July 29: Journey and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Deborah Harkness shares “The Book of Life,” the conclusion to her best-selling “All Souls” trilogy. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]


Streetcar spotting: Fourth-generation San Franciscan Rick Laubscher shares the history of The City’s iconic cable cars and streetcars. Laubscher will also sign copies of his new book, ““On Track: A Field Guide to San Francisco’s Historic Streetcars & Cable Cars.” [7 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Nepalese diaspora: Prajwal Parajuly discusses his book “The Gurkha’s Daughter,” a best-seller in India that follows members of the Nepalese diaspora from India to New York. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Jazz novel: Rebecca Rotert’s new book, “Last Night at the Blue Angel,” is set in Chicago during the early 1960s jazz scene. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

Mandarin storytime: Chinese-language stories and songs are targeted toward children 15 months to 4 years old. [11:15 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

T(w)een Knitting Circle: Youths ages 10 to 16 are invited to learn the basics of knitting and work on their own projects. [2 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

San Francisco in the 1940s: “Dark Passage,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in a noir thriller with jaw-dropping views of Telegraph Hill, screens as part of the library’s series of films shot in San Francisco. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

At the colleges

Jazz sextet: Northern California pianist Richard Sears and his sextet perform a suite honoring legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

Local activities

Rock show: Southern Californians Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer, both 19 years old, make up Dub Thompson. San Francisco groups All Your Sisters and Foli open the show. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Daly City native Bradley Lum, aka Asian rapper and YouTube star Tai Mai Shu, performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Documentary: “Life as a Rumor” follows filmmaker Assi Dayan, son of Israeli Gen. Moshe Dayan, as he approaches the end of his life. The film screens as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. [3:45 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Big band: The Tommy Igoe Big Band, featuring members from classic bands such as Santana, Tower of Power and more, performs. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Classic rock

Journey, known for hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” splits a bill with the Steve Miller Band. [6:45 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord]

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