August 21: Ricardo Lemvo and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Mystery novelist Steph Cha discusses “Beware Beware,” which follows professional sleuth Juniper Song in a Hollywood murder mystery. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lectures

Gay etiquette: Author and political commentator Daniel Curzon dishes out tales of San Francisco and discusses “The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Gentrification discussion: Anti-displacement activists Janetta Johnson and Erin McElroy lead a forum on the topic of “Queering the Gentrification Conversation.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Hetch Hetchy: The S.F. Natural History Series presents Spreck Rosekrans speaking about the challenges of restoring Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to its original state. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Literary events

Graphic novel: Fellow artists pay tribute to underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez in a party for the graphic novel “Bohemians.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 680 Market St., S.F.]

Litquake talk: Stephan Eirik Clark speaks about his debut novel, “Sweetness #9,” in conversation with Joe Loya in a program presented by Green Apple Books and Litquake. [7 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

U.S. travels: Author Sean Wilsey spent 15 years traveling the country for his book “More Curious.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

‘Organized Mind’: Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shares insights on the information age and his new book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Thursdays@Noon Films: Rock ’n’ roll star Roy Orbison plays a Civil War-era spy who plots to rob the San Francisco Mint in a screening of 1967’s “Fastest Guitar Alive.” [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Bookish beats: Singer Everything in Pen (aka Elizabeth Hubbard), performs volumes of songs inspired by books and authors such as Dave Eggers, Betty Friedan and more. [6:30 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free concert: Blues singer Pat Wilder performs as part of the “People in Plazas” series. [Noon, Transamerica Redwood Park, 600 Montgomery St., S.F.]

San Francisco on film: Author Christopher Pollock discusses how on-location films have recorded and preserved images of historic San Francisco. The program is co-presented by SF Heritage. [6 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Learn burlesque: Conscious Burlesque kicks off a three-day burlesque workshop exploring body image, sexuality and stage performance. [7 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

Fundraiser: “Women and Cigarettes,” directed and produced in San Francisco by Maria Mealla, screens as part of a fundraiser for 55-year-old Maria Eugenia Ocampo, who was recently diagnosed with dementia. [8 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Pan-african rock

Ricardo Lemvo, whose new album is “La Rumba SoYo” with Makina Loca, is playing the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. [6 p.m., 760 Mission St., S.F.]

Events

St. Francis tours: The Westin St. Francis Hotel is marking its 110th anniversary with free tours on the 21st of each month. Tour includes a taste of St. Francis delicacies such as Celery Victor and Crabmeat a la Louise. [1:10 p.m., 335 Powell St., S.F.]

Raising suicide awareness: Browse pieces from dozens of artists in an auction fundraiser for SF Suicide Prevention. [4-8 p.m., SoMa Artists Studios, 689 Bryant St., S.F.]

Music at the CJM: Singer and performance artist Carletta Sue Kay takes the stage as part of UnderCover Presents. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Ron Funches, who has appeared on “Kroll Show” and “New Girl,” performs. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

NightLife: “Gallery Crawl” is the theme of this week’s NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. [6 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

About The Author

Staff Report

Staff Report

Bio:
A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
Pin It
Favorite

More by Staff Report

Latest in Calendar

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

Videos

Readers also liked…

Most Popular Stories

© 2016 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation