Sept. 3: Enrique Bunbury and other SF events 

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  • Enrique Bunbury, formerly of the Spanish rock band Heroes del Silencio, comes to The City.
Who’s in town

Stand-up comedian Dan Cummins, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and his own special on Comedy Central, is performing tonight. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Agriculture and journalism: KQED’s Sasha Khokha moderates a panel of food journalists discussing the resurgence of agriculture-based reporting. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 95 Market St., S.F.]

Views on Vietnam: Nguyen Ba Hung, counsel general of Vietnam, speaks about the economic ties between the U.S., China and Vietnam, as well as conflicts between the three nations. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

New French wine: Pamela Busch, a San Francisco Examiner wine columnist and longtime wine educator, leads a tasting seminar. [7 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Debut fiction: Scientist, musician and author Stuart Rojstaczer launches his debut novel, “The Mathematician’s Shiva,” which follows a grand mathematician’s passing and her son’s efforts to discover the math solution she took to her grave. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Universal poetry: Authors gather to read from “99 Poems for the 99 Percent.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Earthquake readiness: UC San Francisco professor Matt Springer discusses how people can protect themselves and their property before the next earthquake. [6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Neuroscience and aging: Maureen Turner discusses “The User’s Guide to the Aging Brain.” [1 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, SFSU downtown campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Mourning Michael Brown: Friar Paul Fitzgerald, president of the University of San Francisco, leads a community prayer service for Michael Brown, the young man who was fatally shot by police last month in Missouri and whose death has ignited a national debate on race and violence. [Noon, Lo Schiavo Science Privett Plaza, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Musical tribute: Professor Hafez Modirzadeh, a saxophonist, leads a tribute to pioneering Chinese-American musician and activist Fred Ho, who passed away earlier this year. [1:10 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Zoo free day: The San Francisco Zoo is offering free admission to all San Francisco residents today (valid identification is required). [10 a.m.-5 p.m., 945 Sloat Blvd., S.F.]

Drink and Draw: Bring some paper and a pen to draw your own “purdy pitchers,” which are then put into a raffle for the opportunity to win prizes and cocktails. [6 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

Mystery film: “Girl by the Lake” screens as part of Italian Mystery Film Night. Showing is free, but RSVP is recommended. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.; www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/IIC_Sanfrancisco]

Free concert: The BFF.fm birthday bash features Happy Fangs, Nanosaur and Night Genes. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Spanish rock Enrique Bunbury, formerly of the Spanish rock band Heroes del Silencio, comes to The City. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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