Museum of the African Diaspora presents a night of performance, music and cuisine. 

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Who’s in town

Alex Salmond, the current first minister of Scotland and the first nationalist to be elected to the post, gives a talk. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Roger Martin: The BusinessWeek columnist proposes that by using the NFL as inspiration, we can help capitalism avoid bubbles and crashes. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Food issues: Program features a screening of the documentary “Edible City,” which explores how urbanites are addressing food issues. A discussion with director Andrew Hasse follows. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Genuine Harvey’: Event celebrates the release of “The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words.” Guests include novelists K.M. Soehnlein and Alvin Orloff. [6 p.m., Human Rights Campaign Action Center and Store, 575 Castro St., S.F.]

Alix Ohlin: The novelist reads from “Inside.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Owen Egerton: The Austin, Texas-based novelist, screenwriter and comedian talks about “The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Nancy Huddleston Packer: The short-story writer reads from “Old Ladies: Stories.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Book talk: Discussion examines “Billy Budd, Foretopman,” which was begun by Herman Melville, completed by Raymond Weaver after Melville’s death and later rewritten by others. [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the public library

Kevin Starr: The historian reads from and discusses “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge.” [6:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Global Lens Film Series: Program features a screening of “Grey Matter” (2010), a dramatic film from Rwanda. [1:45 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Museum fundraiser

Museum of the African Diaspora presents Juneteenth Jubilation, a night of performance, music and cuisine. Guests include blues artist Zakiya Hooker. [5:30 to 9 p.m.; MOAD and St. Regis Hotel, Third and Mission streets, S.F.]

Local activities

Midday music: Pianist Daniel Glover performs sonatas by Beethoven. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of swing and lindy-hop dancing with dance instruction. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Beyond the bard: Carte Blanche presents “Ophelia,” a play that re-imagines the story of Hamlet’s tragic heroine. [7 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Opera master class: Soprano and San Francisco Opera Center director Sheri Greenawald leads a master class for Opera Academy of California students. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Mezes: “Tuesday Night Bites” — the 12-bite meal is enough for two — are on the menu today. Selections include dolmas, white beans in tomato sauce, spinach and cheese pie and more. [2373 Chestnut St., S.F.; (415) 409-7111]

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