Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu’s “Kanakolu – 30 Years of Hula,” a retrospective of the Hawiaan dance troupe’s vast body of work, is onstage for four performances at the Palace of Fine Arts beginning Saturday. (Courtesy Lin Cariffe)

Oct. 16-17: “Lounging Man” Music Festival, Uncharted, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, Lit Crawl


“Lounging Man” Music Festival: The lineup includes Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine, The Lampshades, Project: Pimento, Uke-Hunt and Lee Vilensky Trio. [7:30 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Uncharted: The third annual, two-day festival of ideas includes appearances by robotics expert Chris Anderson, formerly of Wired; Timothy Caulfield, author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?” and other innovators in technology, science, culture, politics, education, food, public policy, business, activism and the arts. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Diego’s Umbrella: The San Francisco-based Gypsy band celebrates the release of “Songs For the Juerga.” [9 p.m., Social Hall, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

Verso: The new 14,000-square-foot nightclub in the Mid-Market district run by the PlumpJack group opens. [9 p.m., 1525 Mission St., S.F.]

DJ Harvey: Though the 40-year veteran is often called a “disco DJ,” the party guy plays everything including funk, techno, house and psychedelic rock. [9:30 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Leanne Borghesi: The singer’s cabaret act include Latin, jazz and Broadway and tunes sung by Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt and Rosemary Clooney. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Bobby Lee: The comic, of “MAD TV” and “Chelsea Lately” fame, headlines; Jak Knight and Shanti Charan open. [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Megan Slankard: The quirky San Francisco singer-songwriter appears with guest Peter Case in a concert to benefit breast cancer research. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

[Art is AHULA in leslie folder COURTESY LIN CARIFFE]
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu’s “Kanakolu – 30 Years of Hula,” a retrospective of the Hawiaan dance troupe’s vast body of work, is onstage for four performances at the Palace of Fine Arts.


Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu: The celebrated Hawaiian dance troupe, which cultivates tradition and finds new expression, presents a 30th anniversary show featuring old favorites and premiere pieces. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Lit Crawl: The 11th annual event presents an astonishing 101 readings and sessions including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and comedy in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and a police station. [6 to 9:30 p.m., The Mission, S.F.; www.litquake.com]

Deafheaven: The San Francisco metal band is promoting its recent, third studio album, “New Bermuda.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Art & Pumpkin Festival: The 45th annual gathering — a two-day event showcasing a 1,969-pound champion gourd and offering art, carving, refreshments, entertainment and activities for kids — begins. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Half Moon Bay]

Sir Alex Ferguson: The soccer coach, famed for his record-breaking spell leading Manchester United, discusses his 49-year career while promoting his autobiography “Leading.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lily Cai Dance Company: The San Francisco troupe — known for blending ancient Chinese and modern American forms — presents a home concert including the world premiere of “Shanghai Women,” “Xing” and “Silk Cascade.” [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

YACHT: Young Americans Challenging High Technology, a Los Angeles based conceptual pop group, plays its new release “I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler.” [10 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

The Wailin’ Jennys: Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse make up the acclaimed, exquisite folk-roots trio. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University]

Neil Young + Promise of the Real: The iconic rocker, appearing with Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Anthony Logerfo, Corey McCormick and Tato Melgar, is playing tunes from his entire catalog and new album “The Monsanto Years.” [7 p.m., Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley]

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