July 20 – August 28 FOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS – A selection of works from photographers Tama Hochbaum, Fabiola Menchelli, Susan Mikula and Paul Rickert. Hochbaum will show a preview of her series in-progress, Cross/Walks; Menchelli presents exemplary pieces from her 2012-3 Constructions series; Mikula juxtaposes the intimate scale of 2012 u.X with the insistence of 2014 Thrill Show; Rickert displays selections from his 2015 series, Repositories. George Lawson Gallery, 315 Potrero Avenue. Information: www.georgelawsongallery.com or 415.703.4400.
August 10 – Live Music by Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman. Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa, 7:30-9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
August 11 – Art opening for Santa Cruz photographer Susan Hillyard. Featuring wild horses, 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
August 17 – Live Music by Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
August 17 – Book Signing: David Dayen.
During the recent recession, a cancer nurse, car dealership worker, and insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history, a scandal that implicated dozens of Wall Street executives. Chain of Title is David Dayen’s dramatic true story of how they took on the nation’s largest banks, and shook them to their core. 6 p.m. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. Information: 415.835.1020; www. bookpassage.com
August 19—August 21 – Zaccho Dance Theatre (ZDT), San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival
This collaboration between two exceptional producers – ZDT artistic director, Joanna Haigood, and former ringmaster and czar of special events for the City of New York, Chris Wangro – and two organizations with deep San Francisco roots – ZDT and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – guarantees a world class festival like no other. Tickets are $25 for the Gallery 308 shows; $30 for the outdoor evening program. To pre-order tickets visit https://fortmason.org/event/the-san-francisco-aerial-artsfestival/. There’ll be no late seating; plan to arrive on time. Information: 415.822.6744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 22—August 28 – 3Girls Theatre Company, The 5th Annual New Works Festival: 3GT Celebrates Women and the Body Politic in 2016
8/22 Staged Reading: Country Matters. 7:30 p.m.
8/23 Staged Reading: Slice. 7:30 p.m.
8/24 Women are the Body Politic! 7:30 p.m.
8/25 ReproRights! Women and the Body Politic. 7:30 p.m.
8/26 Best of LezWrites! 2016. 7:30 p.m.
8/27 3GT Day at Thick House.
1 to 6 p.m.
8/28 GirlWrights Performance Day. 3 p.m.
Thick House, 1695 18th Street. Free, reserving tickets recommended. Visit: www.3girlstheatre.org/2016-new-works-festival.
August 25 – Live Music by John Lewis and Gary Schoofs
Enjoy covers of Beatles, Eagles, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 7:30-9 p.m. Farley’s 1315 18th Street.