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Entertaining Bay Area events for the week of Oct. 8

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San Francisco’s rowdiest garage band is promoting its new album “Putrifiers II” on Friday at the Great American Music Hall. The bill also includes Sonny Smith, Sic Alps and The Mallard.
  • San Francisco’s rowdiest garage band is promoting its new album “Putrifiers II” on Friday at the Great American Music Hall. The bill also includes Sonny Smith, Sic Alps and The Mallard.

This week, enjoy performance and visual art, literary events, garage rock, or bar refreshments for a good cause.

Monday  Oct. 8

Mustache Aid
Club Deluxe hosts a benefit for beloved bartender and musician Lee Burik, who was brutally attacked in September. Bar proceeds will help pay his medical and dental expenses.

  • WHEN: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • WHERE: Club Deluxe, 1151 Haight St., S.F.
  • PRICE: Donations requested
  • INFO: (415) 552-6949, www.sfclubdeluxe.com

Tuesday Oct. 9

Dave Eggers, Daniel Clowes
Litquake presents local literary luminary and philanthropist Eggers in conversation with famed “Ghost World” graphic novelist Clowes.

  • WHEN: 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.
  • PRICE: $15
  • INFO: (415) 626-0453, www.litquake.org

Wednesday Oct. 10

Helen Frankenthaler: Color and Texture
The noted abstract expressionist showcases multitextured works on paper as part of SF Art Gallery Week.

  • WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays; closes Jan. 10
  • WHERE: Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post St., S.F.
  • PRICE: Free
  • INFO: (415) 421-7171, www.meyerovich.com

Thursday Oct. 11

Kevin Simmonds
The writer-musician closes a two-day run of his mash-up poetry installation-performance piece “ORIENT: a new anthropology,” which addresses Asian-Black relations.

  • WHEN: 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Garage, 715 Bryant St., S.F.
  • PRICE: $10 to $20
  • INFO: (415) 518-1517, www.brownpapertickets.com

Friday Oct. 12

Thee Oh Sees
San Francisco’s rowdiest garage band is promoting its new album “Putrifiers II.” The bill also includes Sonny Smith, Sic Alps and The Mallard.

  • WHEN: 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Great American Music Hall, 259 O’Farrell St., S.F.
  • PRICE: $15 to $40
  • INFO: (415) 885-0750, www.gamh.com

Grand Birds of the Philippines
Artist and endangered bird conservationist David Tomb opens his mixed-media exhibit.

  • WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. reception; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; closes Nov. 10
  • WHERE: Electric Works,  1360 Mission St., S.F.
  • PRICE: Free
  • INFO: (415) 626-5496, www.sfelectricworks.com

Yoga Rave

The evening of yoga, music, dance and meditation includes music by Argentina’s “The So What Project!,” circus performances, chants, massages and more.

  • WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight
  • WHERE: Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.
  • PRICE: $20 to $30
  • INFO: yogarave.org/us/

Saturday Oct. 13

Stew and the Negro Problem
The Tony Award-winners — from the musical “Passing Strange” — describe their cabaret-soul-pop act as “Afro-Baroque.”

  • WHEN: 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.
  • PRICE: $30 to $40
  • INFO: (415) 292-1233, www.jccsf.org