Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux performs at the Independent 

click to enlarge Chilean musician: Ana Tijoux, a hip-hop artist from Chile, performs at the Independent. “La Bala” is her new album. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Chilean musician: Ana Tijoux, a hip-hop artist from Chile, performs at the Independent. “La Bala” is her new album.

Who’s in town

Award-winning children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose honors include the 2010 Caldecott Medal, delivers the San Francisco Public Library’s 2012 Effie Lee Morris Lecture. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Jonah Levy:
The UC Berkeley-based specialist in French politics discusses the French elections and the implications of the outcome. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lance Hosey: The CEO of GreenBlue and author of “The Shape of Green” discusses the importance of sustainable design at all scales, from products to buildings to communities. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha: The comic book artists discuss the “Star Wars” comic book and their experiences in creating the Marvel Comics adaptation of the film. [7 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

David Blackburn: The California Academy of Sciences assistant herpetology curator discusses the evolution and diversity of amphibians. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Stephanie Deutsch:
The author and critic presents “You Need a Schoolhouse.” [6 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Book celebration: Author and editor Kim Stanley Robinson, joined by additional guests, celebrates the release of “In the Sierra: Mountain Writings of Kenneth Rexroth.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dana Gioia:
The poet talks about “Pity the Beautiful.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Harpsichord concert:
Elaine Thornburgh and Jillon Stoppels Dupree give a duo harpsichord performance featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, F. Couperin and Mozart. [8 p.m., Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Book discussion: Edith Wharton’s “The Age of Innocence” is the featured book. [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the public library

Mobile pet adoption:
The San Francisco SPCA brings cats and dogs to the library courtyard to be adopted and taken home. [2 p.m. to 6 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Art talk: “Artists of Color: Untold Stories of Silent History” is the topic of a talk presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [7 p.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]

Local activities

Chilean musician:
Ana Tijoux, a hip-hop artist from Chile, performs at the Independent. “La Bala” is her new album. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Comic Jill Bourque hosts “Jillarious,” a show of comedy and stories. “Alter ego” is today’s theme. Performers include Sebastian Boswell III and Natasha Muse. [7:30 p.m., Tommy T’s Showroom, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Summer arts: “Summer of Art” at the United Nations Plaza presents a concert produced by People in Plazas. Harry Best, specializing in Caribbean reggae steel-drum music, performs. [Noon, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

Dining out

“Sumo Hour” ($5 sushi rolls, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) is highlighted today. Rolls include a spicy butterfish roll, a salmon-skin roll, and a “Rock ’N’ Roll” (barbecued eel, avocado, cucumber-eel sauce). [2909 Webster St., S.F.; (415) 346-3431]

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