Good Day: July 26, 2010 

Jazz singer and pianist Dena DeRose performs at the Stanford Jazz Festival. Her trio also includes Peter Barshay (bass) and Akira Tana (drums). [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

‘Jaw Droppers’:
Program features five people who push mental, physical, and sometimes legal boundaries  conceptual artist Jonathon Keats and card counter Jeffrey Ma among them. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LaborFest: Local labor groups compete for prizes and pride in a “Labor Jeopardy Contest.” Professor and playwright Edward Hernandez emcees. [6 p.m., Plumbers’ Hall, 1621 Market St., S.F.]

Book group:
The Hands On Bay Area Book Club meets. July’s scheduled selection: “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth,” by William Bryant Logan. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Nursing program:
USF’s School of Nursing presents an overview of its master’s and doctoral degree options. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain Admission Presentation Room, No. 216, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Opera performance: Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute students present an “Aria Evening.” [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Bob Barde:
The author of “Immigration at the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion and Angel Island” presents a slide show drawing on his research for the book. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Disability film festival: Superfest International Disability Film Festival Showcase presents five award-winning films of, by and for the disability community. [3 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Movie screening: Screen gem “Breathless” (1960), French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard’s groundbreaking debut feature, is screening, with a restored print, at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 267-4893]

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Florida Marlins. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Arts mixer: “Make My Monday,” a party with artmaking, music, drinks and street food, presents its July edition. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Firehouse, Fort Mason Center, S.F.; e-mail to reserve spot at no-host bar]

Lunchtime levity: The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts “What’s Cooking With Josh Kornbluth,” a lunchtime session of conversation and entertainment with the monologist. [Noon to 2 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Lunchtime flamenco: People in Plazas, a series that presents free concerts in plazas and courtyards in downtown San Francisco, welcomes flamenco dancer Juan Moyoli and friends. [Noon, plaza at 101 California St., S.F.]

Cross-cultural comedy: Punch Line Comedy Club presents “Make Chai, Not War,” featuring Hindu comedian Rajiv Satyal and Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. [8 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Community concert: Redwood City’s Jazz on Main series welcomes Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, an ensemble that performs original contemporary Brazilian-inspired jazz. [6 to 8 p.m., Main Street, downtown Redwood City]

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