Journalist Vargas speaks at Commonwealth Club 


Who's in town

Jose Antonio Vargas: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who recently revealed that he immigrated to the United States illegally at the age of 12, appears in a sold-out conversation at the Commonwealth Club.


Steven W. Stahler: The UC Berkeley astronomer describes the great strides we have made in understanding how a star like our own sun comes into existence. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Film education: The San Francisco Film Society presents “Where Did That Come From?” a class examining how new films borrow or steal from old ones. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its July discussion. “The Death of Osama bin Laden: The End of Terrorism?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Monday Night Philosophy: Program, conducted by Denise Schickel, explores ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Will to Power.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Amy Snyder: The retired management consultant turned Ironman triathlete and cyclist talks about “Hell on Two Wheels.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Left Coast Writers: Featured authors include Tami Casias (“Crystal Bound”) and Terry Sue Harms (“Pearls My Mother Wore”). [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, No. 46, S.F.]

Barbara Eden: The “I Dream of Jeannie” star shares her memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle.” [6 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Public-health program: USF hosts a meeting providing an overview of its Master of Public Health program. [4 p.m. USF, Lone Mountain Room 203, S.F.]

Book discussion: Mystery Readers Discussion Series takes a look at Michael Connelly’s “The Lincoln Lawyer.” [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Local activities

LaborFest: The labor festival hosts a Chinatown walk. Topics include Chinese labor, discrimination, sweatshops and housing. [10 a.m., meet at Portsmouth Square, Washington Street side near elevator at Kearny Street, S.F.]

Theater fundraiser: ODC Theater hosts a fundraiser benefiting its 2011-12 season and celebrating theater director Rob Bailis. The event includes a reception and previews of upcoming shows. [6:30 p.m., 3153 17th St., S.F.; RSVP:]

Variety series: NohThing Like Vaudeville Series presents Lindsay Benner in “The Book of Love.” Benner’s skills include acting, physical comedy, and juggling. [8 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Dining out

Ozumo: The restaurant presents “Meet the Brewer” ($40) with Philip Harper, maker of Tamagawa sake in Kyoto, Japan. The event includes a sake presentation from Harper and sushi and small plates from chef Alejandro Morgan. The regular menu also is available. Black cod marinated in saikyo miso and sake kasu is recommended. [6:30 p.m., 161 Steuart St., S.F., (415) 882-1333; sake tickets:]

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