August 20: The She's and other S.F. events 

click to enlarge The She's, an all-girl band, headline a Save KUSF fundraiser featuring rock and pop acts. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The She's, an all-girl band, headline a Save KUSF fundraiser featuring rock and pop acts.

Who's in town

Smooth-jazz pianist and composer Keiko Matsui brings her 25th anniversary tour to San Francisco and celebrates the release of her new CD, "Soul Quest." [8 p.m., Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Rita Moreno: The actress, singer and author — who has received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and National Medal of Honor — shares tales of being a Hollywood survivor. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Daphne Miller: The physician and author ("Farmacology"), who has spent time on ecological family farms, discusses what a family farmer can teach a family doctor. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Ken Wharton: The physics professor, using popular movies as a framework, discusses time-travel stories and possible connections with actual physics. [7 p.m., NASA Ames Conference Center, Building 3, 500 Severyns Ave., Mountain View]

Decorative arts: The American Decorative Arts Forum presents a lecture titled "Gilded Lives: New York Fashion and Design, 1880-1914." [8 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Michael Paterniti: The journalist and best-selling author discusses "The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

'Lines and Lyrics': Litquake program, featuring words and music, has a Latin flavor this month. Featured artists include poets Javier O. Huerta and Brenda Montano. [12:30 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Benjamin C. Alamar: The sports-management professor and sports-analytics consultant discusses "Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Civil rights: Program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Speakers include Clarence B. Jones and Mayor Ed Lee. [6 p.m., McLaren Center, Room 252, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.; info/RSVP: www.usfca.edu/diversity]

At the library

Art lecture: Artist and educator Marlene Aron gives a presentation on artists of the impressionist movement. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Computer class: Session covers computer basics, including setting up an email account, using a word processor and exploring the Internet. [1:15 p.m., Computer Training Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Pop and rock

The She's, an all-girl band, headline a Save KUSF fundraiser featuring rock and pop acts. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

City

Midday music: Pianist Mack McCray performs a program of works by Mozart, Scriabin and Balakirev. Noontime Concerts presents the "Piano Month" event. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Comedy show: The "Happy Tears" comedy event presents its monthly show. Featured comics include Brendan Lynch, Caitlin Gill, Josh Androsky and Jules Posner. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Prints and poses: Artists and models are the subjects of "Modeled Bodies," an exhibit of prints by Richard Diebenkorn, Larry Rivers, David Hockney and others. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bottle Cap: Chef-owner Dane Boryta and co-owner Liz Ferro serve local American fare, and Boryta highlights the coriander-encrusted corvina sea bass today. Heirloom-cherry-tomato and avocado salad; braised green beans; and lentil, orzo, and jasmine rice pilaf complete this popular dish. Also recommended: the rock-shrimp and corn cakes, with spicy remoulade sauce and mango-arugula salad. [1707 Powell St., S.F.; (415) 529-2237]

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