Places to go, people to see

Makana has been called the youngest living master of Hawaiian slack key guitar, but he’s also taken the genre one step further by pioneering his own style of contemporary world rock, which he calls “slack rock.” A favorite in Hawaii, where he’s been bestowed with multiple music awards, he has opened for the likes of Santana and Sting.

This week, he’s on a California tour, with a few Bay Area stops. He appears at 8 tonight at Biscuits & Blues, 410 Mason St., San Francisco. Tickets are $10. Call (415) 292-2583 or visit www.biscuitsandblues.com.

On Thursday, he plays at 8 p.m. at the Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets are $14 to $16. Call (650) 369-4119 or visit www.foxdream.com.

GUGGER PETTER AND ERIC MICHAEL CORRIGAN

New works by Gugger Petter and Eric Michael Corrigan are on view at the Andrea Schwartz Gallery. Petter’s textural “paintings” are made from woven newspaper. Corrigan’s work features floating objects, cages, cubes and cone shapes that are obscured and revealed by gauzy layers of paint.

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is at 525 Second St., San Francisco. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call (415) 495-2090 or visit www.asgallery.com.

FIESTA FILIPINA

“Fiesta Filipina 2007” celebrates Philippine independence day with dancing, singing, comedy, cultural presentations, cuisine, crafts and other attractions. Vhong Navarro, Irish, Bamboo, Bea Alonzo, Kristoff and John Lloyd Cruz are among the performers.

The free event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza, Polk Street between Grove and McAllister streets, San Francisco. Call (650) 871-6647 or visit www.fiestafilipinausa.com.

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