June 19: Frameline38 and other SF events 

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  • Frameline38, the 11-day 2014 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, begins. “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the battle that overturned Prop. 8, is the opening film.
Who’s in town Folk and pop singer-songwriter Josh Rouse performs at The Chapel. “The Happiness Waltz” is his latest album. [9 p.m., 777 Valencia St., S.F.]


Farid Homayoun: Along with Atta Arghandiwal, the author of “Lost Decency,” they discuss the work of the HALO Trust, an organization dedicated to the removal of deadly war debris in Afghanistan. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Deborah Rodriguez: The author of “Kabul Beauty School” and “Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea” shares her journeys of determination and self-discovery. [7 p.m., Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

South Korea: A cultural reception features a talk by LinkedIn’s Mike Kim about his recent trip to Seoul and South Korea’s connections to San Francisco. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Constance Taylor: The founder of Wild Oakland gives a talk titled “Linnaeus at the Lagoon: The Five Kingdoms of Lake Merritt.” [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Kelly Nelson: The executive director of the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District speaks at Brews and Views. Contamination of beaches is her theme. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Literary events

Kevin Fisher-Paulson: The San Francisco author and sheriff’s honor guard captain discusses “A Song for Lost Angels: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Poetry night: Poets Colin O’Leary and Charles Curtis Blackwell read. [6:30 p.m., Readers Bookstore, Building C, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

At the colleges

Energy summit: Silicon Valley Energy Summit explores workable ideas for sustainable business. [All day, Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, Stanford; http://peec.stanford.edu]

At the public library

Movie screening: “Frozen,” the 2013 animated adventure about a princess on a quest to break an extreme cold spell, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]

Traveling hive: Beekeeper Tim Muhrlin talks about bee families, flowers and hives. [3:30 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

LGBT cinema

Frameline38, the 11-day 2014 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, begins. “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the battle that overturned Prop. 8, is the opening film. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Local activities

Gay comedy: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s “Comedy Returns to El Rio” series presents its “Obligatory June Gay Comedy Night.” Featured comics include Karinda Dobbins and Bob McIntyre. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Streetcar bash: Booksmith hosts “A Streetcar Named the 6 Parnassus,” a celebration of playwright Tennessee Williams and the Merola Opera Program’s performance of an opera based on “A Streetcar Named Desire.” [7:30 p.m., 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Emerging soprano: The 2014 Jenny Lind Concert features Christina Nilsson, recipient of Sweden’s Jenny Lind scholarship for sopranos. Opera classics are on the program. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

Fog City: The wood-oven-roasted whole chicken, with roasted cabbage hearts, bacon, crispy potatoes and chili butter, is recommended. The burger, with smoked-tomato aioli and housemade American cheese, is another menu favorite. [1300 Battery St.; (415) 982-2000]


Afrobeat star: Seun Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, performs material from his new album, “A Long Way to the Beginning,” joined by Egypt 80. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Salsa: Conjunto Karabali, a contemporary Latin-jazz band, performs hard-hitting, danceable salsa. Dance instruction leads off the evening. [6 p.m., Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Mission St., S.F.]

Soul Train night: Singer Dee Coco Johnson appears in the Bell Stage Main Dining Room. [7:30 p.m., Angelica’s, 863 Main St., Redwood City]


Documentary: “5 Sides of a Coin” explores the worldwide phenomenon of hip hop, as both a multibillion-dollar industry and a socially relevant culture. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F. ]

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