June 10: Tom Robbins talks about his new book and other SF events 

Who's in town

Author Tom Robbins, whose novels include "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "Still Life with Woodpecker," talks about "Tibetan Peach Pie," his new work of nonfiction. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


Stefan Kroepelin: The German geologist, climate researcher and devoted Sahara explorer discusses the deep Sahara, climate change and civilization. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.; www.longnow.org]

Gary Kamiya: The author of "Cool Gray City of Love" speaks at the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society's June meeting. [7:30 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Local economy: Panel discusses how policymakers and citizens are adapting to a landscape in which people are increasingly interested in supporting local businesses and sharing services online. [6 p.m., Airbnb, 888 Brannan St., S.F.]

Timothy Martin: The president of S. J. Shrubsole discusses important and magnificent pieces of antique American and British silver. [7:30 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Futurist art: Ph.D. candidate Christopher Atwood discusses the artwork of Italy's futurism movement. [7 p.m., Museo ItaloAmericano, Building C, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 673-2200]

Literary events

Eric Baus: The poet, joined by poet Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, celebrates the release of "The Tranquilized Tongue." [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sheila Bapat: The attorney and author, who covers economic and gender justice, discusses "Part of the Family?: Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers, and the Battle for Domestic Workers' Rights. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Tod Davies: The writer, publisher and producer talks about "Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered." [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

'Meet the Makers': Product Realization Lab students show their projects, which include bikes, furniture, lighting and jewelry. [1:30 to 3 p.m., Atrium, Peterson Building 550, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Woody Allen movie: "Annie Hall" (1977), Allen's Oscar-winning comedy about contemporary love, is the featured film. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Midday music

The Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra Ensemble, featuring violinist Robin Hansen and pianist Miles Graber, performs works by the composer. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Local activities

Rock band: The alternative-rock band Eels, promoting their 11th studio album, "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett," perform in San Francisco. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Comedian Sammy Obeid performs a stand-up show. "Conan," "America's Got Talent," and the "Axis of Evil New Generation" tour are some of his credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Dining out

Bask: The paellas are recommended today. Diners can order black seafood paella (calamari, clams, mussels and peas cooked in calamari ink) or paella royale (seafood, chicken, chorizo and pork cooked in white wine). [42 Columbus Ave., S.F.; (415) 392-2275]

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