Independent Eye’s interpretation of “King Lear” -- with puppets -- opens a three-evening engagement at NOHSpace. (Courtesy Independent Eye)

Independent Eye’s interpretation of “King Lear” -- with puppets -- opens a three-evening engagement at NOHSpace. (Courtesy Independent Eye)

June 14-15: King Lear, Emblem3, Robert Reich, Train, Just Eat It, Mötley Crüe-The End, Detroit: Unbroken Down,


King Lear: Independent Eye stages its critically acclaimed version of Shakespeare’s classic with two actors and 28 delightfully macabre puppets, in a presentation from FURY Factory, a festival of ensemble and devised theater. [7 p.m., NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Emblem3: The Huntington Beach-based pop trio, which came to public attention on “The X Factor,” headlines; The Ready Set, Megan Nicole and Dyllan Murray open. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Robert Reich: The UC Berkeley professor, economics expert and best-selling author of more than a dozen books speaks about his newest volume “Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Train: The San Francisco band plays the full album “Led Zeppelin II” in an intimate setting. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Marijuana-climate change talk: Scott Greaten of Friends of the Eel River and Michael Sutton of the California Fish and Game Commission address positive outcomes of legal marijuana, which may prompt harvesting that uses less water and causes less environmental destruction. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Off the Rails: SF DocFest screens what one critic called a “heart-rending” film about a New York man with Asperger’s syndrome who’s been imprisoned over 30 times for impersonating subway and bus driver. [9 p.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Mötley Crüe-The End: Fans get a front-row view of the legendary band’s final show, a New Year’s Eve celebration from its hometown, at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, in the one-night only screening. [7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Just Eat It-A Food Waste Story: The film, which traces how food goes to waste, is followed by a question-and-answer session by Imperfect Produce, a group that distributes fruits and vegetables rejected by grocery stores. [6:30 p.m., West Portal library, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]


Detroit-Unbroken Down: RayKo hosts an opening reception for the photography show by Dave Jordano, which captures the hope and perseverance of people enduring the hardship of living in a post-industrial city that has fallen on the hardest of times. [6 to 8 p.m., RayKo Photo Center & Gallery, 428 Third Street, S.F.]

Shalom School fundraiser: “Calling All Super Heroes: Honoring Teachers and Parents” includes a talk called “Got Parents?” by renowned author, philosopher and lecturer, Rabbi Manis Friedman [6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.

Wussy: The shoegaze band from Cincinnati has been hailed by Spin and Stereogum for “intelligent lyrics and a varied sonic palette.” [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

The Donkeys: The San Diego four-piece’s sound was described by Pitchfork as “bridging the gap between the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield and the Grateful Dead.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Peter Combe: The San Francisco artist — who uses hand-punched paint swatches in creating portraits of celebrities and abstracts –opens his solo show “Stars & Stripes” with a reception. [5:30 p.m., Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 545 Fourth St., S.F.]

Time to Choose: Charles Ferguson, the Oscar-winning director of “Inside Job,” appears at a screening of his new documentary, which examines the power of climate solutions available today. [7:10 p.m., Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1e Embarcadero Center, S.F.]

Mashrou’ Leila: Emerging from Beirut’s underground indie scene, the Arabic pop band sings in Arabic about LGBT rights, political freedoms, race, religion and modern Arabic identity. [9:30 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

The Invisible Hand: Marin Theatre Co. extends its run of Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Ayad Akhtar’s thriller about an American banker who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. [7:30 p.m., , 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley]

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