The Exploratorium presents ‘The World of Your Senses’ 

click to enlarge Tibetan art: The Exploratorium presents “The World of Your Senses,” the U.S. premiere of a Tibetan thangka-style painting exhibition. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Tibetan art: The Exploratorium presents “The World of Your Senses,” the U.S. premiere of a Tibetan thangka-style painting exhibition.

Who’s in town

Comedian Ted Alexandro performs at the Punch Line. Alexandro has appeared on two of his own half-hour Comedy Central specials. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: The co-authors of “The Presidents Club” discuss the alliances, rivalries, transactions and misunderstandings that have occurred between the past 13 U.S. presidents. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Paula Broadwell: The national security analyst and military expert examines the career of Gen. David Petraeus and his transformative impact on the U.S. military. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.; RSVP: www.marineclub.com]

Robert Greenberg: The music historian discusses the Beethoven works on the San Francisco Performances slate for the season and explores the music and culture of Beethoven’s time. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Alison Bechdel: The cartoonist and best-selling author talks about her new graphic memoir, “Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Paul Goldstein: The author and attorney talks about “Havana Requiem: A Legal Thriller.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Summer Lovin’ Book Tour: Jenny Han (“We’ll Always Have Summer”), Morgan Matson (“Second Chance Summer”) and Jessi Kirby (“In Honor”) present their books for younger readers. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Eric Owen Moss: The architect, whose firm has built a wide array of innovative and award-winning buildings, discusses his work. [6:30 p.m., Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford University, 318 Campus Drive, Stanford]

Degree programs: A Golden Gate University event provides information on undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working professionals. Bring higher-education transcripts. [Noon, Room 6210, GGU, 536 Mission St., S.F.]

At the public library

Film and discussion: Jeff Adachi, filmmaker and San Francisco public defender, screens “You Don’t Know Jack.” Q&A follows. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Constituent services: Staff members from Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office answer questions about federal agencies, programs and benefits. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Tibetan art: The Exploratorium presents “The World of Your Senses,” the U.S. premiere of a Tibetan thangka-style painting exhibition. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]

Festive fundraiser: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation hosts its 31st Anniversary Dinner. ABC7’s Cheryl Jennings emcees. The Robert Vickers Orchestra performs. [6 p.m., Union Square Hilton, 333 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Dance series: Salsa in the Square, a summer community event, returns to Union Square. Percussionist-vocalist Jesus Diaz performs with his Latin-jazz ensemble. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Rhapsodies in orange: George Krevsky Gallery hosts “Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge,” an exhibit in which artists pay homage to the famed span. An art talk is set for 5:30 p.m. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 77 Geary St., S.F.]

Dining out

Mamacita: The chilaquiles casi listos are highlighted today. The dish contains tortilla chips tossed with chipotle cream, roasted chicken, fava leaves and poblano-pepper “rajas.” [2317 Chestnut St., S.F.; (415) 346-8494]

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