Street Art Presented by Ansel Adams Center for Photography, "Street Gallery" displays poster work by Cindy Sherman, David Levinthal, and other celebrated artists. The show's images were selected for their shared sense of duplicity (translation: None is what it first appears to be). You can see them round the clock at 10 illuminated bus shelters on Market Street and in the Yerba Buena arts district, S.F. Free; call 495-7000 for more information.
october 17 Luna Tunes "I don't know what you're saying/But I hate it anyway," Dean Wareham drawls at one point during Luna's new LP, Penthouse. The most lyrically interesting of Luna's albums, Penthouse weds lush yet understated instrumental beauty to wry, melancholy observations about everyday activities. Like most ordinary people struggling through life, Wareham's mind is rarely where his body is: Whether zooming down the freeway ("Heading to Tacoma/ Driving too fast/ Nixon's in a coma/ And I hope it's gonna last") or snoozing at the zoo ("I have seen the chimpanzees/ In the afternoon sun/ It's quiet in the snake house/ And my knees have turned to jelly"), he's usually daydreaming about love gone sour. Hear him at 8 p.m. at the Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, S.F. Air Miami opens. Tickets are $9-10; call 885-0750.