June 2: Teenage Bottlerocket, Green Film Festival and more 

Who's in town

Altruism in effect: Buddhist monk, activist and scientist Matthieu Ricard shares his thoughts on how altruism can revolutionize economics. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


Coming of age: Music journalist Sarah Tomlinson speaks about her unconventional upbringing and troubled relationship with her father in "Good Girl." [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Literary events

War story: POWs living in rural Wisconsin become the catalyst for major changes in a family's life in Lucy Sanna's "The Cherry Harvest." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Young-adult fiction: Michelle Tea discusses her latest young-adult novel, "Girl at the Bottom of the Sea," a follow-up to "Mermaid in Chelsea Creek." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Storytellers: Asymmetrical Press brings writers Colin Wright, Josh Wagner and Shawn Mihalik together with musicians for a night of epic storytelling. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Bubble time: Rebecca Nile, aka the Bubble Lady, does really cool things with bubbles in a program for all ages. [1 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Aging and Disability Resource Center: Seniors and people with disabilities can ask a professional about legal services, counseling, housing help and other services. [2:30-4:30 p.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Social media: A workshop teaches teens how to use social-media tools like Instagram, Twitter and Vine responsibly. [3 p.m., Mix: Computer Bank, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Student recital: Senior pianist Patrick Kim is playing music by Liszt, Gershwin and Mozart. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Free museum day: The first Tuesday of the month is a free day at several museums around San Francisco. [9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.; 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., S.F.; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, S.F.]

World slums: The San Francisco Green Film Festival continues with "Slums: Cities of Tomorrow," which shows how poor families create modest homes in India, France, Morocco and the United States. [6 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

New music: The Orange County misanthropes in Cosmonauts categorize their sound as drone-pop garage-trance music. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Punk rock: Teenage Bottlerocket is playing Wyoming-bred punk rock. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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