Andrew Ross plays the title character in “Shrek The Musical,” opening a three-weekend run on July 20 at Foothill Music Theatre. (Courtesy David Allen)

July 19-20: Joshua Radin, Austra, Rick Wartzman, Jak Knight, Nicolas Jaar, Kyle Jester, Judy Collins, Nerd Nite, Shrek The Musical


WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

The Coffee House Tour: Joshua Radin — whose acoustic tunes have appeared in numerous TV shows — headlines the evening of singer-songwriters, also featuring Rachael Yamagata and Brandon Jenner. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Austra: The electronic music project from Toronto is promoting “Future Politics,” its third album, which calls for “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia,” says band founder Katie Stelmanis. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rick Wartzman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning former Los Angeles Times writer and editor discusses “The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America,” which illustrates how times have changed since major corporations provided workers with social benefits. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Jak Knight: The standup comedian, originally from Seattle, is based in Los Angeles and “thanks Kanye for everything.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Nicolas Jaar: The Chilean-American, New York-based producer is known for dance and experimental music and for scoring the award-winning film “Dheepan” by director Jacques Audiard. [9:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Kyle Jester: The guitarist and “early roots American” artist appears in the free summer Music in the Park series. [6 p.m., Stafford Park, King Street and Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City]

Meet Your National Park Ranger: The San Francisco Public Library program for kids presents local rangers in storytelling sessions about flora, fauna and San Francisco. [2 p.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Judy Collins: The legendary folk artist, 76 (who debuted in 1961), is also a painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor and keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Nerd Nite SF #86: The monthly series offer experts speaking on the ups and downs of fertility science, the history of Disneyland, and the twists and turns of credit card security. [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Shrek The Musical: Foothill Music Theatre stages the family-friendly production with a new score by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home”) and a funny book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. [7:30 p.m., Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Calistoga Uncorked Tasting: Winemakers and owners from 30 wineries bringing the top of Napa Valley down to The City, offering the opportunity to taste and purchase hard to find Calistoga AVA wines at the $55-$75 ticketed event. [5:30 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of S.F.]

Craig Jessup: Accompanied by pianist Ken Muir and bassist Daniel Fabricant, the cabaret artist appears in “This Funny World,” a show of songs by Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Stephen Sondheim and others. [8 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Merola Opera Program: Up-and-coming singers appear in a program of three one acts: Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona,” (“The Servant Turned Mistress”), Holst’s “Savitri” and Walton’s “The Bear,” accompanied by English supertitles. [7:30 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

ArtRage-Liquid Assets: The evening of dance featuring Thingamagigs Performance Group, Akoma Arts and Mohini Studio launches the series “Mosaic Silicon Valley,” an initiative of Sangam Arts exploring “ties that bind diverse cultures together.” [7 to 10 p.m., San José Museum of Art, 110 South Market St., San Jose]

The 613 by Archie Rand: The installation — which runs through Oct. 22 — has 613 acrylic on canvas. 20-by 16-inch paintings, each representing ethical and religious behavior asked of all Jews, arranged in a 1,700-square-foot grid. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

SFMOMA Modern Cinema: The three-weekend summer film program focusing on Hong Kong director-producer Johnnie To opens with a double feature of Akira Kurasawa’s 1949 “Stray Dog” followed by To’s 2012 “Drug War.” [6 p.m., Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk on Film: Brian Belovarac curated the program of short films about free jazz, focusing on ESP-Disk, the label where Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Patty Waters and Sun Ra found a home. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Mapping Your Own Career Path Workshop: Capital One presents blogger Gwen Lane of “The LA Girl” leading a 90-minute session for recent graduates, covering everything from defining core values and how they relate to starting your first job “to establishing goals to get you where you want to go faster.” [Noon, Union Square Cafe, 101 Post St., S.F.]

How the Sexual Revolution Remade SF Neighborhoods: History professor Josh Sides explains how San Francisco became America’s capital of sexual libertinism and a potent symbol in its culture wars, to kick off San Francisco Heritage’s 2017 Lecture Series. [6 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]
AustraCalendarJak KnightJoshua RadinJudy CollinsKyle JesterNerd NiteNicolas JaarRick WartzmanShrek The Musical

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