“The 613 by Archie Rand,” installation of paintings representing 613 commandments given to Jews in the Torah, is on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through October. (Courtesy Contemporary Jewish Museum)

July 25-26: The 613 by Archie Rand, Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters, Joey Molland’s Badfinger, Lynn Downey, JC Brooks, REM Cycle, Andrew Sean Greet


The 613 by Archie Rand: Making its first appearance outside New York City, the installation — which opened last week and continues 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.]

Summer Movie Nights: The seventh session of the free Tuesday evening series (on a first-come, first-serve basis) offers wine-tasting, followed by a 7 p.m. screening of 1968’s “Funny Girl” starring Barbra Streisand. [5:30 p.m., Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 1 Nob Hill, S.F.]

Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters: Comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola performs his funny multimedia presentation for comic book and science-fiction fans.[8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Joey Molland’s Badfinger: The only living member of the original lineup of the 1960s English band known for “Come and Get It,” “No Matter What” and “Day After Day” is touring in the U.S., playing the hits. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Lynn Downey: The Levi Strauss & Co. historian for 25 years and author of “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” speaks, presented by the San Francisco History Association. [7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

JC Brooks: Chicago band leader Brooks says his genre-bending group “started out as an effort to merge post-punk and soul, but [has] grown into so much more than that.” [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

REM Cycle: Beautyrest mattresses and Crunch Gyms offer a new fitness class geared to promote peak performance and better sleep. [7:30 p.m., Crunch, 61 New Montgomery St., S.F.]

Get A Handle On Hiring: In light of the staffing crisis in the local restaurant industry, Yelp and Instawork host a panel discussion on best practices and unique ideas for hiring front and back of house employees. [6 p.m., Yelp, 140 New Montgomery St., S.F.]


Andrew Sean Greer: The award-winning San Francisco novelist launches his latest offering, “Less,” a romantic comedy following a middle-aged, mid-list writer whose trip around the world serves up love, despair and misadventure. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Tal M. Klein: The writer hosts a party for “The Punch Escrow,” his 2147-set novel about a man who is accidentally duplicated while teleporting, which already has been optioned for a movie. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Literary Pachanga: The event celebrating Mexican American literature features writers Christine Granados (“Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children”), Alan Chazaro and Sara Campos and guitarist Alyssa Granados. [7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Jack Johnson: The soft rock singer-songwriter and activist is promoting his new album “All The Light Above It Too” and the documentary “The Smog of the Sea,” about the environmental hazards of plastic, in the first of two sold-out concerts. [7 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

Off the Wall: The show (and sale) of archival prints by artists associated with the Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio (of works made from 1973 to 2017) opens with a reception. [6 to 9 p.m., Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

The New California Health Care Model: Reporter Anna Gorman, Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency, and Anthony Wright, director of a consumer advocacy coalition, discuss advantages and disadvantages of the single-payer system. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Arc Studio Artists Group Exhibition: The show of painting, sculpture, installation, fiber works, books and photography by more than a dozen artists addressing the theme “resistance” continues through Aug. 12. [1 to 6 p.m., Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., S.F.]

Samantha Hunt: The writer discusses her new story collection “The Dark Dark” — which offers “characters on the verge: girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and more” — with Clara Sankey. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]
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