Todd Snider’s Hard Working Americans headline at The Fillmore. (Courtesy Stacie Huckeba)

Todd Snider’s Hard Working Americans headline at The Fillmore. (Courtesy Stacie Huckeba)

Aug. 12-13: Hard Working Americans, Lou Evans, San Jose Summer Jazz Fest, Conservatory of Flowers Summer Series, Rosa los Santos, Pistahan


FRIDAY, AUG. 12

Hard Working Americans: The roots rock band fronted by Todd Snider — with bassist Dave Schools and drummer Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic and guitarist Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood — appears on a bill with San Francisco jam rockers The Mother Hips. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Lou Evans: The headlining San Francisco-based singer-songwriter performs “soulful, soaring, beautiful yet tragic” emotional music; San Francisco alt-rockers Eyes On The Shore, releasing a single, open. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest: The three-day event in its 27th season boasts more than 100 performances on 12 stages, with opening-day headliners Tony Lindsay presents the Soul Soldiers (5:30 p.m.), funky METERS (7:30 p.m.) and Galactic (9:30 p.m.) on the main stage. [Plaza de César Chavez Park, 194 S. Market St., San Jose]

Suzi Eszterhas: The award-winning wildlife photographer known for documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild speaks as part of the 2016 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Conservatory of Flowers Summer Series: In the free session, “orchid doctor” Paul Bourbin answers questions about ailing orchids, demonstrates potting and shares tips on the popular family of flowering plants. [1 to 4 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Jacob Galdes: The young musician plays jazz guitar standards in a free concert presented by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District. [12:30 p.m., Annie Plaza, 676 Mission St., S.F.]

Rosa los Santos: The Peruvian singer performs music of Peru in a free “People in Plazas” summer concert. [Noon to 1 p.m., 425 Market St., S.F.]

Israeli Innovations in Solving Big Problems: A panel, including Ravit Baer, deputy consul general for Israel for the Pacific Northwest, discusses contributions that Israel has made in addressing environmental, health and economic issues throughout the world. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]


SATURDAY, AUG. 13

Pistahan: The 23rd annual, two-day celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture highlights contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts; the accompanying parade begins at 11 a.m. at Civic Center, and goes down Market Street to Fourth Street. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

Chinatown Music Festival: The Chinese Culture Center’s seventh annual event boasts traditional and contemporary music and performances by composer-pianist Jon Jang, SF Guzheng Music Society, Jest Jammin’, chamber ensemble Melody of China and electronic music artist Gingee. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free. Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny St., S.F., www.c-c-c.org

Sex Worker Confidential: Gina Gold and Dr. Carol Queen hots the TMI Storytelling presentation with performance artist and feminist pornographer Madison Young and sex worker, writer and Pundit Andre Shakti. [7 p.m., Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St., S.F.]

10,000 Maniacs: The alt-rock band, celebrating its 35th anniversary, is promoting the new release “Playing Favorites,” its first live album with lead vocalist Mary Ramsey. [7:30 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

PokeCon 2: The Hawaiian food and music festival hosts more than 10 vendors serving poke and other island specialties, including drinks, along with a performance by BigBody Cisco of BigBody Radio. [11 a.m. to 9 p.m., SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, S.F.]

Found Footage Festival: The SF Sketchfest summer offering is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. [9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

The Goonies: The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation screens the beloved comedy adventure in its 2016 Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. [8:05 p.m., Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Fruit pie contest: Tasting is free for those who bring a pie, and $5 for those who don’t; the baker of the afternoon’s favorite wins the door prize money. [3 to 4 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]


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