The List: Masters at Shoreline

Heavy metal’s big names — we’re talking Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell and Motörhead — join forces this summer for the Metal Masters tour. It’s a rather fitting name for a rock-out session featuring some of metal’s most influential acts. After all, each band has single-handedly served up some serious head-banging riffs over the years, securing a place in rock ’n’ roll history.

Judas Priest, led by the instantly recognizable Rob Halford, holds court as the headlining act. Formed in 1970, Judas Priest, along with Black Sabbath, is often credited with shaping heavy metal music as we know it today. A piece of the Bay Area’s own metal music history, Testament, rounds out the lineup.

The Metal Masters tour hits the Shoreline Amphitheatre on Sunday.

Shearwater

  • Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
  • The band’s 2007 release “Palo Santo” was deemed album of the year by NPR.
  • When: 8 p.m. today
  • Info: (415) 885-0750
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Marc Broussard

  • The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco
  • The Bayou soul singer mixes funk, soul, R&B and rock to create his sound.
  • When: 9 p.m. Saturday
  • Info: (415) 771-1421
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Laura Gibson

  • Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.
  • The Portland-based singer-songwriter plays a nylon-stringed guitar. 
  • When: 8 p.m. Sunday
  • Info: (415) 861-5016, www.cafedunord.com
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Polvo

  • Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.
  • The influential noise rockers’ name means “dust” in Spanish. 
  • When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
  • Info: (415) 474-0365, www.ticketweb.com
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Best stage

“Frozen’’

  • The show explores the nature of evil and forgiveness.
  • When: Friday through Sept. 14
  • Where: Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.
  • Info: (510) 568-4118, www.eastenders.org
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“Friends Are Forever’’

  • The comedy is about three gay couples as they experience friendship, love, fidelity and infidelity.
  • When: Through Sept. 21
  • Where: New Conservatory Theatre Center,
  • 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
  • Info: (415) 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org
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“Bad Habits”

  • The comedy follows two competing medical facilities that treat people for their bad habits.
  • When: Through Saturday
  • Where: Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St., S.F.
  • Info: (415) 861-5079, www.therhino.org
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“Grey Gardens’’

  • The musical brings to life a tale of fallen American royalty.
  • When: Through Sept. 14
  • Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View
  • Info: (650) 903-6000, www.mvcpa.com
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“Fool for Love”

  • Sam Shepard’s love tragedy illustrates an ill-fated love connection.
  • When: Through Sept. 6
  • Where: Actors Theatre of San Francisco, 855 Bush St., San Francisco
  • Info: (415) 345-1287, www.actorstheatresf.org
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Best gatherings

Architecture and the City Festival

  • The nation’s largest architectural festival showcases tours, films and lectures.
  • When: Monday through Sept. 30
  • Where: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter St., #600, San Francisco.
  • Info: (415) 362-7397, www.aiasf.org
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Outdoor Cinema Comes Inside

  • Red Hill Books hosts a screening of independent short films for kids.
  • When: 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Red Hill Books, 401 Cortland St., S.F.
  • Info: (415) 648-5331
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Just for laughs

  • Comedian D.L. Hughley performs
  • When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday; 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.
  • Info: (415) 928-4320, www.cobbscomedyclub.com
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Urban Kidz Film Series

  • It’s an offshoot of the San Francisco Black Film Festival for children ages 5 to 12.
  • When: Ongoing
  • Where: Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
  • Info: (415) 358-7200, www.moadsf.org
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Sunday streets

  • San Francisco streets will be open for fun, healthy recreational activities and closed to cars.
  • When: 9 a.m. Sunday
  • Where: Visit Web site for locations
  • Info: www.sundaystreetssf.com/
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Best hardcore metal

Darkest Hour is among the acts scheduled to appear in Thrash and Burn in the Grand Ballroom of the Regency Center. Other bands on the heavy-duty bill are Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Light This City, Arsis, Arsonists, Get All The Girls, After the Burial and more. The show starts at 5 p.m. Sunday;  the Regency Center is located at Van Ness Avenue and Sutter Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $18 to $20. For information, visit www.goldenvoice.com.

 

Best outdoors

Shakespeare in the Park

  • A free performance of the heroic adventure “Pericles” is performed at the Presidio.
  • When: Saturday through Sept. 21
  • Where: Main Parade Ground Lawn, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.
  • Info: www.sfshakes.org
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Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

  • Festival revelers transform downtown Millbrae into a Mardi Gras-style party.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Where: Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae
  • Info: (650) 697-7324, www.miramarevents.com   
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Belmont Greek Festival

  • The celebration of Greek culture features homemade food, live music and a children’s area.
  • When: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Monday
  • Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont
  • Info: (650) 591-4447, www.goholycross.org
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Slow Food Rocks

  • The Slow Food movement concerts feature Gnarls Barkley, Ozomatli, New Pornographers and Medeski Martin & Wood on Saturday; and Phil Lesh & Friends, G. Love & Special Sauce, and the John Butler Trio on Sunday.
  • When: 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Where: Great Meadow, Fort Mason, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
  • Info: (877) 655-4849, www.slowfoodrocks.com
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Best exhibits

Frida’s anniversary

  • The exhibition includes 50 paintings from Frida Kahlo's career
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
  • 151 Third St., San Francisco
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To commemorate the centennial of Frida Kahlo’s birth, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the renowned Mexican artist’s work, from the beginning of her career to her death. From paintings to personal photographs, visitors get a chance to see a collection of art that spans her entire career.

Dance in California

  • San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, San Francisco War Memorial Veteran’s Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., Fourth Floor, San Francisco
  • The history and artistic range of modern dance in California is traced with photographs and documents.
  • When: Ongoing
  • Info: (415) 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org
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‘Simply Shaker’

  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
  • The Ben and Toby Rose Collection highlights masterpieces of Shaker furniture, and includes objects representing Shaker life and Shaker style.
  • When: Through Nov. 2 
  • Info: (415) 227-4888, www.mocfa.org
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‘Tasty’

  • Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St., San Francisco
  • Artists with developmental disabilities serve up a tantalizing smorgasbord of art inspired by food.
  • When: Through Oct. 1
  • Info: (415) 863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org
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