Nicolas Bearde and the Kelly Park Trio play the Rrazz Room 

click to enlarge Jazz artists: Jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde and the Kelly Park Trio perform at the Rrazz Room. Special guest: Grammy-winning jazz and classical violinist Mads Tolling. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Jazz artists: Jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde and the Kelly Park Trio perform at the Rrazz Room. Special guest: Grammy-winning jazz and classical violinist Mads Tolling.

Who’s in town

Abby Maxman
of CARE speaks at the World Affairs Council, joined by Bay Area-based U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee. “Fighting a Drought: Crisis in the African Sahel” is the subject of the talk. [7 p.m., 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures



Rep. John Garamendi: The U.S. congressman discusses what can be done to help veterans re-enter the domestic workforce on financially and psychologically sound footing. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Older workers: Noreen McKeon, a program manager at Coming of Age: Bay Area, and Mark Guterman, a longtime career coach, discuss job-search strategies for people over 50. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Astronomy talk: Adam Burgasser, a professor at UC San Diego, gives a talk titled “Planets or Stars?: The Dark Universe of Brown Dwarfs.” [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 379-8000]

Literary events

Poetry night:
Poets and translators Ronald Sauer and Steve Schwartz read from their works. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Summer reading series: Quiet Lightning presents a “Greenhouse Effect” summer reading. Fourteen writers read poetry and prose. [6:30 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

At the colleges

Master of Public Health program:
The meeting is for those interested in becoming public-health leaders and practitioners. [4 p.m., USF Lone Mountain campus, go to Room 203, then to Room 216, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.; RSVP: tai@usfca.edu]

Shepard salute: “Shepard on Screen,” a series spotlighting writer-actor Sam Shepard’s contributions to film, presents the film “Fool for Love.” [7 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Golden Gate Bridge:
Fine Arts Museums docent lecturer Kay Payne gives a presentation titled “The Golden Gate Bridge and the Extraordinary City it Enhances.” [6:15 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

First Monday Movies: “Morning Glory” (1933), directed by Lowell Sherman and starring Katharine Hepburn, is this month’s featured film. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Jazz artists:
Jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde and the Kelly Park Trio perform at the Rrazz Room. Special guest: Grammy-winning jazz and classical violinist Mads Tolling. [8 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Japanese photographer: “Natural Stories,” an exhibition containing more than 100 photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama, one of Japan’s most prominent photographers, is on view at SFMOMA. [10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Job fair: The San Francisco Career Fair offers job seekers a chance to meet top employers. Admission is free. Bring a résumé. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, 1300 Columbus Ave., S.F.; register: www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com]

Circus cabaret: The Picklewater Clown Cabaret presents a “Fairyland Benefit,” a fundraiser for Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland. Circus arts and physical comedy are on the bill. [7 and 9 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

New documentary: “The Imposter,” a film about a Texas case in which a 16-year-old convinces a grieving family that he is the son who vanished three years earlier, screens at the Lumiere Theatre. [1572 California St., S.F.; (415) 267-4893]

Dining out

Social Kitchen & Brewery:
A grilled yellowtail sandwich with chili mayo, carrot-arugula slaw and ginger-soy vinaigrette is recommended today. Beer lovers can fill up growlers to take home. [1326 Ninth Ave., S.F.; (415) 681-0330]

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