Two days of rock — and more — to benefit animal welfare

Former A’s manager Tony LaRussa and a host of performers take the stage this weekend to support Animal Rescue Foundation with two benefit shows: ARF Rocks at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Stars to the Rescue XVII at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Friday’s lineup includes the Brooklyn-based ZO2 — which has been described as a cross between Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Audioslave and Stone Temple Pilots — along with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and “Rock Star INXS” runner-up Marty Casey and Lovehammers.

Saturday night’s program stars comic Rob Schneider, singer Paula Cole and Jefferson Starship’s Craig Chaquico.

Both shows are at the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Tickets are $50 to $125 for Friday’s event and $100 to $200 for Saturday’s performance. Call (925) 943-SHOW or visit www.lesherartscenter.org.

artsentertainmentOther Arts

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Although The City has been shut down and largely empty, people have enjoyed gathering in places such as Dolores Park. <ins>(Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>
Come back to San Francisco: The City needs you now

Time to get out of the house, people. The City’s been lonely… Continue reading

A surveillance camera outside Macy’s at Union Square on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Is the tide turning against surveillance cameras in SF?

Crime-fighting camera networks are springing up in commercial areas all around San… Continue reading

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott speaks alongside Mayor London Breed at a news conference about 2019 crime statistics at SFPD headquarters on Jan. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What the media gets wrong about crime in San Francisco

By Lincoln Mitchell Special to The Examiner Seemingly every day now, you… Continue reading

Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for her comments in Guatemala earlier this week. (Examiner file photo.)
SF immigration advocates slam Kamala Harris’ ‘betrayal’ to her past

Kamala Harris’ comments earlier this week discouraging Central Americans from traveling to… Continue reading

Youth activists with the Sunrise Movement march along a rural road during their two-week trek from Paradise to San Francisco to call attention to an increase in deadly wildfires as a result of climate change on June 2, 2021. (Photo by Brooke Anderson)
Weeks-long climate march culminates on the Golden Gate Bridge

Lola’s alarm goes off most mornings before dawn. The 17-year-old high school… Continue reading

Most Read