Bay Area soul-funk-hip-hop artist Kev Choice appears in the last Stern Grove concert of the season. (Courtesy photo)

Bay Area soul-funk-hip-hop artist Kev Choice appears in the last Stern Grove concert of the season. (Courtesy photo)

Aug. 27-28: Mavis Staples, Kev Choice, SF Giant Race Half Marathon, Tom Petty, OneRepublic, Chaki, My Words, My Music, EDX, Katharine McGee


Mavis Staples: The powerhouse vocalist headlines the final “Sunday Soul” free concert of Stern Grove’s 80th season; Kev Choice Ensemble, a jazz, hip-hop and funk band led by Oakland-based pianist, emcee, producer and music historian Kev Choice, opens. [2 p.m., 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon: Runners participating in the eighth annual event may choose between Half Marathon, 10K and 5K; spectators are invited to watch at AT&T Park at the finish. [7 a.m. to 2 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mayes Plaza, S.F.]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The band’s hit-packed tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of its self-titled debut album; The Shelters open. [6:30 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

OneRepublic: The pop rockers from Colorado of “Apologize” fame headline a show with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur. [7 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Chaki: The local electro punk band headlines a cassette release party on a bill with MOM, Mystic Priestess, Waxy Tomb and host Sad Vicious. [8 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Free Family Concert: Composer Katrina Wreede leads “My Words, My Music,” a collaborative performance combining poetry, children’s literature and a string trio. [2 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Big Trouble in Little Japantown: Feel Woods headlines the evening of standup comedy, also featuring Trish Pandya, David Roth, Dan Shively, Alexandria Love, Joseph Ugalde, Jason Mack,- Shannon Murphy, Rachel Raphael and Andy Jiang. [7 p.m., Festa Wine & Cocktail Lounge, 1825 Post St., #210, S.F.]

EDX: The Swiss producer (aka Maurizio Colella) headlines The Skinny Dipp, a pool party with Croatia Squad, cocktails and barbecue. [12:12 to 6 p.m., Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St., S.F.]

Pescadero Walking Tour: Local historian Greg Timm leads a journey covering the town’s history, with a focus on the period from 1850-1920. [1 p.m., meet at Community Native Sons Hall, 112 S. Stage Road, Pescadero]


Katharine McGee
: The author launches “The Dazzling Heights,” her sequel to The New York Times-bestseller “The Thousandth Floor” and a continuation of her “glamorous” sci-fi trilogy. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 701 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm: The gourmet dinner, with proceeds going to Meals on Wheels, features dishes by Wayfare Tavern chef Scott Quinn. [6 p.m., Stones Throw, 1896 Hyde St., S.F.]

Cécile McLorin Salvant: The distinctive Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist of French and Haitian descent appears in a sold-out concert. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Castle in the Sky: The Studio Ghibli Fest screens a subtitled version of director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adventure about a girl with a mysterious crystal pendant who goes on remarkable journeys. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Something Rotten! Cast: The musical theater performers (on their night off from the touring show) appear in a cabaret concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Floyd Abrams: The attorney and constitutional law expert speaks about his book “The Soul of the First Amendment” in conversation with
Edward Wasserman, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

2017 SECA Art Award: Liam Everett, Alicia McCarthy, Sean McFarland, K.r.m. Mooney and Lindsey White, winners of the annual Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art honors, are Bay Area artists showing works in their first major museum presentations. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SFMOMA, fourth floor, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Alex Hooper: The Los Angeles based comedian, known for his “sickeningly positive attitude” named by Funny or Die as Funny one of the “15 Funniest Comics to Follow” headlines a show with DJ Real and Chad Opitz. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.}CalendarChakiEDXKatharine McGeeKev ChoiceMavis StaplesMy MusicMy WordsOneRepublicSF Giant Race Half MarathonTom Petty

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