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May 13-14: The Old Grey Whistle Test, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Noah Warren, Mike Edison, Maurice Tani, Will Magid, Youth Radio Remix, James McCartney,SFMOMA Opening Day

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Tracey Holland’s latest project The Old Grey Whistle Test releases a new album “Ouroboros” at Amnesia. (Courtesy photo)

FRIDAY, MAY 13

The Old Grey Whistle Test: The solo project of San Francisco-based Tracey Holland, who calls her sound a “beaker-full of Nancy Sinatra-noir, Linda Perhacs’ psychedelia, Stevie Nicks-mysticism and Jenny Lewis’ retro-inspired sounds set to a score of Ennio Morricone” celebrates the album “Ouroboros” with a “funerary” stage show, [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A 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.]

Youth Radio Remix: The production company made up of diverse young people (who are mentored by professionals) is receiving a $100,000 grant from State Farm for its Pathway art and learning service projects at its monthly “Remix” open mic night. [6:30 p.m., 1719 Broadway, Oakland]

UK Leaving the European Union?: Political science professors Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley and Doug Rivers of Stanford discuss Brexit, a June 23 referendum which will determine whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Noah Warren: The writer reads from his first collection, “The Destroyer in the Glass,” winner of the 110th Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.}

Mike Edison: The musician, critic, journalist and former High Times publisher shares his new book, “You Are a Complete Disappointment: A Triumphant Memoir of Failed Expectations.” [7 p.m. Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Maurice Tani: The East Bay-based Americana singer-songwriter plays a release concert for his seventh album “The White Water,” a collection of originals and covers that one critic described as “songwriting in the tradition of Merle Haggard.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Will Magid: The San Francisco trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist releases “Alligator Spacewalk” in a concert with Cut Chemist, a 10-piece orchestra, guest vocalist Ziek McCarter of Con Brio and emcee Aima the Dreamer. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

SATURDAY, MAY 14

James McCartney: The singer-songwriter (and Paul and Linda McCartney’s son) worked with Steve Albini on his eclectic new album “The Blackberry Train,” which is “filled with psychedelic grooves and earnest lyrics.” [9 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.,]

SFMOMA Opening Day: Outdoor festivities, including a 9:45 a.m. ribbon cutting, celebrate the renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; entry to the building is limited to ticketholders only. [8:30 a.m., Howard and Third streets, S.F.]

Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour: The self-guided, driving tour offers views of five homes in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Saratoga designed by local architects. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit www,modernhometours.com to purchase $40 map]

SF Bach Choir; The group performs J.S. Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, considered by some to be the world’s greatest choral work. [7 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

John Prine: The veteran country-folk artist is a songwriters’ songwriter known for his funny, insightful lyrics. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Dragathon: The SF Gay Men’s Chorus fifth annual benefit is a an over-the-top drag event, based on the seminal LGBT documentary “Paris Is Burning.” [5 to 8 p.m., Café, 2369 Market St., S.F.]

PuppetLand Confidential: Outlaw puppeteer Nick Knave leads the final installment of his eclectic. adult-themed puppet salon. [11:59 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Breast Cancer and African Americans: The Stanford Cancer Institute conference, designed to eliminate breast cancer disparities in African American populations, is open to members of the public who register. [7:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm., Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd.; South S.F; to register, call (800) 383-0941]

Sophie Egan: The Culinary Institute of America program director talks about her book “Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies-How What We Eat Defines Who We Are.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

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