July 20-21: The Black Woman Is God: Divine Revolution, Bruno Mars, Jay Mohr, Andrew Roe, Indochine, Saturn Rising, ShortLived!, Amy Stewart’s Imagery


The Black Woman Is God-Divine Revolution: The exhibition, in which more than 60 artists challenge Eurocentric notions of God “to reveal the divinity in all,” opens with a party, including a procession with 100 black women paying tribute to those working to heal the community through art. [6 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Bruno Mars
: The huge pop star brings his 24K Magic World Tour to the South Bay for two nights; Camila Cabello opens.[8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Jay Mohr: The actor who’s found success in film and TV (and as an author) continues to practice his first love, standup comedy. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 925 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Andrew Roe: The author reads from his new collection of California-set stories “Where You Live” and appears in conversation with San Francisco writer Ethel Rohan, whose latest novel is “The Weight of Him.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Indochine: The 1992 film starring Catherine Deneuve about a colonial family in Vietnam set against the backdrop of declining French rule screens in Cinema SF’s “Revolution Thursdays” series. [7:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Saturn Rising: The R&B, dance and conceptual artist releases his debut EP “Darkest Dream.” [9 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland]

Comedy Returns to El Rio: Karinda Dobbins, Ronn Vigh, Bridget Schwartz (on her birthday!), Priya Prasad and Lisa Geduldig do standup. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

ShortLived: The largest audience-judged theater contest in the country, with more than 100 artists involved in 36 short plays, begins its last weekend of regular competition, before finals on Aug. 3-6. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]


Sketch 7/Wandering: Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, a contemporary ballet company, appears in Seiwert’s first evening-length work “Wandering,” a narrative dance set to Schubert’s “Winterreise” and created in a residency with New York’s Joyce Theater. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Jennifer Holliday: The Tony- and Grammy-winner of “Dreamgirls” acclaim appears in an evening of Broadway favorites, R&B standards, jazz classics and a selection of signature songs. [8 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows: The 1990s rock bands (headed by Rob Thomas and Adam Duritz) join forces on tour. [6:45 p.m.,Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Greg Proops: The comic — of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The Smartest Man in the World” fame — opens a two-night engagement. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Nicole Georges: The Portland-based illustrator, writer and zine publisher launches “Fetch,” her memoir about her dysfunctional Shar Pei/Corgi mix, who saved her. [6 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Chris Sollars: The sculptor on the faculty of Mills College discusses his work — juxtaposing dissimilar elements to create unexpected, often funny, subversive forms in public spaces — in a free talk hosted by the San Francisco Art Institute. [6:30 p.m., 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Michael Riley and Friends: A Night of Serious Comedy: The veteran standup comic, who talks about surviving lung cancer in his act, kicks off Dragon Theatre’s late-night summer comedy series; Eric Rubin, who employs music and technology, opens. [10:30 p.m., 2120 Broadway, Redwood City]

Morrisson Theatre Chorus
: César Cancino directs the summer concert “Flavors of Latin America.” [8 p.m., Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

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