'The Painted Word' continues through July 14 at Meridian Gallery 

click to enlarge “The Painted Word,” an exhibit of artwork created by writers and poets of San Francisco’s Renaissance and Beat generation, continues through July 14 at Meridian Gallery. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 535 Powell St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • “The Painted Word,” an exhibit of artwork created by writers and poets of San Francisco’s Renaissance and Beat generation, continues through July 14 at Meridian Gallery. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 535 Powell St., S.F.]

Who’s in town

Marimba soloist Mika Stoltzman performs with her ensemble. Members of the quintet include her husband, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stolzman. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

‘Story Wars’: Skilled storytellers discuss narratives about how global warming affects the lives of average people. The program is set to be videotaped for a TV broadcast. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

John Ralston: The local historian talks about sensational murders and other scandalous crimes that have occurred in San Francisco over the centuries. [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Decorative arts: The American Decorative Arts Forum presents a lecture titled “Panorama of the American Campus over the Centuries.” [8 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Gogobot travel salon: Four travel writers and sabbatical travelers discuss how to leave behind your workaday life and travel long-term. [6 p.m., Monarch, 101 Sixth St., S.F.; tickets: http://longtermtravelsalon.eventbrite.com]

Literary events

G. Willow Wilson: The comics writer, essayist and journalist reads from her debut novel, “Alif the Unseen.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Two fiction writers: Anne-Marie Kinney (“Radio Iris”) and Karolina Waclawiak (“How to Get Into the Twin Palms”) read from their debut novels. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

‘Words and Pizza’: Teams of local literary folk vie over rounds of Dictionary in an evening of games, pizza, prizes, drinks and merriment. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Summer concert: The Bay Brass ensemble and Stanford University organist Robert Huw Morgan perform a summer concert. [8 p.m., Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Presidio history: “History of the Presidio: The Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers” is the theme of a slide lecture given by a national-park ranger. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Musical tale: Harpists Diana Stork and Shawna Spiteri present “Triskela,” a musical fantasy for ages 5 and up, about a girl from Ireland who discovers the uniqueness of San Francisco. [10:15 a.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Local activities

Exhibit extended: “The Painted Word,” an exhibit of artwork created by writers and poets of San Francisco’s Renaissance and Beat generation, continues through July 14 at Meridian Gallery. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 535 Powell St., S.F.]

LaborFest: The Labor Festival, with San Francisco City Guides, presents a tour titled “The Controversial Murals of Rincon Center.” [11 a.m.; meet in east end of Rincon Center lobby, Mission and Steuart streets, S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents a waltz-themed evening. Imperial Dance Club provides dance instruction. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Midday music: Tenor Michael Desnoyers and pianist Jonathan Edward Mann perform opera arias and other music. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Solstice Restaurant and Lounge: Today is “Taco Tuesday.” Featured tacos ($2.50) include fish, pollo asado, carnitas and veggie (portobello, cucumber, red peppers, salsa verde). Drink specials are $6. [2801 California St., S.F.; (415) 359-1222]

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