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


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

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.]


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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