Jordan Smith, winner of “The Voice,” appears at The Chapel. (Courtesy Republic Records)

Jordan Smith, winner of “The Voice,” appears at The Chapel. (Courtesy Republic Records)

May 31-June 1: Jordan Smith, David Studebaker, Julien Poirier, Bill Berkson, Brett Dennen, Yeasayer, Stephanie Danler


Jordan Smith: The 22-year-old from Kentucky, promoters say, is the highest-selling artist to emerge from NBC’s “The Voice”; he won the contest in 2015. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

David Studebaker: The up-and-coming San Francisco comic — certified gluten-free, according to his website — headlines a standup show with “friends.” [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

SF History Association talk: Joel Pomerantz, publisher of the “Seep City” map who been researching the history of San Francisco creeks, speaks on “The Freshet That Foiled Francois” (referring to 19th century financier Francois Pioche). [7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Vérité: The up-and-coming electro-pop artist recently released the five track EP “Living.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Julien Poirier, Bill Berkson; The Bay Area poets read from their books, “Out of Print” and “Expect Delays.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Brett Dennen: The effervescent pop-folk artist, playing the first of two shows at the club, is promoting his new calypso-fueled album “Por Favor.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Yeasayer: The experimental rock band from Brooklyn, playing from the 2016 album “Amen & Goodbye,” headlines a concert with openers Young Magic, a New York-based experimental pop duo. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Subtitled “Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir,” the book is launched with a talk featuring Bay Area contributing writers Elizabeth Holland and Danielle Rhinehart. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]


Stephanie Danler: The author of “Sweetbitter: A Novel,” talks about her acclaimed debut, which describes lives of people who work in the back of a trendy New York restaurant. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Gina Mulligan, Mary Volmer: The writers appear in conversation about their books, “Remember the Ladies” and “Reliance, Illinois,” which both are about lives of 19th century women. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Almost Famous Beer Pairing: The Cameron Crowe movie screens, with refreshments supplied by Anchor Brewing. [6 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Augmented World Expo 2016: The two day event is the world’s largest conference devoted to “super power” technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and wearable tech. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

The So So Glos: The punk rock band from New York headlines a concert with The Dirty Nil and Friends W/O Benefits. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Chelsea Wolfe: The Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s sound has been described as “drone-metal-art-folk.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Black Rage/Black Magic: The theater piece is a comedic, musical, somber and loving collection of skits and scenes exploring how rage affects the “black body, consciousness, spirit, heart and family.” [8 p.m., SAFEhouse Arts, 1 Grove St., S.F.]

Mo Mandel: The comic, host of “Barmageddon” on truTV, kicks off a four-night standup engagement; Lucas Seeley and Andrew Holmgren join him on the bill. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Bill BerksonBrett DennenCalendarChelsea WolfeDavid StudebakerGina MulliganJordan SmithJulien PoirierMary VolmerMo MandelStephanie DanlerYeasayer

Just Posted

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, pictured in July at Oracle Park, says team members simultaneously can be “measured and calm” and “looking to push the accelerator.” (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
How Gabe Kapler sets the tone for Giants’ success with strategy, mindset

‘There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the hands-down manager of the year’

Artist Agnieszka Pilat, pictured with Spot the Robot Dog from Boston Robotics, has a gallery show opening at Modernism. (Courtesy Agnieszka Pilat)
Screenshots of VCs, Kanye and tech parties by the Bay

In this week’s roundup, Ben Horowitz’s surprising hip-hop knowledge and the chic tech crowd at Shack15

If he secured a full term in the Senate, Newsom would become the most powerful Californian Democrat since Phil Burton at the height of his career, or maybe ever. <ins>(Kevin Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Firefighters extinguish burning material near Lake Tahoe on Sept. 3 in the wake of the Caldor Fire; environmental scientists say the huge fire is bringing to light deficiencies in forest management. <ins>(Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
Cal Fire, timber industry must face an inconvenient truth

We are logging further into the wildfire and climate crisis

Changing zoning in San Francisco neighborhoods where single family homes prevail is crucial in the effort to achieve equity. (Shutterstock)
To make SF livable, single-family zoning must be changed

Let’s move to create affordable housing for working class families

Most Read