Aug. 21-22: Great American Eclipse, Jeremy Passion, Melissa Polinar, Gabe Bondoc, Something from Nothing, McSweeney’s Celebration, Kelly LeVeque

MONDAY, AUG. 21

Exploratorium Great American Eclipse: Opening early with astronomers on site, the science center offers live feeds of the total solar eclipse from Oregon and Wyoming, outdoor viewing and a sold-out 10:30 a.m. live performance with Kronos Quartet joining composer Wayne Grim’s three-hour companion piece “233rd Day.” [9 a.m., Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, S.F.]


Great American Eclipse at California Academy of Sciences
: Staff and volunteers will be available to guide museum visitors in safe viewing of the partial eclipse and answer questions about the phenomenon. [9:30 to 11:37 a.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Solar Eclipse Celebration: Free coffee and eclipse sunglasses are offered at the viewing event sponsored by the California Energy Commission. [7 to 11 a.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, S.F.]

S.F. 76 Percent Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Burning Man art collective PlayaBeest invites locals to gather to watch in The City. [9 to 11:30 a.m., Cupid’s Span, 245 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Jeremy Passion, Melissa Polinar, Gabe Bondoc
: Due to overwhelming popular demand, a second show featuring the YouTube singer-songwriters has been added (to the Aug. 23 sold-out gig). [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Something from Nothing: The exhibition, subtitled “Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps” and commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, features more than 100 works created by Japanese-American prisoners during World War II. [Noon to 6 p.m., Thacher Gallery, Geschke Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Weekly Political Roundtable: Bay Area journalists and scholars Dan Borenstein, Martin G. Reynolds, James L. Taylor speak in the Commonwealth Club session devoted to current events. [6:30 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, AUG. 22

Matt Richtel: The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter speaks about his latest novel “Dead on Arrival,” a “race against the clock thriller” critics comparing to books by Michael Crichton and Stephen King. [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

McSweeney’s Celebration: The classy Bay Area literary publication gathers in honor of its 50th issue, in a party with music, mingling and complimentary beverages. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Kelly LeVeque: The celebrity holistic nutritionist, promoting her book “Body Love,” demonstrates how to make her famous #Fab4Smoothie. [6 p.m., Bloomingdale’s, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Trombone Shorty: The New Orleans bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower (also known as Troy Andrews), whose new Blue Note album is “Parking Lot Symphony” appears on a bill with St. Paul & the Broken Bones. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Allie X: The Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based dark pop singer-songwriter’s debut album is “Collxtion II.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The band appears in the first of three Berkeley concerts on its hit-packed, national tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of its self-titled debut album; The Shelters open. [7 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Mew: The Danish alt rock band fronted by vocalist Jonas Bjerre is promoting the 2017 album “Visuals.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

The Unusual Suspects: Joe Tobin, Emily Epstein White, Jeff Cirv, Sureni Weerasekera, Joseph Ugalde, Elizabeth Mansfield and Keyshawn Thomas appear in the evening of standup comedy. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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