San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

Lauren Mayer stars in “Psycho Super Mom,” a PG-13-rated evening of comedy and music about motherhood, aging, sleep deprivation — and dioramas.

Onstage at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, the 75-minute show is a benefit for Dress for Success San Francisco, an organization that helps prepare women to enter the workforce by providing clothing and career counseling, along with other servies.

Mayer, an award-winning songwriter and entertainer, is a five-time recipient of the San Francisco CabaretGold Award and co-founder of Curriculum Rocks, which has produced entertaining music for kids.

Her songs have been heard on radio’s “Dr. Demento” show; she’s also written musicals, including a new version of “The Little Mermaid” which recently had its world premiere with Bay Area Educational Theatre Company.

Her CD, also called “Psycho Super Mom,” includes a number of tunes inspired by her two adolescent sons, including “There’s Always a Diorama.” “I’m Too Young (To Be This Old)” and “Have Aliens Replaced My Kid?”

Tickets for the show are $10; the theater is at 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Call (650) 578-9704 for details.

HIP-HOP EXTRAVAGANZA

More than a dozen top hip-hop acts take the stage at the 2007 Rock the Bells festival, which comes to San Francisco Saturday. Rage Against the Machine, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, the Roots, Public Enemy, Blackalicious and Mos Def, left, are on the lineup. The show starts at noon Saturday at McCovey Cove Parking Lot, Third and King streets, San Francisco. Tickets are $76.

Call (415) 421-8497 or visit www.livenation.com.

THE JAZZ SINGER

Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall appears in concert. Krall’s career entered the stratosphere when “When I Look in Your Eyes” (1999) won a Grammy for best jazz vocal. The concert is at 8 p.m. today at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Tickets are $75 to $125. Visit www.apeconcerts.com.

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