The Eusebius Duo performs music by Beethoven, Mozart at St. Mary’s Cathedral 

Who’s in town

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, who is known for creating clever and heartfelt pop anthems, brings her “Less is More” tour to San Francisco.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]


Central Market area:
Speakers discuss how San Francisco’s central Market Street area might be transformed into an eclectic cultural arts district. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Jacquie Proctor: The author of “Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect” speaks at the June meeting of the San Francisco History Association. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Literary events

Crime fiction:
Juliet Blackwell (“Hexes and Hemlines”) and Sophie Littlefield (“A Bad Day for Scandal”) discuss their novels. [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Women’s National Book Association: Event features readings by Birgit Soyka (“To Drink the Wild Air”) and Teresa LeYung-Ryan (“Love Made of Heart”). [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Bob Mould: The founder of the punk band Husker Du talks about “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” [8 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Women’s political history:
Editors Robert W. Cherny and Mary Ann Irwin talk about “California Women and Politics.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: or (415) 393-0100]

At the public library

‘Your Space’:
Teens can take part in gaming, crafts, music-listening and computer activities, or hang out with other teens, at this summer event. [2 to 4 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Magic show: Magic Dan performs sleight-of-hand tricks for ages 3 and up. [11 a.m., North Beach Branch, 2000 Mason St., S.F.]

Local activities

Community dancing:
Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of waltzing, with dance instruction provided by Imperial Ballroom. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Comedy show:
Comedian Bradley Lum, whose many characters include Asian rap star Tai Mai Shu, performs with other musical comics. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Contemporary pop: Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche performs material from his new album, “Consequence of Sound.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Classical music:
The Eusebius Duo — violinist Monika Gruber, left, and pianist Hillary Nordwell —  performs music by Beethoven and Mozart. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Dining out

Chef Arthur Wall serves French cuisine in a friendly French-flavored atmosphere. Dishes include pork tenderloin with artichoke barigoule, mushrooms, bacon and scallion, potato puree, and mustard seeds. Also look for the “coq au vin” — braised Rocky Jr. chicken leg and thigh, mushrooms, pancetta, baby carrot, and red-wine jus. The cocktails, too, are recommended. [1101 Valencia St., S.F.; (415) 401-8959]

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