August 28: Circus and other events 

Who's in town

Singer-songwriter Kiesza, a Calgary artist and former code-breaker for the Royal Canadian Navy, brings her pop sound to Popscene. [9:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Lectures

LGBT marketplace: A panel moderated by TechTalk President Kevin O'Malley discusses "Harnessing the Power of the LGBT Marketplace and Social Capital to Drive Positive Social Change." [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

New fantasy fiction: Author Brent Weeks talks about the latest addition to the "Lightbringer" series, "The Broken Eye." [7 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F.]

'Sandman Slim' book: Best-selling author Richard Kadrey discusses "The Getaway God," the latest in the "Sandman Slim" series. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., S.F.]

School memoir: Author Lewis Buzbee discusses the public-school system at the launch of "Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Latino Parent Club: Parents for Public Schools-San Francisco holds monthly Spanish-language meetings on how parents can help their children succeed in school. [12:30 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Job hunt: Workshop covers the biggest mistakes that job-seekers make. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art of the brow: Beauty educators lead a free demonstration on how to create the perfect, face-flattering eyebrow shape. [6-8 p.m., San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, 1067 Folsom St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free concert: The Musical Art Quintet performs as part of the "People in Plazas" series. [Noon, 333 Market St., S.F.]

NightLife: "Future of Transportation" is the theme of this week's NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, including a sneak peek of Google's prototype of the self-driving car and Tesla Motors' Model S all-electric car. [6 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Watch the revolution: "Fight the Power: Radicals, Resistance and Revolution" is the theme of Oddball Films' presentation of revolutionary shorts, including real footage of the 1960s SFSU student strike and "Union Maids," a short that shows women fighting for their labor rights. [8 p.m., Oddball Films, 275 Capp St., S.F.]

Free walking tour: A San Francisco City Guides tour explores the history of theater in The City, including tales of Caruso, Tetrazzini and Lotta. [4 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Rock show: My Name is Ann tops a bill that includes Bandito Overlord and Bridge of Crows as part of The Luggage Store's "Creative Music Series." [8 p.m., 509 Ellis St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Nikki Glaser, who has appeared on "Conan" and "Last Comic Standing," performs. Tom Brady and Raj Dutta are also on the bill. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers, 157 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Antipodal hip-hop: Australian hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods headlines a bill that also includes Doomtree's SIMS. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

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