., S.F.]

Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino’s: The “ingenious” parody of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” written and directed by Richard Lucas won awards in Los Angeles. [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Ensemble for These Times: The new music chamber group with soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Dale Tsang and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright plays material from the project 56X54, in which it’s performing 56 scores by 54 composers drawn from a pool of works submitted to a call for music put out in 2016. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Martha Wash: The pop, dance and R&B singer has hits from “It’s Raining Men” and “Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” to “Everybody, Everybody” and “Carry On.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

KC Turner Presents SHHHongwriters Open Mic Night: The San Francisco promoter and producer from Columbia, Mo., known for his house concert series and dedication to live music hosts the open mic, with all genres of music, with and special guest, co-host Brendan Getzell, to Slim’s. [7 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]


2018 Fillmore Jazz Festival: This year’s theme of what’s billed as the “West Coast’s largest free jazz festival” is “‘90s Throwback: A Return to Popular Bay Area Jazz from the 1990s”; performers appearing on the first of the two-day celebration include Kim Nalley, Pamela Rose and Blues is a Woman, Jungle Biskit Reunion and Broun Felinis. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fillmore Street, between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F.]

Truth and Beauty-The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters: The California Legion of Honor opens the exhibit, running through Sept. 30, of works by the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood alongside Renaissance works by masters who inspired them; it includes pieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Veronese and van Eyck. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

James Williamson & the Pink Hearts
: The frontman of punk’s The Stooges (and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) has a new solo recording “Behind The Shade,” about which one critic said, “It’s not a Stooges album. It stands on its own feet and grows.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Makrú: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the five-member San Francisco group of musicians from across the world playing “everything from reggae to rumba flamenca to ska” appears in a CD release party for “Tu Mission.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Open House: In connection with the exhibition “Guns: Loaded Conversations,” the museum hosts a community day for those who want to make their voice heard on the issue of firearms and gun use and gun safety. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 520 S. First St., San Jose]

Walking in Sunlight: The Crossbill Records outfit, playing “pretty kitchen table folk music with banjo, guitar and harmonies” releases the album “Fades” on a bill with Nightshuttle. [7 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

TMI storytelling: The Sex Worker Confidential program presents sex educator Carol Queen and former phone sex operator and stripper Gina Gold in an evening of true personal tales describing their experience in the exotic dance, escort and porn industry. [8 p.m., Center for Sex And Culture, 1349 Mission St., S.F.

Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival: Known as the “joy of soy,” the eighth annual event offers cooking demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, vendors, a dessert competition, performances, samples, a raffle, food trucks and “soy education.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

Daniel H. Wilson: The author of “Robopocalpse” celebrates the paperback release of “The Clockwork Dynasty,” his sci-fi thriller about “a race of ageless automatons who have been hiding among us for centuries” as well as his story collection “Guardian Angels and Other Monsters.” [3 p.m., Borderlands, 870 Valencia St., S.F.]

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival: The 36th season of the Free Shakespeare in the Park series across the region (which continues in Cupertino, Redwood City and San Francisco through September) begins with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on weekend evenings in the East Bay. [7 p.m., Amador Valley Community Park, Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue, Pleasanton]

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