July 22: 'Totally Biased' and other S.F. events 

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  • Sociopolitical comedian, community activist and late-night TV host W. Kamau Bell presents his "Totally Biased" tour.

WHO'S IN TOWN

Rock and pop-punk singer-songwriter Colleen Green performs at Café Du Nord. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Linda Fodrini-Johnson: The elder-care expert presents a guide to sensitive conversations that she says must take place to promote independence and quality of life as we age. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Composer symposium: Outsound New Music Summit symposium features Rent Romus, Lewis Jordan, Matt Davignon and other composers discussing their process and style. [7 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Arts-grant meeting: Southern Exposure hosts an information session detailing its Alternative Exposure grant-fund program for independent individuals and groups in the arts. [6 p.m., 3030 20th St., S.F.; info: soex.org]

Tech panel: Discussion, hosted by the Bold Italic, looks at office culture and how perks such as catered meals and massages affect workplace atmosphere and productivity. [7 p.m., Public Works, 61 Erie St., S.F.; www.thebolditalic.com]

Literary events

Orwellian evening: Actor, director and playwright Michael Gene Sullivan presents Act 1 from his stage adaptation of George Orwell's "1984." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: The Mads Tolling Quartet, featuring Tolling playing jazz violin, performs today. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Art exhibit: Five Bay Area artists who achieve tranquility through their creative process show their work in "Serenity," an exhibit on view at UC San Francisco's Women's Health Center. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2356 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Computer class: Session, for adults and seniors, focuses on how to use the mouse and keyboard. [6:30 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Animated classic: Program features a screening of "Pinocchio," the 1940 Disney animated adventure based on the children's story about a puppet who wants to become a real boy. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Local activities

Taiwanese troupe: Taiwan's Meimen Kungfu Art Troupe performs at the Main Library. The group's shows feature martial arts, acrobatics, music and dance, all based on the principle of qigong. [2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Singer-songwriters: Country, southern-rock and psychedelic-rock artist Shooter Jennings and blues, punk, country, and one-man-band musician Scott H. Biram appear in a double bill. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Bluegrass night: The Amnesia bar hosts a night of bluegrass and hillbilly music. The Earl Brothers, an outlaw-hillbilly band, are the featured performers. An open jam also is on the bill. [6 p.m., 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

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

Comedy tour

Sociopolitical comedian, community activist and late-night TV host W. Kamau Bell presents his "Totally Biased" tour. Comics Karinda Dobbins and Nato Green also appear. [8 p.m., the Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Tuba Restaurant and Grill: The cevizli ezme, a signature meze, is recommended today. The dish contains walnuts, Turkish red-pepper paste, tomato paste, garlic, olive oil and cumin. [1007 Guerrero St., S.F.; (415) 826-8822]

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