Categories: Arts Calendar

Sept. 12-13: Jake Bugg, Dave Barry, Funny Fest, Karen Paget, Rachel Ignotofsky, Heima, G Dan Mitchell


Jake Bugg: The U.K.-based singer-songwriter — of whom NPR said “may or may not be the latest new Bob Dylan” — is touring to promote his third studio album “On My One.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dave Barry: The popular, funny author speaks at a $55-per-person lunch event to promote his new title “Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland.” [Noon, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Funny Fest 2016: Comedian Bob Sarlotte headlines the standup show; Danny Dechi also appears. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Yael Naim: The singer-songwriter who had a hit with “New Soul” (from an Apple commercial) plays tunes from her new album “Older.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: “Better Aging. You. Your Parents” is the topic of a talk facilitated by Richard Caro, a physicist, inventor and advisor to emerging tech and health companies. [3:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club 555 Post St., S.F.]

Karen Paget: The author of “Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism” discusses whether U.S. security interests can be secured by deception. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Sarah Hays Coomer: The personal trainer, “diet abolitionist” and author of “Bringing Our Bodies to Life: A Celebration of Lightness” speaks about ways to achieve authentic wellbeing. [6 p.m., Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton]

Rachel Ignotofsky: The illustrator-writer discusses her picturesque, informative new book, “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Heima: The film captures the journey of ethereal post-rock pioneers Sigur Rós as they play a string of impromptu gigs in their native Iceland. [7:30 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


G Dan Mitchell: The author and nature photographer shows slides and signs copies of his book, “California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra.” [7 p.m., REI, 2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View]

August-Osage County: Marin Theatre Co. opens its production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning, caustic dark comedy about a trying family reunion. [7 p.m., 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley]

Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer: The pop rockers (and alum from “Dancing with the Stars”) co-headline. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Marking Our Mark: The 80th anniversary exhibit (in three galleries, and continuing through November) highlights 14 established artists who have supported and enriched the facility over the decades. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond]

Robert Hoge: The writer and inspirational speaker shares his memoir, “Ugly,” which describes his ups and downs having been born with deformed legs and a giant tumor between his eyes. [3:30 p.m., Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Ave., Danville]

Anthony Ervin: The U.S. Olympic gold winner and his co-author Constantine Markides discuss “Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian,“ which describes how the swimmer rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Wanderlust: A monthly reading series featuring Bay Area travel writers focuses on “Vignettes and Postcards from Morocco,” an anthology of stories and sketches collected by Erin Byrne. [7 p.m. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Attractive Camp-A Comedy Throwdown: The battle between standup comics features Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett, Abhay Nadkarni, Emily Van Dyke, Dominique Gelin, Jeff Anaya and Dro Ochoa, [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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