Aug. 17-18: Away Days-Team Tour, Jerry Garcia tribute, David Dayen, Keiko Matsui, The Fixx, David Gerard

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17

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.]

Can’t Stop The Train: The tribute to Jerry Garcia and benefit for The Rex Foundation and The Jake Peavy Foundation includes performances by S.F.Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and his band The Outsiders, as well as Luther and Cody Dickinson, Col. Bruce Hampton and Jackie Greene. [9 p.m,, Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

David Dayen: The “Financial Times” writer speaks about “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud” in which he details how, in the Great Recession, a nurse, a car dealership worker and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover a huge consumer crime. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Keiko Matsui: The jazz pianist and composer, whose career spans four decades, is known for blending Western and Eastern influences in her music. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

The Fixx: The synth pop band with 1980s hits “Saved by Zero” and “One Thing Leads to Another” is receiving good reviews for its new album “Beautiful Friction.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

David Gerard: The magician describes his show “Game Night” as “75 minutes of mayhem, magic and mindreading” with “psychology, misdirection and showmanship.” [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

National Lampoon’s Animal House: The beloved flick with comedy legend John Belushi following the escapades of the Delta House fraternity comes to the big screen. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Identity Theft: The work by composer and multimedia artist Linda Bouchard, in collaboration with dancer-choreographer Aisan Hoss and instrumentalist Kyle Bruckmann, explores humans’ “nuanced, fluid and threatened connections” regarding their sense of belonging in a rapidly changing world. [8 p.m., SAFE house Arts, 1 Grove St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, AUG. 18

Carly Ozard: The Bay Area cabaret artist calls her show “More Shift Happens” a “tell-all and sing-all.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas: The former teen stars of the Disney movie “Camp Rock” say their co-headlining “Future Now” tour, which emphasizes live vocals, was inspired by Bruce Springsteen. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Housing Crisis Stories: Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller, Belle Haven resident Cecilia Taylor, and East Palo Alto activist Kyra Brown appear in the
public forum, moderated by Christin Evans. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

400 Words Shakespeare Gave Us: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival artists celebrate The Bard with a fast and funny race through 400 of the very best words and phrases he coined. [6:30 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Latino/Hispanic rooms, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Francis Fukuyama: In a talk about the polarization of America’s voters, the Stanford University political science scholar gives the keynote speech in the Commonwealth Club series “Big Solutions for Big Problems.” [6 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: Marga Gomez, Eloisa Bravo, Justin Lucas, Priyanka Wali and Lisa Geduldig appear in the monthly event showcasing multicultural, intelligent, progressive comedians. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Kandur: The San Francisco by-way-of-Turkey indie rockers, releasing the single “Did You Ever?” appear on a bill with art-punk-rock band Karen and headliners Civilian, an Oakland rock group. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Out Of This World: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s circus production — its first without Asian elephants, who have been retired to a conservatory in Florida — opens an eight-performance East Bay run, before moving to SAP Center in San Jose. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

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