‘Fabulous’ celebrates fashion, fame and queer culture 

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  • Ab fab: “Fabulous,” an artist-curated exhibit celebrating fashion, fame, identity and queer culture, opens with a reception.

Who’s in town

Nigeria-born, U.S.-based artist Victor Ekpuk visits the Museum of the African Diaspora to discuss his work. [6 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]


Van Jones:
The civil rights advocate and former green-jobs adviser to the Obama administration appears in an onstage conversation. [7 p.m., Forum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Local economy: City economic officials Ted Egan and Todd Rufo explore the state of San Francisco’s economy. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Mary L. McEachron:
The chief administrative officer of the Buck Institute discusses the focus that scientists are placing on extending the healthy years of life. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: The author of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” talks about her study of culinary anthropology and discovering her family’s Singaporean roots. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Richard Muller: The UC Berkeley physics professor, a controversial figure among the climate change intelligentsia, gives a talk titled “Skeptical Climate Science.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Christian Kiefer:
The debut novelist talks about “The Infinite Tides.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dan Bucatinsky: The writer, actor and producer talks about “Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Small-business talk:
“Resources to Help You Start and Grow Your Small Business” is the theme of a Cantonese-language talk presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. [2 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.]

Stairway walks: Adah Bakalinsky, author of “Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring” shows slides of some of her favorite local walks. [2 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Ab fab:
“Fabulous,” an artist-curated exhibit celebrating fashion, fame, identity and queer culture, opens with a reception. [7 to 9 p.m., Creativity Explored Gallery, 3245 16th St., S.F.]

Juicy ’70s funk: Rose Royce, the soul band known for “Car Wash,” plays two shows. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Soiree fundraiser: Asylum Access, a refugee rights nonprofit, presents its 2012 Summer Soiree and Auction. Guests include Slanted Door chef Charles Phan. [6 to 9 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.; www.asylumaccess.org]

Dining out

Zare at Fly Trap:
Dishes include poached and roasted chicken, rock-salt-roasted radicchio, grilled white peaches, couscous, and black radish. Also recommended: a salad with summer squashes. [606 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 243-0580]


Art show:
The exhibition “Light Works” features two large electric-light pieces by Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin that reflect the diverse artistic approaches of the 1960s. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]


Jazz septet:
Bandleader and composer Marcus Shelby performs with the Hot 7, his septet. Classic American jazz is the group’s specialty. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade, 770 Mission St., S.F.]


Gay science:
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Pride NightLife.” Events include a drag show with Heklina and a “Stargayzing” planetarium show. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts hosts “Zambra Flamenca,” an evening in which dance artists explore three types of flamenco’s zambra form. [7 p.m., 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

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