The San Francisco Mime Troupe brings its 2012 summer show outdoors 

click to enlarge Outdoor Theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe brings its 2012 summer-in-the-park show, the musical satire “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election,” to Courthouse Square. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Outdoor Theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe brings its 2012 summer-in-the-park show, the musical satire “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election,” to Courthouse Square.

Who's in Town

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari, seen on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” brings his stand-up tour to San Francisco. [7 p.m., Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St., S.F.]
Lectures

Health care: Health care insiders and advocates discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, focusing on its impact on California. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Karl Inderfurth: The former U.S. assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs discusses the U.S.-India relationship. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Jim Nisbet: The novelist talks about “Old and Cold.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Chris Cleave: The novelist talks about “Little Bee.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Karen Thompson Walker: The debut novelist talks about “The Age of Miracles.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Emily Jeanne Miller: The debut novelist talks about “Brand New Human Being.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Dina Yuen: The chef talks about “Indonesian Cooking: Satays, Sambals, and More.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Andrea Nguyen: The food writer and authority on Asian cuisine talks about “Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own and Cook It at Home.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: Drummer Akira Tana and his band perform a concert saluting spy movie soundtracks and crime-show themes of the Cold War era. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Art conversation: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents a community conversation titled “Photography: Art or Craft?” [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room B, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Mark Zepezauer: The author and illustrator talks about “The CIA’s Greatest Hits.” [7 p.m., Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Local activities

Outdoor Theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe brings its 2012 summer-in-the-park show, the musical satire “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election,” to Courthouse Square. [6:30 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Documentary: “Fixing the Future,” a film in which host David Brancaccio visits people and organizations attempting to reinvent the U.S. economy, screens, followed by a discussion. [7:30 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Summer music: People in Plazas, a series that presents free concerts in downtown San Francisco, welcomes Vega, a Latin music act. [Noon, Crocker Galleria, Post and Montgomery streets, S.F.]

Rock band: Moonalice, whose music mixes roots, rock, R&B and more, performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Waterfront Restaurant: California cuisine and seafood dishes are on the menu at this bayside restaurant. The lobster mac and cheese, available as a side dish or an appetizer, is recommended today. [Pier 7, Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 391-2696]

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