Culture Club plays 1980s pop hits at the Warfield. (Courtesy photo)

Aug. 16-17: Culture Club, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Joel Selvin, Melissa Morgan, Shane Mauss, Rabia Chaudry


Culture Club: Dominating the pop charts in the 1980s, the group is the first multi-racial band with an openly gay frontman — Boy George. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Joel Selvin: The veteran rock critic celebrates the release of his new book, “Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hell’s Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.” [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall (859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Jeff Beck: The influential musician, ranked fifth on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time, co-headlines a show with blues guitar great Buddy Guy: [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Shane Mauss: Kicking off a two-night headlining gig, the standup comic also hosts “Here We Are,” a podcast in which he interviews scientists and academics; Irene Tu opens. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Beyond Film Noir: The S.F. Public Library program presenting seldom-seen movies screens 1963’s “La Jetee,” about the future as imagined by French artist and essayist Chris Marker, and composed almost entirely of still images. [6:30 p.m., Meeting Room, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Melissa Morgan: The vocalist — who evokes Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan — appears as part of the Tuesday jazz series. [7 p.m., 7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd., Brisbane]

Rabia Chaudry: The friend of Adnan Syed, whose murder case came to the attention of the public in the podcast Serial, speaks about her pursuit of his exoneration, which she describes in her book, “Adnan’s Story.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Lynyrd Skynyrd: The veteran Southern rockers of “Free Bird” fame were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. [8:15 p.m., Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore]


Maya Beiser: The “post modern diva of the cello” performs multi-media works by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang, including the world premiere of “The Day.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

New Volunteer Orientation: Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture hosts a session with information about the group’s history, farmers’ markets and policies regarding volunteering. [6 p.m., Port Commission Hearing Room, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Away Days-Team Tour: Adidas Pro-team skateboarding athletes do demonstrations as well as meet and skate with local riders. [3 p.m., Waller and Stanyan streets, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Will Durst: The veteran political satirist speaks on “2016 Election Madness!” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Cinema Mon Amour: The series in which local luminaries share their favorite films features Landmarks Theatres co-founder Gary Meyer sharing trailers and short films, from “Méliès to Brakhage, Hitchcock to Brooks.” [7 p.m., Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Steal the Glass: Drinkers ordering the restaurant’s Honey Kolsch, a light beer brewed with honey foraged from bees, get to take home the branded glass it comes in. [6 p.m., Eureka!, 2068 Center St., Berkeley]

Danielle Nicole Band: The vocalist and bassist, born Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, was nominated for 2016 Blues Music Awards’ best new artist debut album and female blues artist. [8 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Life Stinks: The San Francisco punk band headlines a show with New York City rockers Cheena, together since 2014 and promoting their debut album “Spend The Night With.” [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

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