July 14: Martha Wainwright plays Yoshi's and other SF events 

Who's in town

Painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney speak about their exhibit "From 2 Arises 3," opening Tuesday at the Asian Art Museum. [6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. talk, NanHai Art, 510 Broadway, Millbrae]

Lectures

Effective collaborations: Stewart Levin, author of "Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration" and "The Book of Agreement," shares tips on working together effectively as part of the "Monday Night Philosophy" series. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Mysteries of Delphi: The Broken Compass Adventure Book Club shares thoughts on "The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind its Lost Secrets." [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Francophilia: Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Left Coast Writers share readings related to all things French in honor of Bastille Day. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the public library

Join the club: "Rushmore," Wes Anderson's 1998 tale about a precocious 15-year-old polymath, screens during the library's "Films for Adults" series. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [10 a.m. to noon, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

African sounds: Musician Keenan Webster plays the West African harp and other African instruments during a hands-on demonstration. [Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film series: "The Magnificent Ambersons" screens during the Stanford Repertory Theater Festival's "Orson Welles on Film" series. The 1942 follows a Midwestern family's decline at the turn of the 20th century. [7 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford]

Brass: The Bay Brass plays music by Debussy, Gabrieli and more. [8 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Contemporary folk: Martha Wainwright, daughter of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, visits Yoshi's. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Bastille Day: Francophiles can celebrate liberte, egalite and fraternite with French Gypsy jazz at a cabaret concert featuring Le Jazz Hot, as well as French food and cuisine. [7 p.m., Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post St., Room 406, S.F.; www.milibrary.org]

Baseball break: Rolling Writers mark the All-Star break with a Baseball Revival Meeting at Rolling-Out Cafe in the Sunset. [6:30 p.m., 1722 Taraval St., S.F.]

Moth Story Slam: Amateur storytellers regale the crowd with five-minute moving, mundane or mortifying tales. [7:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Bach fest: American Bach Soloists Academy students perform works by Bach, Boismortier, Heinichen and more. [8 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Dining out

Radio Africa and Kitchen: The Ethiopian fusion restaurant is featuring chicken jambalaya with prawns, kale and berbere, an African spice mixture. [4800 Third St., S.F.; (415) 420-2486, www.radioafricakitchen.com]

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