August 5: 'On The Run' tour and other SF events 

Who’s in town

University of Puerto Rico professor James Penner discusses “Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years,” his exploration of Leary’s earliest research on LSD and psilocybin. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


Trans issues: Gender specialist Robyn L. Stukalin speaks about “Trans in the Tenderloin: A Story of Community Resilience,” and looks at the effects of trauma and discrimination on the transgender community. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Author talk: Litquake and Green Apple Books present Edan Lepucki, author of the new dystopian novel “California,” in conversation with journalist John McMurtrie. [7 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Book club: The Women We’d Like to Lunch With Book Club discusses “The End of the Point” by Elizabeth Graver. [7 p.m., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the public library

Little petting zoo: Get up close and personal with goats, chickens, a pot-bellied pig and other friendly animals. [10:15 a.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Duct dynasty: Youths ages 8-18 are invited to create fun crafts using duct tape as their muse and medium. [3:30 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Immigrant rights: Learn about the rights of immigrants, including legal and social services available to people in need. Workshop is presented by Causa Justa:Just Cause. [6:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art showcase: “I Wish Here Was Here,” featuring works by participants in the Summer Undergraduate Residency program, launches with a reception. [5 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Jazz show: Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti, pictured, and guitar virtuoso Julian Lang perform. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Classic rock: Michael McDonald, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, splits a bill with Grammy-winning rock band Toto. [6 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Senior web: Savvy teenagers help seniors get online in “Cyber-Seniors,” a documentary screening in the Brave New World series. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Ben Gleib, who has appeared on “Chelsea Lately” and “Last Comic Standing,” performs as part of the American Me comedy series. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

In The News: SOMArts presents The News, a monthly program of new LGBT-focused performance pieces, works in progress and more. [7:30 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Really big show

Beyoncé and Jay Z are kicking off the two-day San Francisco residency of their “On the Run” tour. [8 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]


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