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May 18-19: Leonardo Drew, Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, Sustainability Made Simple, Comedy Returns to El Rio, Ranu Mukherjee, Patrick Landeza, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka

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Artist Leonardo Drew offers insights about “Number 197,” his massive installation at the de Young Museum, in a free lecture. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)


Leonardo Drew: The artist presents a free lecture on “Number 197,” his huge installation — made with off-the-shelf-materials and the occasional found object — in the de Young Museum’s atrium. [6 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church
: Dragon Theatre has just opened the all-female comedy about quirky do-gooders coping with a meteorological crisis, and each other’s strong personalities, in a Southern town. [8 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Sustainability Made Simple: Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn DeMates discuss their book, which offers everyday tips on how people can work toward solving global environmental issues including pollution, deforestation and climate change. [6 to 8 p.m., Third Plateau, 209 Kearny St., third floor, S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio: Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the monthly standup show features Dan St. Paul, Eloisa Bravo, Tessie Chua, Justin Lockwood and Lisa Geduldig. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Ranu Mukherjee: The San Francisco-based multi-media artist opens “Shadowtime,” a show of pigment and milk-paint paintings on paper and a hybrid film installation, with a reception. [6 p.m., Gallery Wendi Norris, 161 Jessie St., S.F.]

Bay Area Vocal Academy: The school’s season finale program includes Handel’s “Alcina” and music by Irving Berlin. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Patrick Landeza: The slack key guitarist launches his book “From The Island of Berkeley, Memoirs From a California-Born Hawaiian” in an evening of stories and music. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addision St., Berkeley]

Tim Rubel Human Shakes
: The contemporary dance troupe celebrates its fifth anniversary with “RE,” a “funny, satirical, flamboyant, dark, introspective and political” collection of re-imagined and re-worked excerpts from its repertoire. [8 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 499 Alabama St., S.F.]


Michael Kiwanuka: The English soul singer has been compared to Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison and Otis Redding. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Brilliant Lies: Beverly Hills Playhouse of San Francisco stages the play by David Williamson about an attractive young woman who loses her job, accuses her boss of sexual harassment and the mediator who attempts to find the truth. ​[8 p.m., Firescape Theatre, 414 Mason St., Suite 502, S.F.]

Pterosaurs-Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs: The exhibit organized by the American Museum of Natural History, which focuses on prehistoric winged reptiles with interactive displays, fossils and larger-than-life models, opens for an extended run. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., California Academy of Science, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bill Moyers: The famed broadcast journalist speaks at screening of “Rikers: An American Jail,” his film about the human crisis of mass incarceration, with Judge LaDoris Cordell and KQED’s John Boland. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Means of Exchange SOMA Project Launch: Visual artists Weston Teruya and Kimberley Arteche combine their efforts with performing artists Maryam Rostami, Tony Robles and Mary-Claire Amable in a showcase in which they’re creating works for area storefronts. [8 to 10 p.m., Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Friday Nights @ OMCA: The Oakland Museum’s weekly after-hours gathering includes an outdoor screening of “Liquid Flow,” a short film documenting turfing, a unique dance style that originated in Oakland. [5 to 9 p.m., 1000 Oak St., S.F.]

Pallbearer: The Arkansas-based band’s latest album “Heartless” combines “the spacious exploratory elements of classic prog, the raw anthemics of 1990s alt-rock, and stretches of black-lit proto-metal.” [9 p.m., New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland]

Samuel Ferrer: The musician (double bassist and member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra) and author reads from his debut “The Last Gods of Indochine,” which was longlisted for Asia’s top literary prize and described by one critic as a “beautifully told return to the colonial novel.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

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