Leopold and His Fiction (with Daniel Leopold, pictured) are promoting the new album “Darling Destroyer.” (Courtesy photo)

Leopold and His Fiction (with Daniel Leopold, pictured) are promoting the new album “Darling Destroyer.” (Courtesy photo)

July 31-Aug. 1: Leopold and His Fiction, Big Moon, Jonathan Fritzen, Joshua Henry, Schola Cantorum, Sky Event of the Decade, Tim Taranto, Michelle Richmond


MONDAY, JULY 31

Leopold and His Fiction: Influenced both by dingy garage punk and Motown R&B, band frontman Daniel Leopold honors his Detroit heritage and San Francisco literary roots. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

The Big Moon: The up-and-coming all-female rock group from the U.K. appears on a bill with Marika Hackman. [8 p.m., Starline Social Club, 2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland]

Jonathan Fritzen
: The Swedish multi-instrumentalist and composer plays smooth jazz on keyboards. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Joshua Henry: The musical theater actor currently playing Aaron Burr in the U.S. tour of Hamilton appears in a sold-out cabaret show of Broadway, funk and soul selections. [7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum Sing-Along: Gregory Wait conducts Brahms’ “Requiem” during the participatory summer series hosted by the South Bay-based choral group; scores are provided. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos]

Sky Event of the Decade: In anticipation of the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun, astronomer Andrew Fraknoi (speaking with Mary Roach) describes how eclipses work, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be visible, and how to observe it safely. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Tim Taranto: The New York based writer, visual artist and poet speaks about “Ars Botanica,” a book describing the pleasures of falling in love, written as letters to his unborn child. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Learn Tai Chi: Irene Lee is the instructor of the San Francisco Public Library class, which introduces the Yang style long form of the martial art, goot for improving health, fitness, balance, flexibility, coordination and posture. [3:30 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]


TUESDAY, AUG. 1

Michelle Richmond: The San Francisco novelist speaks about her new release, “The Marriage Pact” — a “relentless psychological thriller” already optioned to Twentieth Century Fox — in conversation with writer Ellen Sussman. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Daniel Patterson & Mandy Aftel
: The Michelin two-star chef and celebrated natural perfumer talk about their new book “The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Bood, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

SOB x RBE: The Vallejo rap crew — Yhung TO, DaBoii, Slimmy B and Lul G — headline a show with Yung Pinch, OMB Peezy and Lil Sheik opening. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Wayne & Rick’s Big Castro Publication Party: Wayne Goodman (“Better Angels”) and Rick May (“Inhuman Beings: Monsters, Myths, & Science Fiction”) celebrate their new releases with friends Lori Ostlund (“After the Parade”) and Anne Raeff (“The Jungle Around Us”). [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

Rat Columns: The “mutable musical project of David West” headlines the Depth Charge show, also featuring Philadelphia avant-garde punk group Taiwan Housing Project (with former members of Little Claw and Harry Pussy), Violent Change and Marbled Eye. [9 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.] i

Chastity Belt: The Seattle-based indie rockers (Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund and Annie Truscott) headline a concert with Never Young and Stephen Steinbrink. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Radiator King: Brooklyn folk-punk troubadour Adam Silvestri plays on a bill with headliner Scarlet Sails, a project with lead vocalist Olya Viglione and her drummer husband Brian Viglione; San Francisco’s Night Animals open. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Will Durst: The veteran Bay Area political comedian launches his new solo show, “Durst Case Scenario.” [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

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