See and be seen at these select San Francisco shows, parties, and events. You know, because you can't read the Internet all the time.


SALON: An evening series of cocktail hour lectures, Odd Salon presents on a variety of strange topics. This week it's dystopia, and includes discussion of Jack London's relatively obscure San Francisco novel, The Iron Heel, often credited as the inspiration for George Orwell's classic 1984. 375 11th Street, 7 p.m., $15

FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY: Among the offerings of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs through June 7th, is this Swedish documentary directed by Suzanne Khardalian. Grandma's Tattoos follows the filmmaker to Armenia, Lebanon, and Syria as she investigates the secret of her grandmother’s face tattoos. In so doing she discovers the story of Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War. Presented at Fort Mason's Southside Theater with English subtitles for your viewing pleasure. 2 Marina Boulevard, 6 p.m., Free


DIARRHEA PLANET: The Beatles. Led Zeppelin. Diarrhea Planet. All of them are bands, but only one of them has the name Diarrhea Planet and is playing at the Independent this week. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009, the heavy metal outfit contains four screamin' guitars. 628 Divisadero, 7:30 p.m. $12

SALLY MANN: Renowned photographer Sally Mann is known for her large black-and-white photographs, which were at first of her young children, then later of landscapes implying death and decay. Her newest work is Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs. For City Arts and Lectures, she'll be in conversation with Steven Winn at the Nourse Theater. 275 Hayes Street, 7:30 p.m., $27


SILENT FILM: It's a rare opportunity to go back in time and watch a fittingly silent production of All Quiet on the Western Front, adapted from Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel of the First World War at the Castro Theater. The show is part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which runs through June 1st. 429 Castro Street, 7 p.m., $22

JENNY LEWIS: The former Rilo Kiley force has released a new album, Voyager, and headlines Oakland's Fox Theater. We've got a primer on how to do that right, in case you haven't Foxed before. 1807 Telegraph Avenue, 8 p.m., $30


EXHIBITION CLOSING: It's last call for fans of renaissance art, as Boticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland draws to a close at the De Young. Say goodbye in style with live fiddle and pipe music as part of the Friday Nights at the De Young series. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in Golden Gate Park, 6 p.m., $21

SPACEFUNK SHOW: El Metate, a psychedelic collective from San Francisco formed in 2013, promises an incredibly groovy show at Brick and Mortar. Writes the group: "On any given night — be it a sojourn down the coast to some of the western seaboard's most storied musical outposts, or an all night, postmodern/pre-apocalyptic space odyssey in their hometown of San Francisco — El Metate is a band possessed." Actually scared of them if so. 1710 Mission Street, 9 p.m., $10-15


ANDRÉ THIERRY: A famed zydeco and soul musician, André Thierry plays a mean accordion and is joined by Bay Area band Chelle!, led by soul singer Michelle Jacques. The show is part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, now in its 15th season. As they say in New Orleans, "Laissez les bon temps rouler." 73 Mission Street, 1 p.m., Free

FLEETMAC WOOD: For real Fleetwood Mac fans only, Public Works presents a set of loving remixes and re-edits of the classic band in a party called Running in the Shadows. If you get that name, your attendance is requested. 161 Erie Street, 9:30 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door


FLEA MARKET: To celebrate four years of destination bargain hunting, the TI Flea is going all out with over 400 vendors and lots of games. Plus. when you RSVP on Facebook you get a $5 credit. The Great Lawn, Treasure Island, 10 a.m., $3

BILL KREUTZMANN: At the Chapel, The Grateful Dead drummer discusses the new memoir he's trotted out, called Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead. The book took him through its own psychedelic journey and it sounds like some kind of past life regression? So he'll be talking about that, too. 777 Valencia Street, 1:30 p.m., $40