June 3: Slim Jenkins, Mark Bittman and more 

click to enlarge San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is playing swinging jazz and blues perfect for boogying. [6 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is playing swinging jazz and blues perfect for boogying. [6 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Who’s in town

Journalist Oscar Martinez of El Salvador is using Skype to join a discussion of his acclaimed book “The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

U.S. food system: New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman discusses shortfalls in America’s agricultural system. [6:30 p.m., Acalanes High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette]

Tenderloin trip: Attorney and activist Randy Shaw sheds light on one of San Francisco’s most interesting neighborhoods in “The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Overseas philanthropy: Two Peninsula residents share their efforts to build libraries in Morocco and Nicaragua. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Literary events

Fast fiction: Ianthe Brautigan, J.M. Tyree and Grant Faulkner are whipping up fast fiction as part of the Flash Fiction Collective. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Group effort: Colin Winnette presents “Haints Stay,” which tells the story of a pair of bounty hunters suddenly saddled with a kid, with help from guest readers. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Presidio lesson: A park ranger shares stories about the Presidio’s history, as well as its flora and fauna. [2 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.]

Money origami: Kids can learn how to fold paper money into interesting shapes. [5 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Hip-hop godfather: Journalist Greg Tate, sometimes called “the godfather of hip-hop journalism,” is speaking about his work and black culture. [Noon, Roble Hall, Stanford University, 374 Santa Teresa St., Stanford]

Female entrepreneurs: SheStarts, which supports female entrepreneurs, is hosting a panel discussion about ways women can promote their businesses and get noticed. [6 p.m., Babson College, 135 Market St., S.F.; free tickets available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-tell-your-startups-story-tickets-17005247152]

Local activities

Rock show: The Warlocks have shuffled their lineup and are conjuring psychedelic rock ’n’ roll once again. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Bay Area native Rob Schneider is known for “Saturday Night Live” and films such as “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.” Local legend Larry “Bubbles” Brown is opening the show. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Americana music: Orange County singer-songwriter Dustin Kensrue is playing music from his new album, “Carry the Fire.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] Free concert: San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is playing swinging jazz and blues perfect for boogying. [6 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

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