Sept. 1-2: 50|50 Show, Scott Wells & Dancers, SF Comic Con, Radio Golf, Chris Stapleton, Architecture and the City Festival, Romeo y Julieta, All Governments Lie


50|50 Show: The ninth annual juried art extravaganza, which offers thousands of small, modestly priced works by more than 60 artists for sale, opens. [6 p.m. (preview fundraiser), 8 p.m. (show), Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Scott Wells & Dancers
: The modern troupe presents “The body is not waiting,” a contact improvisation performance, as part of the free Rotunda Dance Series sponsored by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, S.F.]

San Francisco Comic Con
: The three-day convention, a “hub for nerdy commerce,” offers comic books, graphic novels, toys, magazines, cards, artwork, games, apparel, cosplay, guest artists, celebrities (including Peter Capaldi, Sean Astin, Nichelle Nichols and Cary Elwes) and photo ops. [Noon to 7 p.m., Moscone West, 800 Howard St., S.F.]

Radio Golf: Multi Ethnic Theatre’s “August in August” project presents the final play, which is set in 1993, in August Wilson’s 10-work cycle about the African American 20th century story. [7 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Chris Stapleton
: The country star who dabbles in bluegrass and Southern rock headlines a concert with Anderson East and Lucie Silvas. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Substance-Alternative Dance Party 1980s
: DJ Omar of Popscene fame, DJ Shindog and DJ Porter provide the music. [9 p.m., Monarch, Sixth St., S.F.]

Architecture and The City Festival: The 14th annual month-long event presented by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Center for Architecture + Design — which offers walking tours, films, exhibits and lectures on design and planning — opens with a party. [6 p.m., Pier 17, The Embarcadero, #800, S.F.]

Romeo y Julieta: Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Festival presents a Spanish and English version of the romantic tragedy, set in old Monterey, Alta California in the 1840s. [7 p.m., John L. Carter Memorial Park, Stone Pine Road, Half Moon Bay]


All Governments Lie: The documentary critically examines the media’s role in holding government accountable, and highlights the work of journalist I.F. Stone and today’s reporters he inspired. [2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Hamlet: Free Shakespeare in the Park presents the Bard’s famed tragedy for the first time in its 35-year history; it opens a three-weekend run in San Francisco’s Presidio. [2 p.m., Civil War Parade Lawn, Main Post, 103 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F]

San Francisco Mime Troupe
: The acclaimed musical comedy group’s timely satire “Walls” addresses immigrant issues in the U.S.; the group is in its penultimate weekend of free summer performances. [2 p.m., Peacock Meadow, 240 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Taste of Sonoma: The two-day wine country event includes a grand tasting, sommelier tours, wine talk seminars and a blind tasting challenge featuring contributions by dozens of Sonoma County vintners and chefs. [Noon to 4 p.m., Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park]

Scottish Highland Gathering and Games: The Caledonian Club of San Francisco hosts its 152nd consecutive annual celebration of Scottish culture, competition and entertainment with two days of activities. [8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton]

Flesh World: The San Francisco band, the project of Jess Scott from fuzzy indie-pop band Brilliant Colors and Scott Moore from queer punks Limp Wrist, releases its second album “Into The Shroud.” [9 p.m., Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

Sex Worker Confidential: The night of storytelling from professionals in the adult entertainment industry features sex educator Carol Queen and former phone sex operator and stripper Gina Gold. [8 p.m., Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St., S.F.]

Front Porch Music Festival: The event offers Wente Vineyards wine, dancing and live music by Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters, San Geronimo, Kingsborough, Lisa Marie Johnston, Garage Band Academy, The Mundaze, The Black Pack, James Funk and Roem Baur. [11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore]

Loco Tranquilo
: The San Francisco band calls itself a “psychedelic seajazz collective that fuses hypnotic and colorful melodies with African funky grooves and jazzy primordial rhythms.” [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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