Ragazzi Continuo sings a concert of American tunes spanning decades at First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center. (Courtesy David Allen)

June 4-5: Ragazzi Continuo, Sabor a Mí: Still Here 5, Fun Stuff Reinvented Art, New Kids on the Block, SF Girls Chorus, Bay Choral Guild, Avedis Chamber Music, Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story


Ragazzi Continuo: The choral group’s program “The Great American Songbook” features songs by Irving Berlin, James Taylor, David Crosby, Richard Burchard, Dale Trumbore, William Billings and B.F. White. [5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Sabor a Mí-Still Here 5: The program showcases queer and trans artists from San Francisco of Latin American origin or descent. [7 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Art for Prayer and Peace: Metal artist Aimee Golant, whose works reflect her Jewish heritage, hosts a reception and discussion about her show “A Bridge to Oneness,” a collection of spiritual objects from varied cultures and religions. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spark Arts, 4229 18th St., S.F.]

Fun Stuff Reinvented Art: Peninsula-based artist Nancy Wood hosts a reception for her solo exhibit of painted furniture, “art to wear” projects and more. [1 to 4 p.m., Museum Studio Gallery, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

New Kids on the Block: The huge 1980s-90s boy band headlines “The Total Package Tour” with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

San Francisco Girls Chorus: “Mystics & Ecstatics” features guests Trinity Youth Chorus from Manhattan singing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” contemporary British composer John Tavener’s “Hymns of Paradise” and the U.S. premiere of “Song of Seals.” [4 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Radiator King: The Brooklyn folk-punk troubadour aka Adam Silvestri is promoting his new album “A Hollow Triumph After All.” [7 p.m., Simple Pleasures Café, 3434 Balboa St., S.F.]

Bay Choral Guild: The concert of songs by composers from the 18th to 21st centuries highlights music based on Shakespeare’s poems and plays. [4:30 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal, 500 De Haro St., S.F.]

Avedis Chamber Music Series: The program includes Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola and harp, Ravel’s “Chansons madécasses,” a quintet by Andreas Romberg (a contemporary of Beethoven) and Joseph Jongen’s “Concert à cinq.” [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story: San Francisco DocFest screens the film by Cathy Carlson, who brings the life of the eccentric comedian, actor and producer to light via interviews with fellow comics and celebrities, including Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Steve-O, and Dr. Drew. [7:15 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Poet’s Gallery: Philip Hackett invites poets, painters, writers, musicians and guests to the poetry gathering. [5 p.m., meet at Caffe Trieste, 601 Vallejo St., S.F.]

Chain Reaction 2017: John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State, is the keynote speaker of the fundraiser for the global peace and security organization Ploughshares. [6 p.m.,
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Seether: The Nirvana-influenced grunge band, originally from South Africa, headlines a concert with openers Fire and Kaleido. [7:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Politics Roundtable: News writers Marisa Lagos and C.W. Nevius appear in the panel, with host-moderator Randy Shandobil. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Lisa Ko: The fiction editor at Drunken Boat talks about her new novel “The Leavers” — about an undocumented Chinese immigrant who goes to her job at a nail salon, and never comes home — with Donia Bijan, author of “The Last Days of Cafe Leila.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda]

Cara Black: The author of the best-selling Aimée Leduc series is promoting the newest installment, “Murder in Saint-Germain.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Martha Cooley: The East Coast-based novelist discusses her new book, “Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss,” her “memoir in essays” about 14 months spent in a small Italian village, in which she travels and reflects on love and loss. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

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