Dutch and Flemish works on display at Legion of Honor 

Who’s in town

Bombino — Tuareg rock and blues musician Omara “Bombino” Moctar — performs at Slim’s. Regarded as one of Africa’s most dynamic young guitarists, Bombino is known for his musical jams that capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]


Mental health:
Speakers explain how stigma and discrimination affect those with mental illness, and discuss the importance of moral support for people with mental illness. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Bill Plympton: The award-winning animator screens some of his work and gives a live drawing demonstration. [6 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.; www.cartoonart.org]

Don Gray: The aviation historian speaks at the July meeting of the San Francisco History Association, giving a presentation on the aeronautical history of Crissy Field. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Dance talk: Movement artist Ralph Lemon hosts a Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange talk. Dance makers discuss their craft and the process of mentorship. [7 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., S.F.]

Literary events

Howard Markel
: The medical historian discusses “An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Book group: The Fourth Tuesday (Margie’s) Book Club discusses “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan. [7 p.m., Books Inc., Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

The labor festival presents a tour of the Mechanics’ Institute Library, the oldest library on the West Coast. [11 and 2 p.m., 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 393-0103 or tedwards@milibrary.org]

Stanford Jazz Festival: The Edmar Castaneda Trio performs. Castaneda is a Colombian harpist who performs both native South American music and his own compositions. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University]

At the public library

Writers with disabilities:
The library hosts “Lives Explored,” a reading by writers with disabilities. Featured authors include Belo Cipriani (“Blind: A Memoir”). [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Learn about sharks: Aquarium of the Bay presents “Fintastic,” a program exploring the world of sharks, skates and rays. The session is for ages 5 and older. [2 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

Jewish cinema:
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival continues. Today’s bill includes the festival’s centerpiece film, Polish espionage thriller “Little Rose” (6 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.sfjff.org]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series hosts an evening of community dancing. Today’s featured dance form is country western. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Classical music: Pianist Joan Nagano and violinist Kay Stern perform a sonata by Cesar Franck and other music. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Dutch art: “Dutch and Flemish Masterworks From the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection,” an exhibit of paintings by 17th-century Dutch Old Masters, is on view at the Legion of Honor. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Dining out

: Chef Asuncion Quezada cooks modern Mexican cuisine, and guacamoles, appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, ceviches and tacos are on the menu. Today’s recommended entree is the grilled skirt steak, with grilled tomatoes, sauteed onions, black-bean puree, chile de arbol vinaigrette and crispy tortilla. [303 Second St., S.F.; (415) 543-2928]

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