The Museum of Performance + Design has recently completed an online archival project featuring historical music documents and recordings; Louis Armstrong, circa 1950, is pictured. (Courtesy Andrian Michaelis Papers at the Museum of Performance + Design)

Sept. 27-28: Preserving San Francisco’s 20th c. Musical Landscape, Isa Gucciardi, Kristie Middleton, Goonies, Peter Clines, BayBoogy, Ween, Attractive Camp Comedy, Toadies, Local H, Vagabon


Preserving San Francisco’s 20th c. Musical Landscape
: Archives including papers of American composer Conrad Susa, Standard Hour Program Manager Adrian Michaelis, music critic Robert Commanday, jazz critic Phil Elwood and files from Fantasy Records are newly available for in-person and online research. [1 to 5 p.m. Museum of Performance + Design, 893B Folsom St., S.F.]

Isa Gucciardi: The East Bay-based spiritual counselor speaks about her book “Coming To Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and Others.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Kristie Middleton: The senior food policy director for the Humane Society discusses her book, “Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live–One Meal at a Time.” [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Goonies: Anchor Brewing Company and San Franpsycho host a one-night-only film and beer pairing event featuring select brews inspired by the classic comedy-adventure. [6:30 p.m., Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Peter Clines: The author, whose book “14” has been optioned by Robert Downey Jr. for a movie, is promoting his latest time-travel adventure “Paradox Bound,” which, one critic wrote, “teaches a non-ironic lesson in American civics.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

BayBoogy: The Bay Area R&B/hip hop artist is promoting his new EP “Jameson.” [9:30 p.m., Complex Oakland, 420 14th St., Oakland]

Ween: The band, which started in the 1980s with a cassette tape release and has played styles from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative, opens a two-night engagement. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Attractive Camp Comedy: Nicole Calasich hosts the every last-Wednesday-of-the-month standup comedy battle, with performers taking on racism, sexism, hypocrisy, bigotry, pseudo-intellectualism and more. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave.. S.F.]

Wall Street: The Oscar-winning film by Oliver Stone that defined the excess of the 1980s gets a big-screen re-release as the U.S. nears the 30th anniversary of one of its biggest financial collapses. [2 and 7 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F,;
Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Music on the Plaza
: Pride & Joy, the popular Bay Area party band playing timeless pop and soul, closes the free summer concert series. [6 to 8 p.m., Sunvalley Shopping Center, 1 Sunvalley Mall, Concord]

Toadies, Local H: The alt-rock band from Fort Worth, Texas co-headlines with the Chicago modern rockers who broke through in the 1990s. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]


Vagabon: The act is the project of indie rocker Laeitia Tamko, whose debut recording “Infinite Worlds” reflects her diverse interests in African music from her childhood, punk and electronic-leaning instrumentation. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Painters Exploring Italy: Bay Area artists Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth show videos and speak about their work, created on extensive visits to the country, and in studio paintings inspired by their trips. [6:30 p.m., Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; RSVP at]

Reach for the Stars!: The Tenderloin Museum, featuring a show of works by local artist Ira Watkins, hosts the $25-per-person party and fundraiser for Up On Top, a nonprofit providing safe after-school and summer programs for kids in the Tenderloin and Western Addition. [6 to 8 p.m., 398 Eddy St., S.F.]

Clickshare: American Conservatory Theater masters’ students open a three-night run of Lucas Kavner’s funny satire of the internet age in which story content literally goes viral. [7:30 p.m., Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Tahir Hemphill: The artist speaks about his solo exhibition “Mapper’s Delight,” a collection of photographic prints based on data mined from rap lyrics alongside new sculptural and 3D printed work. [7:30 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Serenity-Tranquil Place: A show by five artists, whose paintings and other works are meant to be intriguing as well as reduce stress and anxiety, opens with at reception. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UCSF Women’s Health Center, 2356 Sutter St., S.F.]

James Graham Dance: The troupe premieres “Alpha Mouse,” an evening-length dance-theater work with a cast of 13 that looks at “gender equality and the desire to understand.” [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Night at the Jewseum-Myths and Monsters: The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s after hours party, in conjunction with the “Jewish Folktales Retold” exhibition, includes a “Thriller” dance drop-in, monster movie cave ping-pong and cocktails. [6:30 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Attractive Camp ComedyBayBoogyCalendarGooniesIsa GucciardiKristie MiddletonLocal HPeter ClinesPreserving San Francisco’s 20th c. Musical LandscapeToadiesVagabonWeen

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