San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

On Friday, Cafe Du Nord will be the site of a slightly unusual CD release show. The lineup includes San Francisco’s own Bob America, a singer-songwriter presenting his first self-titled album. Having written songs under another name for years, he says, he is happy to join the ranks of other famous performing Bobs: Dylan, Seger and Darin.

Playing no-nonsense rock, he’ll provide a contrast to his partner on the bill, one of the Czech Republic’s most famous singers, Lenka Dusilova.

In her home country, Dusilova has been honored as best female vocalist on multiple occasions and has appeared as both a solo act and with her band, Czechomor. At this upcoming local gig, she’ll play songs from her 2005 album, “Mezi Svety,” on (Universal).

The show starts at 9 p.m.; Cafe Du Nord is at 2174 Market St. Tickets are $15 to $18; call (415) 861-5016 or visit www.cafedunord.com.

‘FIGHT HIV YOUR WAY’ PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Broadway actress (“Dreamgirls”) and AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph will unveil the winners of a “Fight HIV Your Way” photography contest sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Entrants were invited to share their feelings and personal experiences about the disease; 51 selected images are on display, touring the country and collected in a book.

The program is at 6:30 p.m. today at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. The exhibit will be up at the center through the weekend. For details, visit www.reyatazphotocontest.com.

FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL

The three-day, sixth annual Fresh Meat Festival, a showcase for transgender and gay performance, opens. Sean Dorsey, Triple Threat Taiko, Colombian Soul, the Freeplay Dance Crew and Miguel Chernus-Goldstein, among others, perform at 8 tonight at ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco.

The event is part of the National Queer Arts Festival. Call (415) 863-9834 or visit www.odctheater.org.

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