Sardonic Stand-Up, Indie Wrestling Rock, and a Play For the Pacific
A Benefit For Eddy Jennings Featuring Les Claypool
As he faces cancer, a man who helped kickstart countless careers in Bay Area R&B, punk and rock 'n' roll is honored by his many musical friends, including The Avengers' Penelope Houston and The Dead Kennedys' East Bay Ray. Get details and ticket information here.
Having returned to his first love, stand-up comedy, the actor and writer brings his dry wit to a two-night stand in San Francisco. Get details and ticket information here.
The Mountain Goats
The hyper-literate, hyper-prolific songwriter John Darnielle & Co. return to San Francisco with a new record, the wrestling-themed indie-rock opus Beat the Champ. Get details and ticket information here.
'This Golden State'
A new trilogy from Luis Alfaro, co-commissioned by the Magic and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, explores grand, sweeping themes of American life through the lens of a Latino family that’s been living in the Western states since before they were part of the U.S. Get details and ticket information here.
San Francisco Doc Fest 2015
Documentaries that break the mold -- from the fun and quirky to the challenging -- take over small theaters around San Francisco for a full two weeks. A highlight is All Things Must Pass (pictured), which traces the history of Tower Records from its origins in Sacramento. Get details and ticket information here.
The former frontman of Girls, San Francisco's crown prince of jangly yet jarringly personal pop songs, brings songs from his gospel-infused A New Testament plus the brand-new surprise record, Chrissybaby Forever, to The Chapel. Get details and ticket information here.
On Sunday, May 31, the first-ever Oakland Book Festival goes down from 11am to 6pm at City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza.
And in Half Moon Bay, this Sunday brings a new season of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, located just off Miramar Beach.