National Queer Arts Festival presents ‘X’ 

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  • Pride Month: The National Queer Arts Festival presents “X,” Australian performer Sunny Drake’s solo show exploring quick fixes and fixations that are hard to quit.

Who’s in town

Comedian and writer Heather McDonald, seen on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately,” performs a stand-up show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Colin Powell:
The former U.S. secretary of state and former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff appears in conversation. City Arts & Lectures presents the evening. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

‘Brews and Views’: Gina Glantz, of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, discusses how social media can affect global politics and U.S. elections. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Literary events

California Book Awards:
The literary celebration features an awards ceremony honoring California authors in several categories, plus pre-program and dessert receptions. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Gayle S. Rubin: The professor and LGBT historian discusses “Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader” and the importance of LGBT archives. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Daniel Wilson: The novelist talks about “Amped.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Al Barkow: The golf writer talks about “The Upset: Jack Fleck’s Incredible Victory Over Ben Hogan at the U.S. Open.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Ted Rall: The political cartoonist, opinion columnist and graphic novelist talks about “The Book of Obama: From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt.” [7 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Terry Bisson:
The novelist talks about “Any Day Now.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Personalized medicine:
Cardiologist Euan Ashley discusses how the sequencing of the human genome has resulted in the dawn of personalized medicine. [7 p.m., Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University, Stanford]

Local activities

Pride Month:
The National Queer Arts Festival presents “X,” Australian performer Sunny Drake’s solo show exploring quick fixes and fixations that are hard to quit. [8 p.m., the Garage, 715 Bryant St., S.F.]

Solo comedy: Will Franken plays various characters in “Elementary, My Dear Watson, It Was Crack.” The evening is slated to be recorded for a DVD. [9 p.m., Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Reggae extravaganza: The Wailers, the legendary band from Jamaica, and Gondwana, from Chile, appear in a show also featuring DJ Stepwise and DJ Julicio. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St, S.F.]

Dining out

Grand Cafe:
A steak dish — a seven-ounce filet, with potato and broccoli-rabe gratin, arugula, grilled red onion and chimichurri — is recommended today. Bar special: $15 for 12 oysters and a drink . [501 Geary St., S.F.; (415) 292-0101]

Music

African music:
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents a concert of pan-African music with Congolese salsero Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca. The evening includes a dance lesson. [6 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Dance

Modern works:
Kunst-Stoff’s “Arts Fest ’12,” a festival of contemporary dance, presents “Program 1.” Featured companies: Dance Elixir and Kunst-Stoff Dance Company. [8:30 p.m., Kunst-Stoff Arts, 1 Grove St, S.F.]

At the public library

Parents for Public Schools:
The session provides information about getting children ready to start kindergarten and about family involvement during the school year. [5:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]

Creative writing: Writer, filmmaker and journalist Shevi Rosenfeld Loewinger conducts a class focusing on writing stories, developing characters and finding your voice. [12:30 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

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