July 8: Oblivians reunited and more S.F. events 

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Who's in town

Power-pop singer-songwriter Kelly Jones performs at Café Du Nord. "Alta Loma" is her new album. [7:30 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Environmental debt: An environmentalist and a former oil executive discuss putting a price on pollution and finding business solutions that would create a sustainable economy. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Sara Gran: The novelist and writer for the show "Southland" shares her new mystery, "Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Book talk: Discussion looks at "The Murder Room," an Adam Dalgliesh mystery by novelist P.D. James. [Noon, Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Carol Sheldon: The novelist discusses "Driven to Rage." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Film series: "Apocalyptic Comedy" is the theme. "Big Business" (Laurel and Hardy) and "Dr. Strangelove" (Stanley Kubrick) screen today. [7 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Stanford University, 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Art and science: The Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous series hosts its July event. Artists and scientists give presentations. Guests include pianist Sarah Cahill. [7 p.m., Fromm Hall, Room 115, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

At the public library

Job Seekers Lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé and searching online for jobs. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Computer Training Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

'Carnival of Chaos': Juggler and acrobat Mark Bunnell performs. [2 p.m., Main Library, Children's Storytelling Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Garage rock

The reunited Oblivians, the 1990s garage-punk band known for a blues-infused brand of bravado, bring their "Desperation" album tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Local activities

Otter limits: Aquarium of the Bay presents "Otters: Watershed Ambassadors," a new attraction featuring North American river otters in a water and land habitat. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., The Embarcadero at Beach Street, S.F.]

Solo performance: Writer-comedian Fred Raker performs "How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You," his solo show about a self-help guru desperate for success. [8 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

Theatrical reading: Z Space hosts a reading of Michael Gene Sullivan's stage adaptation of "1984," George Orwell's dystopian story of life under the eye of Big Brother. [7:59 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Country singer: Amnesia hosts its "Monday Night Bluegrass" show. Featured performer: yodeling country singer and guitarist Toshio Hirano. [9 p.m., 853 Valencia St., S.F.]

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

Farallon Restaurant: Seafood dominates chefs Mark Franz and Ryan Simas' menu. Crisp Chesapeake Bay soft-shell crab with broiled heirloom tomato, duck crouton and green goddess is a recommended appetizer today. For an entree, try the seared New Zealand tai snapper, with summer-squash carpaccio, roasted king-trumpet mushrooms, and melted leeks. [450 Post St., S.F.; (415) 956-6969]

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