September 23: The Vaccines and other SF events 

Who's in town

Vocalist Bobby McFerrin, appearing with his band, presents "spirityouall," a project featuring beloved spirituals such as "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Julie R. Dargis: The "Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa" author gives a world tour via stories and verse and discusses the humanitarian work she has performed in war-torn places. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Cacophony Society: Members of the underground group of culture-jamming pranksters discuss the importance of play in adult life and how to kick-start your own culture. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary events

Peter Carlson: The writer of historical nonfiction reads from "Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey." [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Dara Horn: The novelist talks about "A Guide for the Perplexed." [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

L.E. Modesitt Jr.: The science-fiction and fantasy writer talks about "The One-Eyed Man." [7 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]

Domenica Marchetti: The cookbook author talks about "The Glorious Vegetables of Italy." [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Dinah Sanders: The locally based writer and cocktail blogger talks about "The Art of the Shim." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Architecture lecture: Jing Liu, China-born architect and cofounder of the award-winning SO-IL architecture firm, in New York City, discusses her work. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Cuban rhythms: Five-time Grammy nominee John Santos demonstrates Afro-Latin percussive techniques and a variety of rhythms from Cuba. [1:10 p.m., SFSU, Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [10 a.m. to noon, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Movie classic: "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) is the featured film. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Indie rock

The Vaccines bring their tour to San Francisco. "Melody Calling" is the new EP from the British indie-rock band. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Saudi tale: "Wadjda," a Saudi dramatic film about a schoolgirl who enters a Koran recitation contest in order to raise the funds she needs to buy a bicycle, is playing at the Opera Plaza Cinema. [601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; (415) 771-0183]

Singer-songwriter: The Living Jarboe (art-rock singer-songwriter Jane Jarboe), known for her work with the postpunk band Swans, performs at Cafe du Nord. [8 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Kokkari: Chef Erik Cosselmon creates Greek dishes. The kolokithokeftethes — crispy zucchini cakes with cucumber and mint-yogurt dressing — is a popular and recommended appetizer. For an entree, look for the makaronia, described as a Greek twist on ravioli. Ingredients include seasonal vegetables (currently summer squash and mushrooms), feta cream sauce, and toasted pine nuts. [200 Jackson St., S.F.; (415) 981-0983]

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