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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…

 

“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…

 

Oakland native Kehlani, who sang on the sixth season of “America’s Got Talent,” is drawing international acclaim for her 2015 mixtape “You Should Be Here.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; sold out] (Courtesy Arturo Torres)

July 27: Kehlani, Laborfest and more

Who’s in town Chris Staples, former lead singer of indie-rock band Twothirtyeight,…

 

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
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.
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)
Rock show: Chicago grunge-pop band Lever is playing songs from its debut album, “Hover Board,” and more. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)

July 6: Lever, poetry and more

Who’s in town Imbibe executive editor Paul Clarke shares the secrets to…

Rock show: Chicago grunge-pop band Lever is playing songs from its debut album, “Hover Board,” and more. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.] (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)
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.
Set high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mount Madonna County Park comprises 3,200 acres of beautiful secluded land filled with redwoods, hiking trails, four campgrounds and five awesome yurts. (COURTESY WEEKENDSHERPA.COM)

June 19-20: Warped Tour, City Hall party and more

A great hike Glamping with Madonna: Set high in the Santa Cruz…

Set high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mount Madonna County Park comprises 3,200 acres of beautiful secluded land filled with redwoods, hiking trails, four campgrounds and five awesome yurts. (COURTESY WEEKENDSHERPA.COM)
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
Courtesy PhotoComic Tommy Johnagin

Comic Tommy Johnagin performs at the Punch Line

Who’s in town New York Times columnist and best-selling author Gail Collins…

Courtesy PhotoComic Tommy Johnagin
Courtesy PhotoEmily Jane White

Emily Jane White performs at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall

Who’s in town Joseph Stiglitz, professor at Columbia University and Nobel Prize…

Courtesy PhotoEmily Jane White