Post:Ballet and The Living Earth Show stage the world premiere of “Do Be” at Z Space. (Courtesy Tricia Cronin)

Aug. 4-5: Post:Ballet, KIng Shelter, Cuba, Libre?, Marissa Nadler, Love Dimension, Kite, Jonathan Shapiro


Do Be: Musicians in The Living Earth Show and the modern dance troupe Post:Ballet open three performances of their new piece about a “universe that couples absurdity with gloom to put a magnifying glass to the things we take for granted.” [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

King Shelter: The four-piece reverb-drenched band of “salad rockers” is the California-based project of Florida native Taylor Hecocks. [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Cuba, Libre?: Documentary filmmaker Dick Jordan appears at a screening of his movie, which traces the history of American travel to Cuba from the early decades of the 20th century to the present. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.] .

Marissa Nadler: (((folkYEAH!)) presents the singer-songwriter, who has “perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American song form.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Love Dimension: The San Francisco musical collective’s new video of the surf rock tune “Together Again” includes vignettes of Southern California beach culture in the 1950s-60s; the band opens for psych rock Spindrift on a bill with Os Beaches and The Spiral Electric. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Kite: The synth-pop duo from Sweden (Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg) has embarked on its first American tour. [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

Full Throttle Comedy Tour: Mike Quu, born and raised on Long Island and now based in Southern California, hosts the stand-up showcase. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jonathan Shapiro: The former federal prosecutor reads from his book “Deadly Force,” which is about prosecutor Lizzie Scott, whose “obsession for protecting the weak is only matched by her hatred of bullies.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]


Leanne Borghesi: The San Francisco cabaret singer, who had a hit last year with her show “Lush,” returns with a two-night run of a new act, “BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me).” [8 p.m.,Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

SambaDá: Based in the musical traditions of Brazil, the band also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats.
[9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

American Craft San Francisco Show: The 41st annual event, which hosts more than 200 artisans showcasing and selling textiles, jewelry, metal, clay, woodwork and more, opens a three-day run. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

American Bach Soloists Festival: The opening concert, “Carmelite Vespers & Vivaldi’s Gloria,” features Jeffrey Thomas conducting the period-instrument experts and the American Bach Choir in large-scale sacred works from Baroque Italy. [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Talmadge Boston: The attorney and author of “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents” speaks on “What Makes A Great President?” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Vic Mensa: The 23-year-old Chicago rapper was a member of the group Kids These Days before breaking out on his own. [11 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Rotunda Dance Series: NAKA Dance Theater premieres an excerpt of its upcoming site-specific piece investigating past and present Olympic Games. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

BATS Summer Improv Festival: The funny veteran Bay Area improvisation troupe begins a month-long series with a grudge match against longtime rival, LA Theatresports. [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

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