We Got Bruce!

Shawn Ryan: 8 p.m. Aug. 24, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F

Shawn Ryan — Pleasanton’s answer to Bette Midler (that’s meant entirely as a compliment) headlines at the fab Herbst Theatre with a 14-piece orchestra, dancers and backup singers, all packaged in a show designed by Broadway star Bruce Vilanch. Check out Lynn Carey’s interview with Ryan on ContraCostaTimes.com.

Details: 8 p.m. Aug. 24, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F., $25-$45, 415-392-4400, http://www.cityboxoffice.com.