Robert Tat Gallery presents ‘19th-Century San Francisco’ 

click to enlarge Old San Francisco: Robert Tat Gallery presents “19th-Century San Francisco,” a group exhibition of pre-1900 vintage photographs featuring views of our city. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Old San Francisco: Robert Tat Gallery presents “19th-Century San Francisco,” a group exhibition of pre-1900 vintage photographs featuring views of our city.

Who’s in town

Comedian Anjelah Johnson opens a four-night stand-up engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers:
The authors of “Zoobiquity” explore what animals can teach us about the human body and mind. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Art history talk:
“A Culture of Competition: The Olympics in Ancient Greece” is the topic. Richard Hoffman, professor at San Francisco State University, speaks. [10 a.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Dorothy Wickenden:
The New Yorker executive editor presents “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Laszlo Krasznahorkai: The Hungarian author, whose novels include “Satantango” and “War and War,” reads from selected works. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Anita Hughes: The debut novelist talks about “Monarch Beach.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Book party: Radical Women hosts a book party for poet Nellie Wong, in celebration of the publication of “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,” Wong’s fourth book of poetry. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Explaining jazz:
The Stanford Jazz Workshop presents “Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz,” an event in which SJW’s Jim Nadel explains the music form. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

At the public library

Kindergarten preparation:
The workshop provides parents with information about getting children prepared to start kindergarten and about what to expect from a school. [6 p.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Insect Discovery Lab: The session offers an opportunity to see and touch insects from around the world. [2 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Old San Francisco:
Robert Tat Gallery presents “19th-Century San Francisco,” a group exhibition of pre-1900 vintage photographs featuring views of our city. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 49 Geary St., Suite 410, S.F.]

Jewish and Chinese stories: The Israel China Film Festival, celebrating interactions between the people of Israel and China, presents a night of documentaries, beginning with “Port of Last Resort.” [7 p.m. onward, Great Star Theater, 630 Jackson St., S.F.;]

Happy-hour party: Philanthro San Francisco and SF for Acumen host a fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Medical Brigades. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St., S.F.]

Middle Eastern music:
Palestinian-American vocalist-instrumentalist Dalia Marina joins the local band Zamanna for a program of Middle Eastern music. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Appetizers include grilled asparagus with ricotta and fried capers. Roasted pork chop with pancetta, Bing cherries and frisee is recommended today. For dessert: strawberry-rhubarb crisp. [1896 Hyde St., S.F.; (415) 674-4343]


Museum mixer:
The Asian Art Museum’s June Matcha mixer features creative nightlife with art, poetry, tattooists, drag divas and DJ music. Guests include poets Justin Chin and Paul Hoover. [5 to 9 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]


Dance troupes:
Local dance companies appear in two concerts presented in conjunction with the Dance/USA conference. Featured acts include AXIS Dance Company and La Tania. [Noon and 8 p.m., Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents “Guilty Pleasures,” a 2012 documentary by Julie Moggan about romance novels and the universal struggle to reconcile inner fantasies with the realities of true relationships. [7:30 p.m., Screening Room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

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