May 13: 3D Web Fest, Bombino and more 

click to enlarge Tuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Tuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Poet Elizabeth Alexander reflects on the sudden loss of her husband and the grieving process in her memoir “The Light of the World.” [7 p.m., McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Green policy: Gina McCarthy, an Environmental Protection Agency administrator, looks at the future of clean tech and green jobs. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Eye on Nepal: Give2Asia President Birger Stamperdahl discusses the recent earthquake in Nepal and recovery efforts. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Robot future: Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford scrutinizes the role of artificial intelligence in “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Literary events

Immigration story: Several young Japanese girls start new lives in 1870s San Francisco in “Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Book launch: A launch party for Emily Schultz’s new novel “The Blondes” includes appearances by Joyland magazine alumni Kara Levy, Ruth Galm and Rachel Khong. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Veterans job fair: The 24th annual Veterans Career & Resource Fair includes employers such as the city of San Francisco, Virgin America, Kaiser and more. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Advance directives: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a discussion about changing views on advance directives. [1 p.m., San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

3D Web Fest: The 3D Web Fest explores the Internet’s 3-D possibilities. The event includes a presentation of the best 3-D websites and a panel discussion. [7-11 p.m., Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., S.F.]

Music documentary: “Flashback Memories,” a documentary about didgeridoo performer Goma’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury, is preceded by a performance by local didgeridoo player Amber Field. [7 p.m. performance, 7:20 p.m. film, Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Bookstore fundraiser: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Case, a founding member of The Plimsouls, is playing songs from his upcoming album “HWY 62” at a benefit for Modern Times. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

World music: Tuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

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