Bay Area cabaret artist Tom Reardon opens a two-night engagement at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy photo)

Bay Area cabaret artist Tom Reardon opens a two-night engagement at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 16-17: Tom Reardon, Ayize Jama-Everett, Zedd, Big Book Sale

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

Tom Reardon: The Bay Area cabaret and theater artist (and Alameda County judge) honors the spirit of Frank Sinatra on the centennial of his birth in the new show, “Until the Night.” [7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Ayize Jama-Everett: The author celebrates the release of two science fiction-fantasy novels from his “Liminal” series, “The Entropy of Bones” and “The Liminal War.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Zedd: The German electronic musician, producer and DJ appears in the first of a two-night San Francisco gig. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. St., S.F.]

The Steepwater Band: The Chicago-based group calls its signature sound “a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach.” [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Daniel Siegel: The psychiatrist and UCLA scholar talks about his best-selling title, “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.” [7:30 p.m., Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton]

The Big Book Sale: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library continue their multi-day extravaganza featuring more than 500,000 books, DVDs/CDs, audio books, vinyl and other forms of media on sale for $3 or less. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason. Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Debate watch party: The Roxie and League Of Pissed Off Voters host a “Republican Debate Watch Party for the ages,” introduced by LGBT rights activist and former California state assemblyman Tom Ammiano. [5 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

Stephanie Clifford: The New York Times reporter, who has been described as “a modern-day Edith Wharton,” talks about her acclaimed debut novel “Everybody Rise.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio: Hosted by Dan St. Paul, the evening of standup features Will Durst, Eloisa Bravo, Nick Leonard and Lydia Popovich. [8 p.m., 3158 Mission St., S.F]

Art Night SF: Galleries, museums, nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists championing the arts in San Francisco host a launch party and outdoor exhibition of work by emerging and established local artists. [5 to 7 p.m., UN Plaza, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

Three emerging authors: Short story writer Siamak Vossoughi speaks about his award-winning collection “Better Than War,” composer-Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins talks about her poetry book “Divinity School” and San Francisco poet and graphic designer Tracey Knapp discusses “Mouth.” [7 p.m., Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Donald Jans: The screenwriter and former finance analyst is promoting his funny debut novel, “Freaks I’ve Met.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Elissa Shevinsky: The tech veteran and editor talks about “The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture,” an essay collection that illustrates the split between stated ideals of tech companies and the realities of the workplace culture for women. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Night at the Jewseum:Soul: The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s after hours event in honor of the High Holidays and Amy Winehouse exhibit includes music by Bart Davenport, “Amy makeovers,” cocktails and soul party dancing. [6 to 9 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

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