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

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

“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.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

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]

Just Posted

E-scooter company Skip announces layoffs after losing SF permit

San Francisco-based e-scooter company Skip this week announced pending layoffs for roughly… Continue reading

Juul suspends sale of flavored e-cigarettes

San Francisco-based e-cigarette maker Juul Labs announced Thursday that it is suspending… Continue reading

Health department human resources director stepping down

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s human resources director has announced… Continue reading

SF files motion to dismiss NRA’s lawsuit over ‘domestic terrorist’ label

San Francisco filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against… Continue reading

Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after a… Continue reading

Most Read