‘Taste of Mendocino’ celebration offers a chance to learn about county 

Person in town

Diamond Rings
, the solo project of the Canadian indie-rock musician also known as D’Urbervilles front man John O (John O’Regan), performs at the Independent. “Special Affections” is his latest album. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


Dance Discourse Project:
Discussion centers on the role played by food in Bay Area dance. Speakers include co-curators Melissa Hudson Bell and Mary Armentrout and guest artists. [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Timothy Hampton: The UC Berkeley professor explains how the act of writing and the practice of philosophy became inseparable for “modern” philosopher Michel de Montaigne. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Irwin Ungar: The Arthur Szyk Society curator shares his thoughts on the recent “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” museum exhibit. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ron Hansen:
The author of “Atticus” and “Mariette in Ecstasy” presents his new novel, “A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Left Coast Writers: Program features Elaine Bond, author of “Affimals: Affirmations + Animals.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Book group: The Broken Compass Adventure Book Club discusses “The Long Walk,” by Slavomir Rawicz. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Medieval music:
Anonymous 4 founding member Marsha Genensk, joined by singers from her spring-quarter course, presents a concert of medieval song. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University]

Book talk: Mystery Readers discussion group delves into the novels “Bury Your Dead” and “The Brutal Telling.” Both are part of Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series. [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory:
Poetry-writing group welcomes senior citizens. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Mendocino night:
“Taste of Mendocino” celebration offers a chance to learn about Mendocino County. The event includes wine, beer, food and travel information. [5 to
8 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Funny biz: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s “Comedy Returns to El Rio” series presents “Queer Comedy Night.” Matina Bevis, Julia Jackson, Nate Blanchard, Joan Howard and Lisa Geduldig perform. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Words and music: “Cold Summer Nights,” hosted by Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott, features authors and music. Guests include writer Tamim Ansary and writer-singer Alina Simone. [7 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St, S.F.]

Coming-of-age tale: A 15-year-old sets out to lose his virginity and save his parents’ marriage in “Submarine,” a comic film from Britain. [Century Centre 9, Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, S.F.; (800) FAN-DANG]

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