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June 4: Dave Chappelle, Union Square festival and more

Who’s in town Comedian Dave Chappelle, star of “Chappelle’s Show,” is performing.…

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Courtesy photoSan Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is playing swinging jazz and blues perfect for boogying. [6 p.m.

June 3: Slim Jenkins, Mark Bittman and more

Who’s in town Journalist Oscar Martinez of El Salvador is using Skype…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is playing swinging jazz and blues perfect for boogying. [6 p.m.
Courtesy photo<p>Punk rock: Teenage Bottlerocket is playing Wyoming-bred punk rock. [9 p.m.

June 2: Teenage Bottlerocket, Green Film Festival and more

Who's in town Altruism in effect: Buddhist monk, activist and scientist Matthieu…

Courtesy photo<p>Punk rock: Teenage Bottlerocket is playing Wyoming-bred punk rock. [9 p.m.
Courtesy photoFowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m.

June 1: Fowler, Disney film and more

Who's in town Ben Stewart, head of media at Greenpeace, discusses environmental…

Courtesy photoFowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m.
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May 31: Marathon, brunch and more

Something to read The Rainman's Third Cure By Peter Coyote ($26) The…

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<p>Stand-up comedy: Veteran comedian Paul Reiser stars in "Married" on FX and was most recently seen in the Oscar-winning film "Whiplash." [7:30 p.m.

May 29-30: Eliana Lopez, Paul Reiser and more

Friday Poetry party: A release party for Katie Wheeler-Dubin's poetry collection "I…

<p>Stand-up comedy: Veteran comedian Paul Reiser stars in "Married" on FX and was most recently seen in the Oscar-winning film "Whiplash." [7:30 p.m.
Courtesy Margo MoritzDance premiere: Hope Mohr Dance opens its eighth spring season with two world premieres

May 28: Hope Mohr Dance, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and more

Who’s in town Performance artist and music pioneer Laurie Anderson shares stories…

Courtesy Margo MoritzDance premiere: Hope Mohr Dance opens its eighth spring season with two world premieres
Courtesy photoSwamp funk: San Francisco band Hibbity Dibbity

May 27: Hibbity Dibbity, comedy and more

Who’s in town Acclaimed photographer Sally Mann is speaking about her latest…

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Courtesy photoSinger-actress Bette Midler is singing music spanning several decades on her “Divine Intervention” tour. All ticket holders receive a copy of her new album

May 26: Bette Midler, H.R. Giger documentary and more

Who’s in town Will Butler, from Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, is touring…

Courtesy photoSinger-actress Bette Midler is singing music spanning several decades on her “Divine Intervention” tour. All ticket holders receive a copy of her new album
courtesy photo<p>Garage-rocking San Francisco band Rich Girls is headlining a show that also includes The Mozzies. [6 p.m.

May 25: Memorial Day, Rich Girls and more

Who's in town Singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant, formerly known by the moniker JBM,…

courtesy photo<p>Garage-rocking San Francisco band Rich Girls is headlining a show that also includes The Mozzies. [6 p.m.
NATHANIEL Y. DOWNES/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERIsaac Mukundi Mwangi of Kenya shares a moment with the Bay to Breakers footrace after winning the elite men's division of the footrace May 17.

May 24: Parliament Funkadelic, Carnaval and more

Something to Read A Book of Walks By Bruce Bochy ($9.95) The…

NATHANIEL Y. DOWNES/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERIsaac Mukundi Mwangi of Kenya shares a moment with the Bay to Breakers footrace after winning the elite men's division of the footrace May 17.
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May 22-23: Carnaval, comedy and more

A great hike Seeing red: Just off Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside…

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May 21: Greg Proops, Cool Ghouls and more

Who’s in town Filmmaker John Waters shares adventures from his latest book,…

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Courtesy Angel CeballosPeaches speaks: Singer and performance artist Peaches talks about her new book “What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches” in conversation with sex educator Annie Sprinkles.

May 20: Peaches, science of sleep and more

Who’s in town Best-selling author Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, “Seveneves,” explores what…

Courtesy Angel CeballosPeaches speaks: Singer and performance artist Peaches talks about her new book “What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches” in conversation with sex educator Annie Sprinkles.
Courtesy photoRoots rock: Mississippi blues-rocker Jimbo Mathus

May 19: U2, female comedians and more

Who's in town Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her flight from her…

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courtesy photo<p>International pop: Norwegian pop singer Susanne Sundfør is touring to promote her acclaimed new album

May 18: Earplay, comedy and more

Who's in town Linda Mornell, who received a 2014 award from the…

courtesy photo<p>International pop: Norwegian pop singer Susanne Sundfør is touring to promote her acclaimed new album
courtesy photo<p>ABC's of rock: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are an indie-rock band with songs about important subjects like school picture day and monsters under the bed. [11 a.m.

May 17: Bay to Breakers, Justin Roberts and more

Something to read Daughters of the Samurai: By Janice P. Nimura ($26.95)…

courtesy photo<p>ABC's of rock: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are an indie-rock band with songs about important subjects like school picture day and monsters under the bed. [11 a.m.
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May 15-16: Smiths singalong, comedy and more

A great hike Ghost story: Located in the high desert of the…

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Courtesy photoTuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m.

May 13: 3D Web Fest, Bombino and more

Who’s in town Poet Elizabeth Alexander reflects on the sudden loss of…

Courtesy photoTuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m.
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May 12: Indulge with ODC, Neil Diamond and more

Who’s in town New York writer Patricia Park’s debut novel, “Re Jane,”…

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