Terrence Brewer: The accomplished Bay Area guitarist is marking the release of a new album, “Setting the Standard: Volume One,” with a high-profile gig. The evening finds Brewer in the company of Melecio Magdaluyo (saxophone), Kelly Park (piano), Brandon Essex (bass) and Micah McClain (drums). 8 and 10 p.m. Yoshi’s, Jack London Square, Oakland. $10-$16.

Just as the Voice started to fade, Time Out New York (TONY) stole its thunder. Aimed squarely at single, adventurous Generation X and Yers, TONY has by far the best listings of what to do in New York. Is Malcolm Gladwell reading from Blink? Is saxophone honcho Josh Redman performing at the Village Vanguard? What revivals are showing at the Film Forum? What galleries are displaying the must-see shows? What stand-up comics are ready to turn into the next Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld? Try TONY, not the Voice.

This is a beautifully crafted movie with fine acting, insightful direction, brilliant cinematography, and an artful script. The Italian locations are beautiful and striking. In its own realm of cinema, it is a superb production.

Morton was eventually reduced to touring with a burlesque act while his recordings were remade and covered by more popular musicians like Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman. Given the nature of music contracts back then, however, Morton received no royalties for these recordings.

People. Do you want your design to show a partner or be comprised of part of how much they mean to you? Perhaps you incorporate their face, name or an example of their writing in your tattoo.

Thursday, July 7, 2011 – ‘We The Kings’ Performance and Meet and Greet 4pm – 8pm Live performance and meet and greet with MTV Video and Teen Choice Award nominated group We The Kings.

Ambrose Akinmusire: The Oakland-born trumpeter is rightly considered among jazz’s leading young talents; for evidence, look no further than “When the Heart Emerges Glistening,” his recent Blue Note debut. SFJAZZ is presenting Akinmusire with Walter Smith III (saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Burniss Travis (bass) and Justin Brown (drums). 8 p.m. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco. $20-$35.