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May 12-13: What Is Remembered, Laszlo Bar, Mura Masa, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Curtis Salgado, Cady Huffman, David Cross, Sweet Charity, The Diplomats

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Photos by Mimi Plumb capturing life in suburban California in the 1970s are on view in “What Is Remembered” at RayKo Photo Center. (Courtesy Mimi Plumb/RayKo)
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THURSDAY, MAY 12

What Is Remembered: The photography show by Mimi Plumb includes images of Bay Area suburbs where the artist lived and worked in the 1970s. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., RayKo Photo Center, 428 Third St., S.F.]

Foreign Cinema: The eatery’s Laszlo Bar reopens after a renovation with an updated interior, new bar bites menu, a film-inspired cocktail list and revitalized emphasis on local DJ programming. [5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 2526 Mission St., S.F.]

Mura Masa: British electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan appears in a sold-out show. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center celebrates Israel’s Independence Day with a street party featuring games, music, fashion, food, wine, art and more. [3:30 to 9:30 p.m., 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

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Curtis Salgado: The veteran, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist, harmonica player and songwriter is promoting his new album “The Beautiful Lowdown.” [10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Cady Huffman: The Tony-Award winner (for “The Producers”) opens a two-night engagement of her cabaret act “No Standards.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

David Cross: The comedian and actor of “Arrested Development” and “Mr. Show” fame brings his stand-up tour “Making America Great Again” to town. D[8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Sweet Charity: Hillbarn Theatre stages Neil Simon’s hit musical, a poignant look at one woman’s adventures and misadventures in the ways of love. [8 p.m. 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]


FRIDAY, MAY 13

The Diplomats: Dark Porch Theater opens its month-long production of Martin Schwartz’s comedy, which tears down the façade of professional politeness and shows audiences what diplomats are really like. [8 p.m., EXIT Theater, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Peter Parnell’s new version of the classic musical (based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner), which re-imagines the main character as a gay florist, opens with a preview performance. [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Steve Grand: The recording star, noted by some to be the first gay mainstream country singer, headlines a benefit for Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation; the show also features lesbian standup comic Shann Carr. [8 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Rotunda Dance Series: Academy of Danse Libre, which performs dances from the 19th and early 20th centuries in authentic period attire, is accompanied by the Cypress String Quartet in the free concert. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Beat Connection: The Seattle-based ensemble’s new song “Ad Space” and the album “Product 3” have been described as “ effortless, heavenly pop with an artful bent.” [8:30 p.m., Swedish American Music Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Carah Faye: The singer-songwriter of Shiny Toy Guns headlines a Popscene concert; Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist Elohim opens. [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Jeffrey Foucault: The songwriter-as-craftsman has been described as “the Midwestern workingman’s poet.” [7 p.m., Brick and Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Carrie Hott: The Oakland-based installation artist, who transformed a S.F. Arts Commission gallery into a “secret solar-powered meeting spot,” speaks about her work. [6 to 7 p.m., 155 Grove St., S.F.]

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