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Just in time for Halloween, “sonic archaeologist” Jill Tracy conducts her Musical Séance (with Paul Mercer) at the Presidio Officers Club and Lost Church. (Courtesy Audrey Penven)

Halloween’s not just for kids anymore

Here’s a short list of parties in The City and beyond: THURSDAY,…

 

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August 2: Jerry Day, Silent Disco and more

How to Entertain, Distract, and Unplug Your Kids By Matthew Jervis ($14.95)…

 

Darius Rucker performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

July 31: Stern Grove Festival, hiking and more

A great hike Goating strong: Go on a hike on Goat Hill…

 

Danzig will perform at the Warfield on Thursday. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

July 30: Danzig, futuristic films and more

Who’s in town Pulitzer-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik’s book “Big Science” chronicles the…

Danzig will perform at the Warfield on Thursday. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
“San Francisco Neon” authors Al Barna and Randall Homan are sharing stories of The City’s neon legacy before a screening of “The Lady From Shanghai.” The 1947 film noir features shots of San Francisco’s neon-drenched Chinatown. [6:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.] (Photo courtesy  Al Barna and Randall  Homan)

July 29: Neon city, Jimmy Carter and more

Who’s in town Former President Jimmy Carter is signing copies of his…

“San Francisco Neon” authors Al Barna and Randall Homan are sharing stories of The City’s neon legacy before a screening of “The Lady From Shanghai.” The 1947 film noir features shots of San Francisco’s neon-drenched Chinatown. [6:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.] (Photo courtesy  Al Barna and Randall  Homan)
Influential punk band Stiff Little Fingers, which formed in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is performing songs from its latest album, “No Going Back,” and more. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

July 28: Stiff Little Fingers, comedy and more

Who’s in town Gary Hart, former presidential candidate and senator from Colorado,…

Influential punk band Stiff Little Fingers, which formed in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is performing songs from its latest album, “No Going Back,” and more. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)
Pedalfest at Jack London Square

July 24-25: ODC Dance, Berkeley Kite Festival and more

A great brunch S.F. brunch: Have a picnic on the pier in…

Pedalfest at Jack London Square
The New Zealand band Katchafire, a Maori group that performs original roots-reggae material, is bringing its summer tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

July 22: Katchafire, plankton appreciation and more

Who's in town Pokey LaFarge, whose material draws from early jazz, ragtime…

The New Zealand band Katchafire, a Maori group that performs original roots-reggae material, is bringing its summer tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)
Michael Clifford, left, and Luke Hemmings, of 5 Seconds of Summer, perform at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

July 21: 5 Seconds of Summer, black holes and more

Who’s in town University of Arizona professor Renu Malhotra is speaking about…

Michael Clifford, left, and Luke Hemmings, of 5 Seconds of Summer, perform at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Henhouse Prowlers, a band whose music contains both bluegrass roots elements and an original vibe, is performing a concert of new material. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

July 20: Henhouse Prowlers, comedy and more

Who’s in town Jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin, appearing with his electro-acoustic quartet,…

Henhouse Prowlers, a band whose music contains both bluegrass roots elements and an original vibe, is performing a concert of new material. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)
The Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve has redwood bridges, picnic areas, wildlife, wildflowers, and a terrific hiking and mountain-biking trail with sweeping views.

July 17-18: RAWdance, comedy and more

A great hike Coyote calling: Ah, that new open-space smell! Saved from…

The Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve has redwood bridges, picnic areas, wildlife, wildflowers, and a terrific hiking and mountain-biking trail with sweeping views.
Paper/Garment” showcases the fashions created by students, ages 9-12, from SFArtsED Summer Fashion Camp. [Noon-6 p.m., 2291 Third St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

July 16: Keb’ Mo’, Beat poetry and more

Who’s in town Travel writer Christopher P. Baker shares tips about visiting…

Paper/Garment” showcases the fashions created by students, ages 9-12, from SFArtsED Summer Fashion Camp. [Noon-6 p.m., 2291 Third St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)
San Clemente’s Fu Manchu celebrates its 25th anniversary by playing “King Of The Road” in its entirety. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)

July 15: Fu Manchu, Doug Benson and more

Who’s in town Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who led the American offensive against…

San Clemente’s Fu Manchu celebrates its 25th anniversary by playing “King Of The Road” in its entirety. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)
Comedian Janine Brito, who has appeared on “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell,” is performing. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.] Courtesy photo

July 14: Janine Brito, Bastille Day and more

Who’s in town Ernest Cline, whose book “Ready Player One” is being…

Comedian Janine Brito, who has appeared on “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell,” is performing. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.] Courtesy photo
Rock show: The minimalist rockers of Shellac are promoting their latest album, “Dude Incredible.” [9 p.m., New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland] (Courtesy Photo)

July 13: Shellac, comedy and more

Who’s in town Psychologist and poet Adrienne Amundsen, who works with the…

Rock show: The minimalist rockers of Shellac are promoting their latest album, “Dude Incredible.” [9 p.m., New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland] (Courtesy Photo)
Photo of the Week: Lil Miss Hot Mess competes in the amateur division of the 52nd annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest at Union Square on Thursday. Cable car gripman Byron Cobb won the pro division. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

July 12: Frida challenge, Stern Grove Festival and more

Something to read Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami By…

Photo of the Week: Lil Miss Hot Mess competes in the amateur division of the 52nd annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest at Union Square on Thursday. Cable car gripman Byron Cobb won the pro division. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Latin sounds: Latin rock band Ozomatli is performing with Oakland-born drummer Sheila E. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga] (Courtesy Photo)

July 9: Masanori Murakami, comedy and more

Who’s in town Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch is discussing her new novel,…

Latin sounds: Latin rock band Ozomatli is performing with Oakland-born drummer Sheila E. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga] (Courtesy Photo)
If you like hiking through forests thick with redwood trees that level out to panoramic ocean views, and encountering practically no one along the way, then get to Butano State Park. [Courtesy WeekendSherpa.com]

July 3-4: WorldOne Festival, fireworks and more

A great hike Red and blue and you: If you like hiking…

If you like hiking through forests thick with redwood trees that level out to panoramic ocean views, and encountering practically no one along the way, then get to Butano State Park. [Courtesy WeekendSherpa.com]
The Fillmore Jazz Festival includes performances by Shayna Steele and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F.; fillmorejazzfestival.com] (Courtesy Photo)

July 5: Fillmore Jazz Festival, Exploratorium and more

Something to read The Chart of Tomorrows By Chris Willrich ($18) A…

The Fillmore Jazz Festival includes performances by Shayna Steele and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F.; fillmorejazzfestival.com] (Courtesy Photo)
Concert fundraiser: San Francisco punk band One-Armed Joey and Deep Six are performing at a fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; www.sffcpf.org] (Courtesy Photo)

July 2: Johnny Mathis, comedy and more

Who’s in town Singer Johnny Mathis is performing hits such as “Chances…

Concert fundraiser: San Francisco punk band One-Armed Joey and Deep Six are performing at a fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; www.sffcpf.org] (Courtesy Photo)