July 21: The Hold Steady and other SF events 

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  • The Hold Steady play in S.F. tonight.
Who’s in town

Scott Simpson headlines “Rock and Roll Comedy Jam,” a night of comedy featuring Jeremy Talamantes, Jesus Bettawork, Luna Michelle, Mary Van Note and music by Medicine Bug. [8 p.m., 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Lectures

Medical advances: Dr. Maud Haimson Nerman talks about her patients who have recovered from back pain, traumatic brain injury and other ailments, and how people can take charge of their health. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Young-adult fiction: The NYM-Actual Book Club welcomes author Tamara Ireland Stone to discuss her latest book, “Time After Time,” which stars a San Francisco time traveler. [6 p.m., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Spanish fiction: The Spanish-language Tertulias Literarias book club discusses “Nuestra Señora de la Noche” by Mayra Santos-Febres. [7 p.m., Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Poetry challenge: Accomplished and emerging poets compete at Lit Slam, with audience members acting as judges. [8 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing session welcomes seniors. [10 a.m., p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Craft party: Kids 5 and older can create crafts at “Sophie’s Stress Free Soirees.” [3 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

Get popping: All ages are welcome at the Bubble Lady’s show. [2 p.m., 1135 Powell St., Chinatown Branch, S.F.]

At the colleges

Jazz show: Brooklyn-based jazz musician Ben Flocks performs songs from his debut album, “Battle Mountain,” and more. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Rock show: The Chain Gang of 1974 — the indietronic project of San Jose-born DJ Kamtin Mohager — headlines the show. Chicago band Empires and San Francisco-based The Frail also perform. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.; www.bottomofthehill.com]

Theater magic: Bay Area magician Christian Cagigal is doing his final week of “Now and at the Hour,” a show combining magic with storytelling. [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Japanese film: Director Tatsuyuki Nagai’s “Anohana the Movie,” which follows five childhood friends who drift apart after a mutual friend dies, screens as part of the Japanese Film Festival of San Francisco. [8:15 p.m., New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.; www.jffsf.org]

Rock show

The Hold Steady, whose music has been featured on the HBO show “Game of Thrones,” performs songs from its most recent album, “Teeth Dreams,” and more. [Great American Music Hall, 8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

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