Jamey Johnson plays the Fillmore San Francisco 

click to enlarge Play that country music: Grammy-nominated country artist Jamey Johnson performs at the Fillmore. - COURTESY PHOTO
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Who’s in town

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, reflects on 25 years of representing San Francisco in Congress. [Noon, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Lectures

John Ralston:
The local historian, discussing colorful and sensational crimes that have occurred in San Francisco, speaks at the San Francisco History Association’s May meeting. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Planetarium show: “Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet” explores the geological forces that transform the surface of the Earth. [Hourly, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F,]

Literary events

Chris Guillebeau:
The entrepreneur, author and speaker talks about “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Litquake’s ‘Epicenter’: Tonight’s edition of the literary series celebrates the life of French singer Edith Piaf. Guests include author Carolyn Burke (“No Regrets”) and chanteuse Betty Roi. [7 p.m., Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Music master class:
Classical saxophonist Otis Murphy conducts a master class with saxophone students. Everyone is welcome. [5 p.m., Braun Rehearsal Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Mobile pet adoption:
The San Francisco SPCA brings cats and dogs to the library courtyard to be adopted and taken home. [2 to 6 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Creative Crafts:
Session for ages 8 to 18 offers the chance to try different craft projects, such as beading, weaving and stitching. [3:30 p.m., North Beach Branch, 2000 Mason St., S.F.]

Concerts

Summer arts:
“Summer of Art” at the United Nations Plaza presents a concert by People in Plazas. Meredith Axelrod and Craig Ventresco play American roots music. [Noon, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

Classical music: Cellist Robert Howard performs works by Britten and Bach. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Local activities

Play that country music:
Grammy-nominated country artist Jamey Johnson performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Mad love: “What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD,” an exhibit exploring the history of MAD magazine, from comic book to full-color publication, is on view at the Cartoon Art Museum. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Folk rock: The British indie-folk band Dry the River performs at Café Du Nord. [9 p.m., Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Bridge art: SFMOMA Artists Gallery presents “The Golden Span,” a group exhibition featuring paintings and photography related to the Golden Gate Bridge. [11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Dining out

Fifth Floor:
The Fifth Floor burger, with Comte cheese, bourbon onions and fries, is recommended. Lounge specials include a soft-shell crab po’boy with tequila and Pabst Blue Ribbon ($25). [12 Fourth St., S.F.; (415) 348-1555]

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