Kudos!: Future rock stars show skills at big benefit

OK, so maybe Jack Black won’t be there. But the second annual Paul Green School of Rock Benefit at San Francisco’s W Hotel on Sunday should be a heck of a hoot, anyway. Yes, it’s the establishment that inspired the movie, where kids from 7 to 18 get in touch with their inner Ozzy. And yes, it’s a wacky, all-ages event, with a prom-night theme and semiformal rock-star attire encouraged.

There’s a super-hip VIP pre-show party (for $60; general admission is $30, youths get in for $10), before San Francisco and San Mateo students delve into the catalogs of Yes, Radiohead and, of course, Black Sabbath. That music will be followed by a special performance by the Sschool’s West Coast All-Stars, featuring some surprise guest stars.

All proceeds go to grants, scholarships and a fund for rock-schoolers attending an inaugural international kids performance in Singapore in December.

Sunday’s pre-show gathering starts at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. in the Great Room on the third floor of the hotel at 181 Third St., San Francisco. For more information about the event, which is hosted by the Rachel Sager Arts Foundaion, visit www.rsartsfoundation.org or call the school at (415) 544-0766.

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