A Summer of Love light show by Obscura Digital projected on the Conservatory of Flowers premieres at a free four- hour solstice concert. (Courtesy Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital)

A Summer of Love light show by Obscura Digital projected on the Conservatory of Flowers premieres at a free four- hour solstice concert. (Courtesy Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital)

June 21-22: Surrealistic Summer Solstice, Marga Gomez, Reggie Steele, Becca Stevens, Magnettes, Mutante, Jet Trash, Chris Brown-Welcome to My Life, Bucko: Whaleman!


Surrealistic Summer Solstice: The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love includes a free outdoor concert with dozens of musicians including members of the Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers and Moonalice and, at 9:15 p.m., the first lighting of an amazing installation on the façade of the Conservatory of Flowers. [6 to 10 p.m., 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Marga Gomez: Appearing in the “Free Wednesdays SF Stand-up Series,” the beloved Bay area actress and comic debuts in one of the The City’s best cabaret rooms and invites guests: “Celebrate my official birthday and let me entertain you for free.” (Note: There’s a $20 food or drink minimum). [7 p.m., Feinsteins at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Reggie Steele: The Bay Area comedian, headlining bill with Kate Willett and host Trevor Hill, once joked, “I look like the Mr. Potato Head of black people.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Becca Stevens: The North Carolina-bred, Brooklyn-based singer-composer-multi-instrumentalist — who draws from pop, rock, jazz and folk — is promoting her latest album “Regina.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Magnettes: The Swedish pop trio — co-vocalists Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla and guitarist-keyboardist Tomas Bäcklund Thunestrőm — plays from its debut CD “Ugly Youth.” [7:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Mutante: For Pride Week, the dance party is hosting a psychedelic and eclectic mix of electronic music, visuals, tarot readings and treats.[7 p.m., Lone Star Saloon, 1354 Harrison St., S.F.]

Jet Trash: The Los Angeles band, formerly from The City and known for modern indie-rock updates on 1960s garage-surf, plays from its recent EP “Shake,” headlining a show with The Band Ice Cream and Jesus Dude Mom from San Francisco. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Chris Brown-Welcome to My Life: The documentary about the news-making R&B and hop-hop star — which includes new interviews and his comments on the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye — gets an encore broadcast. [7:30 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; and Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

El Techo AIDS Legal Referral Panel fund-raiser: Starting today and continuing through Sunday, the Mission rooftop bar is donating proceeds from sales of the cocktail El Orgullo (“The Proud”) to the nonprofit that provides assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS. [4 p.m., El Techo, 2516 Mission St., S.F.]


Bucko: Whaleman!: The show about Captain Bucko and his scurvy crew on “the most bountiful whale hunt of their careers” uses humor of bouffon (a form of grotesque satirical physical theater) to investigate religion, natural resource consumption, racism and privilege in maritime history. [7 p.m., Hyde Street Pier, 2905 Hyde St., S.F.]

San Leandro Truth Thursday: The Off the Grid event offers art, increased activities and food trucks surrounding the 55-foot Truth is Beauty statue at the San Leandro Tech Campus. [5 to 9 p.m., 1600 Alvarado St., San Leandro]

Miss & Mr. Safe Latino: The 26th annual pageant sponsored by Instituto Familiar de la Raza honors Latino and Latina health and wellness in the LGBTQ community. [6 to 9 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States: Farmers and organizers host a reception to launch the book, which details “strategies, challenges and hopes for a better food system and a better world.” [6:30 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

What We Carry With Us: The Refugee Storytelling Lab event offers short films, photos and a panel discussion with young adult refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Uganda. [7:30 p.m. JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley]

GitHub Happy Hour fundraiser: Proceeds from the tech company’s $10 party go to BAYCAT, a nonprofit assisting low income youth, people of color and young women in the media industry. [6 to 8 p.m., GitHubHQ, 88 Colin P. Kelly Jr. St., S.F.]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: We Players, the eclectic troupe staging shows in unusual places, opens its adaptation of the Shakespeare tale “Atop Strawberry Hill, Golden Gate Park.” [6:30 p.m., Strawberry Hill, off Stow Lake Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Joanie Leeds: Promoting her new album, the kids’ music favorite appears in the fun-filled, all-ages show “Brooklyn Baby!” [Noon, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose]
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