August 6: Air Traffic Controller and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Anne Neuberger, special assistant to National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, talks about the controversial agency’s work balancing security with privacy concerns. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.;]


Retirement for LGBT seniors: Dr. Marcy Adelman headlines “LGBT Retirement Living: A Panel Discussion about Exclusive vs. Inclusive Communities.” [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Tech talk: Silicon Valley insider Michael Malone speaks about his new book, “The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company.” [6:30 p.m., Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose]

Actress speaks: Actress and blogger Elisa Donovan (“Clueless”) speaks about her life, including her work supporting women with eating disorders, in a talk presented by Rosie’s Daughters. [6:30 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘If I Stay’: Author Gayle Forman speaks about her novel “If I Stay,” which is hitting theaters soon in a big-screen adaptation. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Acting tips: Boze Hadleigh shares the secrets of stardom and his new book, “An Actor Succeeds.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Magic show: Magician Gerald Joseph adds a comedic twist to his sleight of hand. [11 a.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.; 1 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Martial arts: Youths can learn the basics of martial arts in a workshop by Destiny Arts. [4:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Delight Rice: Author Ron Hirano speaks about his book, “The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and her Children.” Rice, a hearing woman raised by deaf parents, “adopted” Hirano while his family was interned in camps during World War II. The lecture will be presented in American Sign Language. [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Legacy Film Festival: Sheila Malkind discusses The Legacy Film Festival on Aging in a presentation by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. [1 p.m., SFSU downtown campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free concert: The Cosmo Alleycats bring their retro R&B sound to the Financial District as part of the People in Plazas series. [Noon, 525 Market St., S.F.]

New Mission art: An opening reception titled “El Grito de la Misión, or “the cry of the Mission,” opens Mission Voices Summer’s “We Took Over This City” exhibit, which imagines an alternate San Francisco ruled by youths. The MVS program pairs local artists with teenagers. [6 p.m., Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., S.F.]

Bay Area comedy: Local comedians John Ross, Kurt Weitzmann and Nina G perform as part of the “Comedy Allstars” showcase. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Rock show

Air Traffic Controller, which got its name from singer Dave Munro’s former profession, performs tonight at Bottom of the Hill. [9 p.m., 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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