July 1: Harry and the Potters and other SF events 

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  • Harry and the Potters, hailed as pioneers of the wizard-rock genre of music inspired by the best-selling "Harry Potter” franchise, open for Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers.
Who's in town

Author John Rosengren discusses “The Fight of Their Lives,” his book about a bench-clearing brawl in 1965 between Giants star Juan Marichal and the L.A. Dodgers’ John Roseboro, and the friendship they formed. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Literary events

Physics: Dr. Claude Poncelet discusses “The Shaman Within: A Physicist's Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary ladies: The Women We’d Like To Lunch With Book Club discusses “Seating Arrangements” by Maggie Shipstead, a Dylan Fiction Prize award winner about the cracks that form in an upper-crust family’s life during a wedding. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F]


Healing through dance: The UC San Francisco session helps participants tap the healing powers of movement, imagery and creativity. [11 a.m., Mount Zion campus, UCSF, 1545 Divisadero St., fifth floor, S.F.]

At the colleges

Student art: “From Here: the 15th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual” is a juried exhibit of the best pieces by juniors and seniors in the University of San Francisco art program. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gleeson Library, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Literary summit: The College of Liberal and Creative Arts presents “Fault Lines of Modernity: New Contexts for Religion, Ethics and Literature.” [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Crosspulse Rhythm Duo: Keith Terry and Evie Laden use banjos, boxes and more in an interactive musical experience for kids. [10:30 a.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.; 1 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Tree Frog Tuesdays: Tree Frog Treks brings amphibians and reptiles to their most unusual habitat, the library. [3 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Dancer: Eddie Madril, a Native-American hoop dancer, shares the beauty of native dances. [3 p.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]

Local events

Private lives of fish: A daily 45-minute guided tour gives guests a behind-the-aquarium peek at what sea creatures do when they’re offstage. [1 p.m., Aquarium of the Bay, 2 Beach St., S.F.; Reservations required: (415) 623-5333]

Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra: The Noontime Concerts program features Mozart’s Serenade No. 10, “Gran Partita.” [12:30 p.m., $5. Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Free First Tuesday: “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” — which examines the contributions of Jewish architects, designers and more in shaping the look of postwar America — is among the exhibits on view during the free admission day. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Wizard rock

Harry and the Potters, hailed as pioneers of the wizard-rock genre of music inspired by the best-selling "Harry Potter” franchise, open for Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers. [8 p.m., $18, Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]


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