Mutual Benefit is the project of folk-pop artist Jordan Lee, who appears at The Rickshaw Stop. (Courtesy Ebru Yildiz)

Mutual Benefit is the project of folk-pop artist Jordan Lee, who appears at The Rickshaw Stop. (Courtesy Ebru Yildiz)

June 8-9: Mutual Benefit, Moira Weigel, Steven Rowley, Whitney Terrell, Daniel Sloss, Alvon Johnson, Sarah Jarosz


Mutual Benefit: The act, a project of indie musician Jordan Lee, has released the “lush, astral” folk album “Skip A Sinking Stone,” described as a “two-part meditation on impermanence that also acts as a portrait of growing up.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Moira Weigel: The author discusses her book “Labor of Love,” which examines dating past and present, and explores why the age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. [7:30 p.m, Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Steven Rowley: The author shares his buzzed-about debut “Lily and the Octopus,” a poignant novel about how pets touch people’s lives, which reportedly earned an advance of nearly $1 million in a rare, whirlwind deal. [7 p.m., Books Inc, 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Whitney Terrell: The novelist talks about “The Good Lieutenant,” a story that begins with a botched U.S. operation in Iraq, then works backward to reveal what led up to it. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

RADAR Superstars: The Pride-LGBTQ literary event features contributions by La Pocha Nostra, La Chica Boom, Chinaka Hodge and Aya de Leon. [ 6 to 8 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.}

Daniel Sloss: The Scottish comedian, who got his professional start as a teen, kicks off a four-night headlining gig; Mike Molloy and Michael Cella open. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Nahko: The artist — whose ancestry is Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino — and who plays a combination of rock, hip­hop and alt ­folk, plays a free acoustic show. [5 p.m., Amoeba, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Alvon Johnson: The blues guitarist and former member of the vocal group The Coasters was named the Bay Area’s best male blues artist in 2015. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]


Sarah Jarosz: The New York Times called the artist’s 2013 recording “Build Me Up From Bones” one of the 10 great albums of the year; her new release is “Undercurrent.” [8 p.m., Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley]

Amazing Acro-Cats: Opening a 12-gig engagement, the show includes rescued house cats tightrope walking, skateboarding (and more!) and a finale offering The Rock Cats, billed as “the only cat band in the world.” [7 p.m., Southside Theatre, Fort Mason, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Lloyd Cole: The English singer-songwriter, best known for fronting the Commotions, is playing material from 1983 to 1996 only on his “2016: My Retrospective Year” tour. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Daniel Bacon: The local historian and walking tour guide speaks about his debut novel “Frisco,” set in 1934 when San Francisco was rocked by bloody conflict between capital and labor. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Lee Roy Reams: The Broadway veteran (a Tony nominee for 1980’s “42nd Street”) appears in the local debut of his solo cabaret show, “Song and Dance Man.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Hope Mohr Dance: Opening a three-performance engagement, the contemporary troupe’s ninth season program includes the world premiere of “Manifesting,” a dance theater work inspired by art manifestos, and the revival of “Stay,” Mohr’s choreographic response to paintings of Francis Bacon. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

The Mowgli’s: With its West Coast pop, garage rock and 1960s Laurel Canyon folk sound, the group has released the single “Freakin’ Me Out,” off its yet-to-be released third album, slated for fall 2016. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.-

Charly Bliss: The A.V. Club said of the band: It “mines 1990s alt-rock with abandon, fusing bubblegum pop tendencies with guitars forged in the fires of grunge-rock sludge”; it opens for Toronto punk band Pup. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

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