Michael Franti and Spearhead present the ninth annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival, a free music and arts celebration dedicated to social justice, nonviolence and environmental sustainability.
Performers include Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Indigo Girls and Hot Buttered Rum. Promoters say some 60,000 people attended lastyear. In addition to the performances, programs will include speakers such as Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, as well as morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts tent, vendors and food booths, an eco village, the DJ Tent with DJ Spooky and a family-friendly kids zone.
The event is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Speedway Meadow, John F. Kennedy and Transverse drives, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Tickets are free.
Call (415) 865-2170 or visit www.powertothepeaceful.org.
SOUNDS LIKE MORRISSEY
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, is Girl in a Coma featuring lead singer Nina Diaz, who was just 12 when the band formed. She’s been called “the female version of Morrissey” and compared with Bjork and Patsy Cline. Girl in a Coma, which has been likened to the Smiths and the Pixies, also features Jenn Alva on bass and Phanie D on drums. The band is touring to support its debut album, “Both Before I’m Gone” and its first single “Clumsy Sky.” The group plays on a bill with the Randies, Turbonegra and The Cruel and the Kind at 8 p.m. Thursday at Annie’s Social Club, 917 Folsom St. (at Fifth Street), San Francisco. Tickets are $7.
Call (415) 974-1585 or visit www.anniessocialclub.com.
Soulive performs. The jazz and funk group is known for its ripping solos and catchy, fun songs. The show is at 8 p.m. today at The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. Tickets are $26.50.
Call (415) 346-6000 or visit www.thefillmore.com.