Sardonic Stand-Up, Indie Wrestling Rock, and a Play For the Pacific

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Les Claypool will perform as part of a tribute to San Francisco music legend Eddy Jennings at the Regency Ballroom on May 29.

Sardonic Stand-Up, Indie Wrestling Rock, and a Play For the Pacific

Sardonic Stand-Up, Indie Wrestling Rock, and a Play For the Pacific

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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.

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Paul Reiser

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. 

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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. 

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'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.

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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. 

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Christopher Owens

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. 

Shout-Outs:

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.

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