May 13-14: The Old Grey Whistle Test, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Noah Warren, Mike Edison, Maurice Tani, Will Magid, Youth Radio Remix, James McCartney,SFMOMA Opening Day

Tracey Holland’s latest project The Old Grey Whistle Test releases a new album “Ouroboros” at Amnesia. (Courtesy photo)


The Old Grey Whistle Test: The solo project of San Francisco-based Tracey Holland, who calls her sound a “beaker-full of Nancy Sinatra-noir, Linda Perhacs’ psychedelia, Stevie Nicks-mysticism and Jenny Lewis’ retro-inspired sounds set to a score of Ennio Morricone” celebrates the album “Ouroboros” with a “funerary” stage show, [9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: A new version of the classic musical (based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner), which re-imagines the main character as a gay florist, opens with a preview performance. [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Youth Radio Remix: The production company made up of diverse young people (who are mentored by professionals) is receiving a $100,000 grant from State Farm for its Pathway art and learning service projects at its monthly “Remix” open mic night. [6:30 p.m., 1719 Broadway, Oakland]

UK Leaving the European Union?: Political science professors Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley and Doug Rivers of Stanford discuss Brexit, a June 23 referendum which will determine whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Noah Warren: The writer reads from his first collection, “The Destroyer in the Glass,” winner of the 110th Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.}

Mike Edison: The musician, critic, journalist and former High Times publisher shares his new book, “You Are a Complete Disappointment: A Triumphant Memoir of Failed Expectations.” [7 p.m. Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Maurice Tani: The East Bay-based Americana singer-songwriter plays a release concert for his seventh album “The White Water,” a collection of originals and covers that one critic described as “songwriting in the tradition of Merle Haggard.” [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Will Magid: The San Francisco trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist releases “Alligator Spacewalk” in a concert with Cut Chemist, a 10-piece orchestra, guest vocalist Ziek McCarter of Con Brio and emcee Aima the Dreamer. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]


James McCartney: The singer-songwriter (and Paul and Linda McCartney’s son) worked with Steve Albini on his eclectic new album “The Blackberry Train,” which is “filled with psychedelic grooves and earnest lyrics.” [9 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.,]

SFMOMA Opening Day: Outdoor festivities, including a 9:45 a.m. ribbon cutting, celebrate the renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; entry to the building is limited to ticketholders only. [8:30 a.m., Howard and Third streets, S.F.]

Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour: The self-guided, driving tour offers views of five homes in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Saratoga designed by local architects. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit www, to purchase $40 map]

SF Bach Choir; The group performs J.S. Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, considered by some to be the world’s greatest choral work. [7 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., S.F.]

John Prine: The veteran country-folk artist is a songwriters’ songwriter known for his funny, insightful lyrics. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Dragathon: The SF Gay Men’s Chorus fifth annual benefit is a an over-the-top drag event, based on the seminal LGBT documentary “Paris Is Burning.” [5 to 8 p.m., Café, 2369 Market St., S.F.]

PuppetLand Confidential: Outlaw puppeteer Nick Knave leads the final installment of his eclectic. adult-themed puppet salon. [11:59 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Breast Cancer and African Americans: The Stanford Cancer Institute conference, designed to eliminate breast cancer disparities in African American populations, is open to members of the public who register. [7:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm., Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd.; South S.F; to register, call (800) 383-0941]

Sophie Egan: The Culinary Institute of America program director talks about her book “Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies-How What We Eat Defines Who We Are.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

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