King Khan and the Shrines play Great American Music Hall 

click to enlarge Psychedelic soul: King Khan and the Shrines appear at The Great American Music Hall. “Bite My Tongue” is the new song by the psychedelic-soul band, which is known for its stage antics. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Psychedelic soul: King Khan and the Shrines appear at The Great American Music Hall. “Bite My Tongue” is the new song by the psychedelic-soul band, which is known for its stage antics.

Who’s in town

Science-fiction author William Gibson, whose works include the cyberpunk novel “Neuromancer,” appears in conversation. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Future homes:
Speakers discuss how to expand ideas about the house of the future and create inspired visions of the 21st-century American dream. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Celebrating John Cage: Julie Lazar of the International Contemporary Arts Network gives a presentation on the art and music of John Cage. [Noon, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Literary events

Jane Porter:
The novelist talks about “The Good Woman.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Susan Straight: The novelist talks about “Between Heaven and Here.” “Inlandia” editor Gayle Wattawa joins her. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: www.susanstraight.eventbrite.com]

Anne Elizabeth Moore: The editor, columnist, artist and critical-studies teacher talks about “Hip Hop Apsara.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Book group: The Women We’d Like to Lunch With Book Club discusses “The Dovekeepers,” by Alice Hoffman. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Architecture projects:
The “Architecture Final Review Jury Nominee Exhibition,” featuring top-judged architecture students’ studio projects, opens. [10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, Nave, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

College volleyball: San Francisco State University hosts Seattle Pacific. [7 p.m., the Swamp, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Tiffany Bozic:
The artist presents “Drawn by Instinct,” her monograph reflecting her longtime connections to the natural world. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Book group: The Merced Branch Library Book Club discusses “The Tortilla Curtain” by T. C. Boyle. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Local activites

Psychedelic soul:
King Khan and the Shrines appear. “Bite My Tongue” is the new song by the psychedelic-soul band, which is known for its stage antics. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Midday music: The Ariel Ensemble performs works by Schoenfeld and Mozart. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

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

Stand-up show: Comedian Jacob Sirof performs. His credits include appearances at the Just for Laughs festival and on E! and Comedy Central. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Dining out

Chez Papa Bistrot:
The lamb daube with a rosemary and red wine sauce and seasonal vegetables is a recommended menu selection today. Also look for the bouillabaisse with black cod and more. [1401 18th St., S.F.; (415) 824-8205]

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