August 13: FKA Twigs and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Two-Tone Steiny, aka Mark Steinmetz, brings his band the Cadillacs to The City for a night of Chicago-style blues and West Coast swing. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]


Water crisis: A panel fearing state Sen. Fran Pavley, Chairwoman Felicia Marcus of the State Water Resources Control Board and others discusses the current drought as well as farmers’ and communities’ efforts to tap more groundwater. Group discussions will follow the main program. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Book club: The S.F. LGBT Book Club discusses “Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir” by Nicole Georges. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Marley images: Photographer David Burnett, author of the new book “Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley,” captured the reggae legend during his influential tour of Europe in the 1970s and beyond. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

New fiction: Writer Christina Nichol’s “Waiting for the Electricity” is featured during “New Voices, New Stories Evening.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Historical fiction: Author Sandra Hunter’s debut novel, “Losing Touch,” follows a young Indian family trying to make a life in London in the middle of the 20th century. Poets Garrett Groenveld and Gary Turchin and essayist Barbara Yoder also speak. [7:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the public library

Afternoon tai chi: Patrick Lau leads a session of relaxing tai chi to improve fitness, posture and flexibility. [1:30 p.m., Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Bernal Heights Jazz Quartet: Groove to jazz standards and new tunes from the neighborhood jazz band. [6:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Music documentary: Filmmaker Eric Christensen answers questions at a screening of his film “Cover Story,” which shares the stories of iconic album covers by Blind Faith, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Nirvana and more. [7 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film festival: “East is East” screens as part of the Stanford Global Studies Film Festival. [7 p.m., Building 320, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

Local activities

Free concert: Jazz singer Faye Carol performs as part of the “People in Plazas” concert series. [Noon, 525 Market St., S.F.]

Sketch comedy: “Killing My Lobster Goes Radio Active” is the latest show from the San Francisco sketch-comedy troupe. [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Indian comedy: The Desi Comedy Fest presents local comedians of Indian descent including Samson Koletkar, Abhay Nadkarni and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

All-around performer

U.K. singer, dancer and actress Tahliah Barnett, aka FKA Twigs, does a sold-out show at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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