August 14: Paufve Dance and other SF events 

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  • Kate Weare Co. and Paufve Dance, pictured, perform as part of the Music Moves Festival.
Who’s in town

Economic-justice activist Betsy Leondar-Wright shares tips for community activism and her new book, “Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movements.” [9 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]


Reproductive rights: Author Fran Moreland Johns talks about her new book, “Perilous Times: An Inside Look at Abortion Before and After Roe v. Wade,” and joins a panel discussion with Dr. Stephanie Long and NARAL member Renee Bracey Sherman. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

LGBT immigration: Human-rights and immigration attorney Rochelle A. Fortier discusses the problems facing LGBT applicants for asylum in the U.S., including many who face extreme persecution in their home countries. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Bilingual poetry: “Voz Sin Tinta” is Alley Cat Books’ monthly bilingual poetry night. This month’s readers include Kacy Cunningham, Chaz J, Miah Jeffra and Aja Couchois Duncan. [6:30 p.m., 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Debut novelist: Pushcart Prize nominee Désirée Zamorano’s debut novel, “The Amado Women,” follows four Latina women and their secrets. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Actress talk: “Girls” star Jenny Mollen’s new memoir is “I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories about Me and Some Other People.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Grisly stories: Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell share stories from “Working Stiff,” a memoir of a New York medical examiner’s gritty experiences. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the public library

Starting a business: Martha Yañez of the Small Business Assistance Center shares tips about starting a business in San Francisco, including common pitfalls for entrepreneurs. [10 a.m.-noon, Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Creative writing: Get your pen flowing with a free class on writing stories, including developing characters and finding a voice. [12:30 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Tech talk: Augmented-reality technology is the topic of a film screening and panel discussion. [7 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free concert: R&B singer Leslie Vann performs as part of the “People in Plazas” series. [Noon, 303 Second St., S.F.]

Rock show: North Carolina’s Flagship plumbs emotional depths in its music. Fresh Cassettes and Black Cobra Vipers open. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Flashback: Broadway stars Tony Vincent and Jessica Phillips go back in time with “I Heart the ’80s.” [Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Hal Sparks, star of “Queer as Folk” and VH1’s popular “I Love ...” series, performs. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dance festival

Kate Weare Co. and Paufve Dance, pictured, perform as part of the Music Moves Festival. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


Stand-up comedy: Comedian and podcaster Christina Pazsitzky, who has written for “Chelsea Lately” and performed on “Red Light Comedy,” appears. [7:15 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Classic soul: Legendary singer Bettye LaVette visits the Bay Area. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Rocking night: Dirty-pop band The Wearies top a frenzied lineup that includes the Trash Pop Icons, Trip Wire, the Bottle Kids and more. [7:30 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]


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