Catch jazz singer Silvano at Stanford 

Who's in town

Judi Silvano: The jazz singer performs at the Stanford Jazz Festival, backed by special guest Joe Lovano (on saxophone) and other artists. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]


Geoffrey B. West: The theoretical physicist gives a talk titled “Why Cities Keep on Growing, Corporations Always Die, and Life Gets Faster.” Long Now presents the event. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Film arts: The San Francisco Film Society hosts “How Soon Is Now?” a forum examining how digital practices such as crowd sourcing and social-media marketing might affect filmmaking. [7:30 p.m., the Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Gregg Hurwitz: The crime novelist talks about “You’re Next.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Two poets: Troy Jollimore (“At Lake Scugog”) and Anthony Carelli (“Carnations”) read from their poetry collections. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Laura Deutsch: The writing teacher conducts a “Get Into Print” workshop, detailing how to get your writing published. [5:30 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.; register:]

Book group: The One World Children’s Fund Book Club discusses “Between Two Worlds,” by Roxana Siberi.
[7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Nursing program: USF’s School of Nursing presents an overview of its master’s and doctoral degree options. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain campus, Room 203, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Youth theater: San Francisco Arts Education Project presents a staged concert production of “Guys and Dolls,” featuring SFArtsEd students and alumni. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

Job Seekers Lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, preparing job applications and searching online for jobs. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Family Storytime’: Program features stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. [11 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Filmmaker spotlight: Film series celebrates director Monte Hellman, whose new thriller “Road to Nowhere” and 1971 road movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” screen today. [7 and 9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Ceramics art: Figurative ceramic sculptures by Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova are on view in the latest installment of SFMOMA’s “New Work” series. [10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

LaborFest: The labor festival hosts a “Labor Challenge” — a “Family Feud”-inspired game of labor knowledge. [7 p.m., Plumbers Hall, 1621 Market St., S.F.]

Community concert: Redwood City’s Jazz on Main series welcomes jazz violinist Mads Tolling and his quartet. [6 to 8 p.m., stage at Main Street, downtown Redwood City]

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