Robert Kennedy, Jr. to make appearances for SF film screening 

Who's in town:
Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses the hazards of Appalachian coal mining. His San Francisco appearances include a 6 p.m. talk at the Commonwealth Club [595 Market St.] and a Q&A following the 7:20 p.m. screening of the documentary “The Last Mountain” at the Embarcadero Center Cinema [1 Embarcadero Center].


World Refugee Day: Vincent Cochetel, Khaled Hosseini and David Robinson discuss the plight of refugees and forcibly displaced people around the world. [6:30 p.m., Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its June discussion. “The Green Energy Tradeoff: Economic Viability vs. Ecological Disruption” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

‘A New Culture of Learning’: Speakers explore play, innovation and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, and discuss how to create viable visions. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ken Mercer: The crime novelist reads from “East on Sunset.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Two poets: Stewart Florsheim (“A Split Second of Light”) and Diane Frank (“Entering the Word Temple”) read from their recent works. [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Mark Seal: The journalist discusses “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Bloomsday celebration: Festivities include dramatic readings from James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and other works, plus music. [7 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: or (415) 393-0100]

At the public library

LGBT cinema: The Frameline Movie Archive series presents “American Fabulous” (1991). [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Art class: Participants learn the art of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting in this class taught by Winnie Lai. [10 a.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-5770]

Local activities

Swedish talent: Sweden’s 2011 Jenny Lind Concert presents scholarship recipients Rebecca Rasmussen (soprano) and Daniel Hormazabal Cortes (piano). [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission and Third streets, S.F.]

Contemporary dance: Sarah Bush Dance Project presents “Rocked by Women, a multimedia dance performance exploring how women’s music has shaped generations. [8 p.m., Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

‘Poetry of Sound’: New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini joins the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony to explore the music-literary collaborations of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Folk-art reception: The Museum of Craft and Folk Art hosts an opening reception for its new exhibition, “Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now.” [6 to 8 p.m., 51 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.]

Marine reptiles: “Nightlife” at the California Academy of Sciences celebrates World Sea Turtle Day. Guests include turtle-conservation champions. [6 to 10 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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