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Vic Mensa is photographed backstage during the 2015 Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Columbia, Md. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

June 29: LGBT youth, Vic Mensa and more

Who’s in town Michael B. Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United…

Vic Mensa is photographed backstage during the 2015 Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Columbia, Md. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Indie pop: Globe-trotting singer Mitski, whose most recent album is the critically praised “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” is known for high-energy live shows. (Courtesy photo)

June 30: Kim Kardashian, Television and more

Who’s in town Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian is discussing her new book,…

Indie pop: Globe-trotting singer Mitski, whose most recent album is the critically praised “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” is known for high-energy live shows. (Courtesy photo)
Castle Rock State Park’s hike-in campground has 20 first-come, first-served campsites that make for a quick overnight escape. (Courtesy WeekendSherpa.com)

June 26-27: Circus Bella, freestyle music and more

A great hike King of the Castle: It’s Saturday morning and you…

Castle Rock State Park’s hike-in campground has 20 first-come, first-served campsites that make for a quick overnight escape. (Courtesy WeekendSherpa.com)
Algiers, a worldbeat-punk band releasing its self-titled debut on Matador Records later this year, has previously opened for British band Interpol.

June 23: Algiers, ‘Jaws’ and more

Who’s in town Environmental journalist Fred Pearce questions invasive species’ bad reputation…

Algiers, a worldbeat-punk band releasing its self-titled debut on Matador Records later this year, has previously opened for British band Interpol.
Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, subject of the film “Love & Mercy,” shares a bill with Rodriguez, star of the Oscar-winning “Searching for Sugar Man.” [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga] (AP/INVISION/ Casey Curry)

June 18: Brian Wilson, Rodriguez and “Magicians”

Who’s in town Lev Grossman is marking the paperback release of “The…

Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, subject of the film “Love & Mercy,” shares a bill with Rodriguez, star of the Oscar-winning “Searching for Sugar Man.” [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga] (AP/INVISION/ Casey Curry)
KARL WALLINGER OF WORLD PARTY

June 17: World Party, one-woman show and more

Who’s in town Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough shares the…

KARL WALLINGER OF WORLD PARTY
Grammy-winning country-rock singer Shelby Lynne is playing music from her latest album, “I Can Imagine.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.] [COURTESY PHOTO]

June 15: Shelby Lynne, Maggie Nelson and more

Who’s in town Asali Solomon’s debut novel, “Disgruntled,” follows a restless 8-year-old…

Grammy-winning country-rock singer Shelby Lynne is playing music from her latest album, “I Can Imagine.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.] [COURTESY PHOTO]
JOHNNYSWIM, which taps the folk-rock power of married couple Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, is touring to promote the full-length album “Diamonds.” [COURTESY PHOTO]

June 16: JOHNNYSWIM, pigeon feet and more

Who’s in town North Korean defector Joseph Kim, author of “Under the…

JOHNNYSWIM, which taps the folk-rock power of married couple Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, is touring to promote the full-length album “Diamonds.” [COURTESY PHOTO]
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June 14: Sunday Streets, Doobie Brothers and more

Something to read The Argonauts By Maggie Nelson ($23) The Bay Area…

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Sunday Streets: The Great Highway from Sloat Boulevard to Lincoln Way will be closed to cars and open to people biking, walking and skating (and dancing).

June 12-14: World Cup viewing, Docfest and more

A GREAT ADVENTURE Weekend Sherpa Adventure Challenge: Here comes the 2015 Weekend…

Sunday Streets: The Great Highway from Sloat Boulevard to Lincoln Way will be closed to cars and open to people biking, walking and skating (and dancing).
COURTESY  PHOTOSan Francisco singer-songwriter Anthony Bello presents an evening of Irish and rock music at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on St. Patrick’s Day.

Time for green beer and the luck of the Irish

Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day are underway. Here are a few ways…

COURTESY  PHOTOSan Francisco singer-songwriter Anthony Bello presents an evening of Irish and rock music at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on St. Patrick’s Day.
courtesy sfbike.org<p>Coffee Club: Calling all women who ride (or who want to ride) bicycles: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Women Bike SF program

Feb. 6-7: Black History Month, baseball films and more

A great bike ride Coffee Club: Calling all women who ride (or…

courtesy sfbike.org<p>Coffee Club: Calling all women who ride (or who want to ride) bicycles: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Women Bike SF program
Courtesy photoThe young troubadour plays rock classics

Nov. 27: Acoustic tunes, a Turkey Trail Trot and more

Who's in town After your holiday dinner, feast on festive acoustic tunes…

Courtesy photoThe young troubadour plays rock classics
COURTESY JOSE GUZMAN COLONSan Francisco’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – including

Sisters host sixth ‘Project Nunway’

Catholicism's little drab dress – the nun's habit – has changed little…

COURTESY JOSE GUZMAN COLONSan Francisco’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – including
Weekendsherpa.com<p>Shiny surfaces: Not even Tinker Bell can compete with the trail of stardust you'll leave in your wake while paddling the pristine waters of Tomales Bay in Point Reyes. The next several weeks are ideal for seeing the glittering display of plankton glowing on the water's surface

Nov. 7-8: Goddess festival, comedy and more

FRIDAY Goddess festival: The three-day Goddess Harvest Festival, which honors Mother Earth,…

Weekendsherpa.com<p>Shiny surfaces: Not even Tinker Bell can compete with the trail of stardust you'll leave in your wake while paddling the pristine waters of Tomales Bay in Point Reyes. The next several weeks are ideal for seeing the glittering display of plankton glowing on the water's surface
Courtesy photo<p>Jazz: The diverse American jazz singer Karrin Allyson is known for her scatting as well as interpretations of the Great American Songbook

Nov. 6: Jazz, Oddball Films and more

Who's in town Wayans family scion Damon Wayans, whose credits include "In…

Courtesy photo<p>Jazz: The diverse American jazz singer Karrin Allyson is known for her scatting as well as interpretations of the Great American Songbook
COURTESY PHOTOLance Knobel is the curator of Berkeley’s “Uncharted

Berkeley's ‘Uncharted’ idea festival goes into year two

Lance Knobel, founder of the news site Berkeleyside.com, talks about “Uncharted: The…

COURTESY PHOTOLance Knobel is the curator of Berkeley’s “Uncharted
COURTESY  PHOTOSitcom producer Steven Levitan – whose hits include “Modern Family

Steven Levitan shares ‘Modern Family’ album snapshots

Once upon a time, television audiences thought the Ricardos were a very…

COURTESY  PHOTOSitcom producer Steven Levitan – whose hits include “Modern Family
COURTESY  PHOTOJordan Belfort

Wolf of Wall Street hits Bay Area

If people learn from their mistakes, Jordan Belfort may be one of…

COURTESY  PHOTOJordan Belfort
Courtesy photoDiane Amos will receive the Comedy Legend Award at San Francisco’s 34th Comedy Day on Sunday in Golden Gate Park.

Performers prepping A-games to honor Williams

For audiences, San Francisco’s free Comedy Day promises 5½ hours of laughs.…

Courtesy photoDiane Amos will receive the Comedy Legend Award at San Francisco’s 34th Comedy Day on Sunday in Golden Gate Park.