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August 4: Bad Suns and other SF events

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Los Angeles’ Bad Suns play songs from their new debut

Who’s in town

A screening of “Honor Diaries” includes a talk by international women’s rights activists Raheel Raza and Amy Logan about so-called honor killings and persistent violence against women. [6:30-9 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]


‘From Ignorance to Acceptance’: James Hormel, former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg and the first openly gay U.S. ambassador, speaks about the LGBT community’s progress since 1945 and looks at how to promote future advances in equality. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Young-adult book: Rachel DeWoskin discusses her new young-adult book “Blind,” which features a teenager who loses her sight in an accident and then must find the truth behind the death of her friend in an apparent suicide. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Poetry: San Francisco poet Marc Kokinos reads his work, followed by open-mic time. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Travel books: The San Francisco Travel Book Club and Lecture Series discusses “By Train Through Asia” by Paul Theroux. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Book club: The Spanish Book Club discusses “Conversación en La Catedral” by Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, S.F.]

At the library

Crafts for kids: Youths are invited to make bracelets, keychains and more with rainbow looms. [2 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Book club: The Western Addition Book Group discusses “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka. [4 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Genetic possibilities: “The Perfect 46,” a film about a fictional website that matches up couples based on their potential to create genetically superior children, screens. A panel discussion features the film’s director, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, and experts on science and genetics. [6 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Local events

Jam session: Jam master Shakirah Simley guides aficionados through the process of turning stonefruit into jam. Community Can Jams combine elements of a community gathering with instruction on how to create delicious jam. [6-8 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.]

True to type: “Attack of the Typewriters” provides typewriters, stamps, envelopes and paper for participants who want to vent their frustrations to politicians the old-fashioned way — an angry snail-mail letter. [6 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

‘Irresistibly Drawn’: The Joe Goode Performance Group presents songs spanning the group’s 28 years. [7 and 9 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Indie rock

Los Angeles’ Bad Suns play songs from their new debut, “Language & Perspective.” Kiev, also from Southern California, and Hunny are also on the bill. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

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