June 19: Kenneth Robinson, Tao Lin, and more S.F. events 

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Who's in town

Kenneth Robinson converses with 826 Valencia co-founder Ninive Calegari. "Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life" about Robinson's latest book. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Lectures

Two ex-governors: Bill Ritter Jr., former governor of Colorado, and Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey, discuss climate change and natural disasters. [Noon, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Porter Gale: The author of "Your Network Is Your Net Worth" provides a how-to guide for increasing your net worth by strengthening relationships and connections. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Camille Seaman: The award-winning photographer, who has traveled to the Arctic and Antarctic, discusses her portraits of icebergs and what is happening in the polar regions. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Daniel James Brown: The nonfiction author discusses "The Boys in the Boat." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Alysia Abbott: The Massachusetts-based author, in conversation with GLBT Historical Society curator Gerard Koskovich, discusses "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father." [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Tao Lin: The fiction writer, poet and lecturer talks about his new novel, "Taipei." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Two novelists: Joe Clifford ("Junkie Love") and Tom Pitts ("Piggyback") read from their new novels. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Farmers' market: The UCSF market features fresh produce at two campuses. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elevator G Breezeway, Parnassus campus, 500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plaza, Mission Bay campus, 500 Gene Friend Way, S.F.]

At the public library

Jon McCormack: The co-founder of the Kilgoris Project discusses the nonprofit group, which has partnered with families in Kilgoris, Kenya, to build schools there. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Rock clips: Rock historian Richie Unterberger presents rare film clips featuring Bay Area folk-rock and psychedelic-rock performers from the 1960s and 1970s. [5:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

CITY

Psychedelic pop

The Dig and the Tambo Rays, psychedelic-pop bands from New York City and San Francisco, respectively, co-headline an evening of alternative rock. [8:30 p.m., Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

Outdoor music: The roots, rock and R&B band Moonalice performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

'Artful Discoveries': The art-viewing program at the de Young Museum is for people with early-stage dementia and their family members and caregivers. [11 a.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 750-7645]

Family tides: Solo performer Mark Kenward presents "Nantucket, Part One," his serio-comic monologue about life and family tragedy on the island of Nantucket, Mass. [7:30 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Saha: Chef-owner Mohamed Aboghanem serves traditional Yemenese Arabic cuisine combined with California cuisine, and nearly half his menu is vegan-friendly. Saha's wild salmon baklava is recommended. It is salmon marinated with mustard seed, honey and lime, topped with almonds, walnuts and honey, and baked in phyllo. Also highlighted: the shiitake ravioli and the lamb sougar. [1075 Sutter St., S.F.; (415) 345-9547]

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