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This Week's Hottest Events: Pat Benatar, The Wailers, and Exploratorium After Dark

Pat Benatar

Music
Real Estate, Dominant Legs, and Melted Toys
Indie goes pop with New Jersey boys Real Estate, plus a personal local favorite, Dominant Legs, and SF lo-fi heroes Melted Toys.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 8/2
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

Art
Patter Hellstrom
SF artist and SECA Award nominee Patter Hellstrom shows off her brilliant brushwork in bold colors.
When: 5 p.m., Thurs. 8/4
Where: McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary St., Ste. 200

Science
Exploratorium After Dark: Blue
Discover all that's behind the color—from blues documentaries and biologist talks about what makes the sky and icebergs blue to dye demonstrations and color photography tours.
When: 6-10 p.m., Thurs. 8/4
Where: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St.

Music
The Wailers
The band that lived on after Bob Marley in the spirit of keeping the reggae tradition alive will be performing Exodus and Uprising in their entirety during a two-night stint at the Independent.    
When: 9 p.m., Thurs. 8/4 – Fri. 8/5
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St. 

Art
Gregory Ito
Local artist, co-founder of Ever Gold Gallery, and co-founder of The San Francisco Arts Quarterly Gregory Ito presents a new body of work centered around the concept of time. Think dawn to dusk and everything in between.
When: Sat. 8/6 – Sat. 8/27
Where: Gallery Hijinks, 2309 Bryant St.

Party
Club 1994
For all of you who are still reeling over the Wilson Phillips wedding scene in Bridesmaids, your excuse to get down '90s-style is back. Club 1994 returns after a yearlong hiatus and promises to be a bang-up party.
When: 10 p.m., Sat. 8/6
Where: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St.

Music
Pat Benatar
Get your side ponytails and singing voices ready for "Love is a Battlefield" legend Pat Benatar with guitar hero Neil Giraldo. The trek down to Saratoga is well worth it. 
When: 7:30 p.m., Sat. 8/6
Where: Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga