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Courtesy PhotoMolly Ringwald will be talking about her new novel at the Verdi Club at 8 p.m.

Molly Ringwald at the Verdi Club and other local events

Who’s in town Actress and author Molly Ringwald talks about her new…

Courtesy PhotoMolly Ringwald will be talking about her new novel at the Verdi Club at 8 p.m.
Courtesy photoFringe benefits: The 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival

The 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival begins with ‘The Good, The Bad and The Stupid’

Who’s in townSeyed Mousavian, formerly of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and…

Courtesy photoFringe benefits: The 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival
Courtesy photoPsychedelic soul: King Khan and the Shrines appear at The Great American Music Hall. “Bite My Tongue” is the new song by the psychedelic-soul band

King Khan and the Shrines play Great American Music Hall

Who’s in townScience-fiction author William Gibson, whose works include the cyberpunk novel…

Courtesy photoPsychedelic soul: King Khan and the Shrines appear at The Great American Music Hall. “Bite My Tongue” is the new song by the psychedelic-soul band

Plenty of events around SF for the Labor Day weekend

Something to read Madness, Rack, and HoneyBy Mary Ruefle ($25)The accomplished poet…

Courtesy photoFamily biking classes: Back-to-school season is a great time to start building a bike-to-school habit. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a free three-part Family Biking Class series.

Bike back to school

FRIDAYMystery novelist: Author Louise Penny talks about “The Beautiful Mystery,”  her latest…

Courtesy photoFamily biking classes: Back-to-school season is a great time to start building a bike-to-school habit. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a free three-part Family Biking Class series.
Courtesy photoBlues band: The Daniel Castro Band

The Daniel Castro Band performs at Biscuits and Blues

Who’s in townRock, folk and country singer-songwriter Erica Sunshine Lee performs a…

Courtesy photoBlues band: The Daniel Castro Band
Courtesy photoLocal history: The evening features a screening of the 1917 short documentary “Twin Peaks Tunnel.” Guest speakers include film preservationist Rob Byrne.

California Historical Society screens ‘Twin Peaks Tunnel’

Who’s in townMarine biologist and dolphin-protection advocate Maddalena Bearzi speaks about her…

Courtesy photoLocal history: The evening features a screening of the 1917 short documentary “Twin Peaks Tunnel.” Guest speakers include film preservationist Rob Byrne.
Courtesy photoPiano duo: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. The pianist duo of Daniel Glover

Daniel Glover and Thomas Hansen featured in Noontime Concerts’ ‘Piano Month’

Who’s in townBrad Parsons, a folk-rock singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore., performs with…

Courtesy photoPiano duo: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. The pianist duo of Daniel Glover
Courtesy photoDance concert: WestWave Dance presents an evening of work by San Francisco choreographer Maurya Kerr and her dance company

WestWave Dance presents work by S.F. choreographer Maurya Kerr

Who’s in townContemporary-blues guitarist and keyboardist Lucky Peterson performs at Biscuits and…

Courtesy photoDance concert: WestWave Dance presents an evening of work by San Francisco choreographer Maurya Kerr and her dance company
mike koozmin/The s.f. examinerAmerica’s Cup viewing: What’s the best way to see the America’s Cup races? On bike

Ride your bike out to the America’s Cup races

FRIDAYGirl bands: Two local girl bands appear in concert. The Hot Toddies…

mike koozmin/The s.f. examinerAmerica’s Cup viewing: What’s the best way to see the America’s Cup races? On bike
Courtesy photoAmbitious dance: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb

Elizabeth Streb leads open rehearsal with local choreographers

Who’s in townAnthropologist and UCLA professor Jorja Leap talks about “Jumped In:…

Courtesy photoAmbitious dance: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb
Courtesy photoLouisiana blues: Modern swamp-blues artist and Louisiana native Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s.

Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s

Who’s in townBehavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely discusses cheating, dishonesty…

Courtesy photoLouisiana blues: Modern swamp-blues artist and Louisiana native Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s.
Courtesy photoMidday music: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. Pianist Sandra Shen performs works by Bach

Noontime Concerts presents a ‘Piano Month’ featuring Sandra Shen

Who’s in townMusical theater and cabaret star Barbara Cook, whose award-winning career…

Courtesy photoMidday music: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. Pianist Sandra Shen performs works by Bach
Courtesy photoCabaret benefit: Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents a benefit cabaret. Guests include “American Idol” season 7 finalist David Hernandez

Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation holds benefit featuring ‘Idol’ finalist David Hernandez

Who’s in townComedian Sammy K. Obeid, a member of the CoExist? and…

Courtesy photoCabaret benefit: Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents a benefit cabaret. Guests include “American Idol” season 7 finalist David Hernandez
Courtesy photoPedalfest: One of the biggest bike bashes of the year

Bring your bike to Pedalfest in Oakland

FRIDAYRock band: Howlin Rain, a San Francisco band with a psychedelic, bluesy…

Courtesy photoPedalfest: One of the biggest bike bashes of the year
Courtesy photoMusical theater: SF Playhouse presents a new production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair Lady.” The stripped-down version of the show emphasizes Eliza’s emotional journey.

SF Playhouse presents new production of ‘My Fair Lady’

Who’s in townDustin Thomason, a Los Angeles-based TV writer and novelist, talks…

Courtesy photoMusical theater: SF Playhouse presents a new production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair Lady.” The stripped-down version of the show emphasizes Eliza’s emotional journey.
Courtesy photoMidday music: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. Pianist Hilda Huang performs works by Bach

Pianist Hilda Huang performs at Noontime Concerts’ ‘Piano Month’

Who’s in townPerformance artist, playwright and gender theorist Kate Bornstein talks about…

Courtesy photoMidday music: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. Pianist Hilda Huang performs works by Bach
Courtesy photoFins are in: Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week. Attractions include a 3-D film about sharks and a “Feed the Sharks” tour.

Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week

Who’s in townBlues guitarist Coco Montoya performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8…

Courtesy photoFins are in: Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week. Attractions include a 3-D film about sharks and a “Feed the Sharks” tour.

Learn about the boom and the bust of the Old West

Something to read</p> "Desert America"  By Rubén Martínez ($28)In a volume subtitled…

Courtesy photoCircus time: Shaolin kung fu warriors are among the acts in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Dragons

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Dragons’

Who’s in townComedian Loni Love performs. “Chelsea Lately,” “D. L. Hughley Breaks…

Courtesy photoCircus time: Shaolin kung fu warriors are among the acts in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Dragons