July 15: Relive 'Rock Lobster' and other S.F. events 

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  • The B-52s perform in San Francisco tonight.

Who's in town

Rock and folk singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim performs with his band, the Law. "The Way We Move" is his latest album. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Lectures

Gaul stoned: In honor of Bastille Day, the Bay Gourmet Forum hosts a French-flavored program with author Cara Black and chocolatier Shawn Williams. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council's International Forum holds its July discussion. "Labor Exploitation and Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is the theme. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Rebecca Wilson: The locally based writer and editor talks about "A House With No Roof," a memoir. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Carla Drysdale: The poet, pictured above, whose debut collection is "Little Venus," reads from her poems at tonight's edition of the "Odd Mondays" series. [6 p.m., Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th St., S.F.]

Book group: The Not Your Mother's Actual Book Club, for ages 14 and up, discusses "The Moon and More," by Sarah Dessen. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Chamber music: American Bach Soloists presents an "Academy-in-Action" program featuring chamber music composed by Baroque masters. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

Busy bees: Program, presented by veteran beekeeper Tim Muhrlin and designed for ages 3 to 5, looks at the things that keep honeybees busy. [11 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Dance rock

The B-52s perform in San Francisco. "Rock Lobster," "Private Idaho," and "Love Shack" are some of the hits by the 1970s-founded new-wave and dance-party band. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Local activities

LaborFest: Events include a "1906 Earthquake & Fire" walking tour. Topics include the emergency response people received on April 18, 1906. [10 a.m., meet at Market Street Plaza between 525 and 555 Market St., S.F.]

Art show: "Beyond Belief," an exhibit exploring the spiritual dimensions of modern art, has opened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Works from SFMOMA's collection are on view. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Bay Bridge photos: Local photographers offer unique visions of the Bay Bridge in the "Bay Bridge Photo Exhibition," an art show held in celebration of the span's 75th anniversary. [Noon to 6 p.m., 4x5 Gallery, 442 Haight St., S.F.]

Plant life: Sambucus racemosa, or red elderberry, is a featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. More than 8,000 types of plants grow at the site. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Punk rock: Slick 46 and Rust, punk bands from Australia, perform at the Hemlock Tavern. A "Punk Rock Sideshow" follows. [7 p.m., 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

A-16: It's "Meatball Monday" at the Italian restaurant, and the pork meatball is on the bill. The meatball also contains ground prosciutto and is braised in tomato. Additional ingredients include basil and grana padano cheese. [2355 Chestnut St., S.F.; (415) 771-2216]

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