Sheila E. headlines on Saturday, the first day of the 2018 San Mateo County Fair. (Courtesy photo)

Sheila E. headlines on Saturday, the first day of the 2018 San Mateo County Fair. (Courtesy photo)

June 7-9: Keith Hennessy, Movies on the Square, Diana Purim, Alicia Garza, SF Design Week, Queer Women of Color Film Festival, Nicki Bluhm, Sheila E., San Mateo County Fair, SF Free Folk Festival


Keith Hennessy: The avant-garde performance artist appears in a 10-year anniversary presentation of “Crotch,” a piece referencing work by the influential (and mythical) 20th century German artist Joseph Beuys. [8 p.m., Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Movies on the Square: The free Thursday night summer series gets underway with an outdoor screening of “Lion,” about a young Indian boy who reunites with his family after being separated for decades. [8:45 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Filoli Summer Nights: The distinguished estate with big beautiful gardens kicks off its seasonal schedule of extended hours and programs on Thursday evenings through Aug. 30. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

Hang Art: The gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with a reception and 6 p.m. toast by art director Piero Spadaro [5 to 6:30 p.m., 567 Sutter St., S.F.]

Diana Purim & Eyedentity: The jazz vocalist — daughter of Brazilian jazz pioneers Flora Purim and percussionist Airto Moreira — launches her new album “Many Bodies, One Mind.” [8:30 p.m., SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

RADAR SuperStar Pride Program: The LGBTQ program features readings by Arisa White, Grace Towers, Brontez Purnell, Jewelle Gomez and host Juliana Delgado Lopera. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Alicia Garza: The special projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance and Black Lives Matter co-founder speaks with radio host Michelle Meow. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Senior Eye Diseases: Bay Area ophthalmologist H. George Tanaka shares information about conditions affecting seniors, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, lower level, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

SF Design Week: Nine days of programming — including 200 design-themed sessions and events — begin with a waterfront fund-raising bash, including the 2018 Design Awards exhibition, installations, performances, talks and refreshments. [6:30 p.m., Pier 27, Embarcadero, S.F.]

San Francisco Girls Chorus
: The chorale with Voices of Music in Berkeley Festival early music concert version of Henry Purcell’s 1688 opera “Dido and Aeneas.” [7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley]


Queer Women of Color Film Festival: The three-day event opens with “Fierce & Feral,” a collection of recent short films by blacks, Asians, Latinas, veterans and more, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception. [7:30 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

The Festival of the Impossible: The weekend-long group show displaying works by artists “pushing past the boundaries of reality using new media including augmented reality and virtual reality” opens with a reception. [5 to 9 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., S.F.]

Aquarium of the Bay: In celebration of World Oceans Day, the attraction is offering special educational programing and free admission for children 12 and under. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 39, Embarcadero, S.F.]

The Choral Project: “Earthsongs: Song & Dance” is a concert by the Silicon Valley-based choir featuring movement as well as music and premieres by winners of its composition contest for youths. [8 p.m., Congregational Church, 225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo]

The Beauty of Change: A show of surrealist-style artworks by Venezuelan artist Joset Medina opens with a reception. [5 to 8 p.m., International Art Museum of America, 1023 Market St., S.F.]

Million Dollar Quartet: Broadway by the Bay opens a month-long run of the musical about what happened when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins met in a Memphis recording studio in 1956. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Rise Up! Social Justice in Art from the Collection of J. Michael Bewley: Running June 8 through Sept. 30, the exhibition covers nearly 100 years of activism by Bay Area and national artists who explore issues resonating with today’s Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and LGBTQ rights movements. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., San José Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose}

Love Letters: The Tabard Theatre Company opens its run of A.R. Gurney’s classic that follows letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together and went separate ways, but continued to share confidences. [8 p.m., Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose]

Poe Ballantine: Critics have said “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride has nothing on ‘Whirlaway,’” a hilarious novel of escaped mental patients, horseplayers and record collectors” by the writer famous for his essays in the magazine The Sun. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave.., S.F.]

Meat Beat Manifesto: Jack Dangers leads the electronic duo, which formed in 1987 in Swindon in southwest England. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Spiritual Cramp: The Bay Area punk band, which exists in “a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne’s oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons on Polk Street” plays on bill with “sad” rockers in San Francisco’s Pllush. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Drama: The dark-soulful-electronic project, a collaboration between Chicago-based Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa, plays Popscene. [9 p.m.,Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Maurice Tani: The fun, tuneful, versatile Bay Area Americana artist, who calls his sound “supercalifornigraphic,” most recently released his eighth album “The Lovers Card.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Turnpike Troubadours: The indie-folk band from Okemah, Okla. is led by singer-songwriter Evan Felker, whom one critic said, “has evolved into a Red Dirt Springsteen”; soulful Texas cowboy singer Charley Crockett opens. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Nicki Bluhm: The singer-songwriter, formerly of the Bay Area and the band The Gramblers, is in town promote her new solo CD, “To Rise You Gotta Fall,” which written over a two-year period, during which she got divorced and moved to Nashville. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


San Mateo County Fair: The nine-day festival, with a carnival, displays, rides and entertainment kicks off, featuring a 7:30 p.m. headlining concert by Sheila E. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., San Mateo County Fairgrounds, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Golden Gate Park Band Festival: Eleven community concert bands appear in the free show, the 12th annual event presented by the Friends of Golden Gate Park Band. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bandshell, Music Concourse, Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Ghirardelli Square Festival: The inaugural free, family-friendly gathering offers “unique activities and activations,” craft beers and wine, festival food favorites and entertainment including Los Angeles rapper Ill Camille in a 5 p.m. headlining performance. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 900 North Point, S.F.]

Corkscrewed Comedy: Andrew Orolfo, Alexandria Love, Justin Lockwoood, Ali Littman, Allison Hooker and producer-host Joseph Ugalde appear in the free standup show (for ages 21-and-over) in the Sunset. [8 p.m., InnerFog Wine Bar, 545 Irving St., S.F.]

Eric Burdon and the Animals: The classic blues rockers headline a bill with multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

San Francisco Free Folk Festival: The 42nd annual festivities include music, dance, storytelling workshops (for all levels), crafts, vendors and fun for the whole family. [Noon to 10 p.m., Everett Middle School, 450 Church St., S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum Anniversary
: The museum celebrates 10 years on Jessie Square with the “Illuminate Gala,” a late-night party. [9 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris: The writer and illustrator appear in “The Storyteller and the Artist,” part of San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride program. [11 a.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
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