Director Robert Zagone appears at a Thursday screening of his 1966 documentary “Drugs in the Tenderloin” at the Tenderloin Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Aug. 29-30: Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, Clyde Always, Candi Staton, Regrettes, Turk Street Mural, Steve Hofstetter, Drugs in the Tenderloin, J. Cole, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29

Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper: One critic said of the pop rockers’ summer tour: “The pair, who combined have sold a whopping 250 million albums throughout their Grammy-winning careers, kick off a nostalgia blast.” [7:30 p.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain
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The Clyde Always Show: The “Bard of the Lower Haight” closes the summer run of his vaudeville-style show, a “raucous” hour of tall tales with musical guests, folk duo More Hazards More Heroes. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Candi Staton: The singer known for the hits “Young Hearts Run Free” and “You Got the Love” released her 30th album “Unstoppable” this summer. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

The Regrettes: The Los Angeles punk act mixes a brazen attitude with a “pop aesthetic reminiscent of 1950s-60s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly”; funky pop rock band Kid Bloom opens. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Turk Street Mural Celebration: CounterPulse invites community partners to honor the creators of the art work “Tenderloin: Stay Rooted” and the neighborhood organizations depicted in it. [6 to 8 p.m., CounterPulse, 80 Turk St., S.F.]

Steve Hofstetter
: The comic — known for his way of handling hecklers, captured on YouTube — opens a four-night standup engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

House of Red Velvet: The surrealistic piece by burlesque artist Olivia Bellafontaine showcases “sexy and bizarre performances from beautiful otherworldly performers.” [8 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Dan Diaz: The patients’ rights advocate, widower of Brittany Maynard (who died of cancer at age 29) appears with Dawn Gross, host of KALW’s “Dying to Talk” show, discussing expanding medical aid-in-dying programs. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Celebration of Diverse Voices: Writers Vanessa Hua, Crystal Hana Kim, Lillian Li, R.O. Kwon and Ingrid Rojas Contreras read from their debut novels, which tell stories of family and identity. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Thomas Page McBee: The transgender writer of the award-winning memoir “Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness” discusses his new book “Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man” with Virgie Tovar, author of “You Have the Right to Remain Fat.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, AUG. 30

Drugs in the Tenderloin: The “guerilla style” documentary by Robert Zagone, which premiered on KQED in 1966 and depicts the neighborhood “transforming into a center for young queers and drug users,” screens, with the director in attendance. [7 p.m., Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St., S.F.]

J. Cole: Returning to the East Bay after selling out an arena show in 2017, the chart-topping rapper from North Carolina is on tour promoting his 2018 album “KOD”; Young Thug opens. [7:30 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville-based, Alabama-bred musician and his band won a Grammy for best Americana album for 2017’s “The Nashville Sound”; singer-songwriter Aimee Mann opens. [7 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

NPR-Rated Comedy: Kevin Whittinghill hosts the show, which humorously takes down the well-researched programming style of public broadcasting. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Bad Bad Hats: Noise Pop presents the indie trio from Minneapolis, which honors “classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity.” [8 p.m., Café Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Joan Morgan: The hip-hop journalist discusses her book “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” an in-depth analysis of the album on its two-decade anniversary. [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland]

Kiss: Shotgun Players and Golden Thread Productions open the joint production, a mystery-thriller about actors performing in a melodrama set in Damascus. [8 p.m., Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]
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