June 3-5: Anderson & Roe, Tory Lanez, Lord Huron, Ragazzi Continuo, Kooks, Kim Shuck, San Francisco Jazz Festival Kickoff, Gavin Grimm, Yo La Tengo


Tory Lanez: The Canadian rapper (born Daystar Peterson, from Toronto) has received acclaim for his second album “Memories Don’t Die.” [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Lord Huron: “Vide Noir” is the new album from the moody indie band, famed for “The Night We Met” on “13 Reasons Why.” [8 p.m., Fox, 1607 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Anderson & Roe: Chamber Music San Francisco’s summer series opens with the piano duo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, playing a program of works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Piazzolla, Gluck and Bizet. [3 p.m., Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek]

Ragazzi Continuo: The a cappella men’s choir’s varied spring program “There Is Sweet Music” includes music from Sweden and Ghana as well as gospel and nature-themed material. [7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City]

Community Music Center All-School Recital: The popular annual event showcases exceptional students of all levels selected by audition from the group’s Mission and Richmond district branches. [4 p.m., Concert Hall, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

A Lesson From Aloes: The revival of the Tony-nominated drama by Athol Fugard about a white Afrikaner, his wife and a black activist set during apartheid (in 1963 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) opens with a preview. [2 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

The Producers: The Mel Brooks’ movie classic with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder about theater impresarios looking for a flop with “Springtime for Hitler,” screens in a 50th anniversary presentation, presented by Fathom Events. [2 and 7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Kevin Coelho: The jazz organ prodigy, Stanford University phenomenon and keyboardist of Bay Area soul-funk band the St. Valentinez plays a free concert. [2 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Avedis Chamber Music Series: “Masterpieces from Bach and Telemann” includes Bach’s Triple Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, played by Thalea Quartet, Alexandra Hawley on flute, Paul Hersh on piano, Jesse Barrett on oboe and Robert Giambruno on trumpet. [2 p.m. Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

California Bach Society: The choral group opens the week-long Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, a presentation of the San Francisco Early Music Society, with music by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley]


Kooks: The English pop rock band, which came on the scene in 2006 with the album “Inside In/Inside Out,” is releasing its fifth studio album “Let’s Go Sunshine” in August; Ireland’s chart-toppers The Academic open. [8 p.m., Warfield Theatre, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Kim Shuck: The San Francisco poet laureate, a “self-proclaimed jester and a fool of modern poetry,” heads up a poetry workshop for youngsters ages 9 and older. [2:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]

Voices from the Edge: Theatre Rhinoceros and Cultural Odyssey present a free workshop reading of a work-in-progress detailing lives of queer-identified or lesbian women who are incarcerated and/or living with HIV. [7 p.m., Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Pint Sized Plays: “The Gang’s All Queer,” an evening of free short plays (no longer than the time it takes to finish a beer) features Pride Month works by LGBTQ artists as well as drag performances and drink specials. [8 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Barefoot Chamber Concerts: The presentation, part of the Berkeley Festival showcasing early music, is “King Charles’ Delight” a program of fantasies and suites for two bass viols and organ. [11 a.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley]

Anderson & Roe: Chamber Music San Francisco presents the eclectic and dynamic piano duo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe in a concert of music by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Piazzolla, Gluck and Bizet. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Middle East Children’s Alliance: The nonprofit humanitarian aid organization which has sent millions of dollars to children in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon celebrates its 30th anniversary with a sold-out program honoring co-founder Barbara Lubin, with guests Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Barbara Holly Near, Tammy Hall and Melanie Demore. [5 to 9:30 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

CODAME ART+TECH Festival: The four-day conference for artists, coders, designers, performers, musicians, dedicated to the theme of artificial intelligence, opens with a series of workshops. [5:30 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

Walls & Bridges-Policy and Racism: Mina Kim, anchor and host at KQED, Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Jeff Adachi, San Francisco public defender, address the question: Does the Bay Area have policies that affirm racism? [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]


Chamber Music San Francisco: The group presents Anderson & Roe — dynamic pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe — playing duets by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Piazzolla, Gluck and Bizet. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Jazz Festival Kickoff: The 36th annual festivities begin with a free block party featuring Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy and Beso Negro, [5 p.m., Octavia and Hayes streets, S.F.]

Gavin Grimm: The 18-year-old transgender activist from Virginia, who sued his high school over discrimination about which bathroom he could use, appears in conversation with Abdi Soltani of the Northern California ACLU. [6:30 p.m., Commomwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Drowning in Cairo: Adam Ashraf Elsayigh’s play about a police raid on a gay nightclub in Cairo in 2001 is presented in Golden Threads’ series of free staged readings of works focusing on the Middle East. [7 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Sing a Summer Song: The nine-week Tuesday morning outdoor concert series for parents with little ones begins with a performance by Charlie Hope. [10:15 a.m., ParkStage, Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel]: The English dubbed movie is the first film in trilogy based on the popular Japanese anime franchise and the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. [7:30 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

PJ Masks, Live!: The stage musical “Time to Be a Hero” is based on the Disney Junior animated TV series with Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and the Baddies. [6 p.m., Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

UFOMAMMUT: Italy’s “sonic alchemists” headline a show with New York-based psychedelic rock act, White Hills. [8:30 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

King Tuff: On his new recording “The Other,” Sub Pop artist Kyle Thomas “ditches the goofy rock-and-roll bacchanalia narratives of earlier records in favor of expansive arrangements.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Yo La Tengo: The indie rock band, on its first tour since the release of 2015’s “Stuff Like That There,” opens a two-night San Francisco engagement. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Griffin House: The Ohio-born, Nashville-based heartfelt singer-songwriter’s most recent album is “So On and So Forth.” [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

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