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July 6: Lever, poetry and more

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Rock show: Chicago grunge-pop band Lever is playing songs from its debut album, “Hover Board,” and more. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)

Who’s in town

Imbibe executive editor Paul Clarke shares the secrets to crafting the perfect drink in his new book, “The Cocktail Chronicles.” [6 p.m., Bar Agricole, 355 11th St., S.F.]


Eye health: Dr. Meir Schneider shares simple eye exercises that she says can help improve vision. [7:30 p.m., East-West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View]

Literary events

Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’: Marin Shakespeare Company co-founder Robert Currier considers whether Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” which is running at Dominican University’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre this month, should be considered a tragedy or a romantic comedy. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Local poets: San Francisco poets Jessica Loos and Francisco Orrego are reading from their work. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Book club: The San Francisco Travel Book Club discusses “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail” by Bill Bryson. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

Employment workshop: A jobs-skills class shows participants how to prepare for a job interview. [11 a.m., Learning Studio, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; sign up by calling (415) 557-4388]

Free lunch: The library system is serving free meals to youths 18 and under at several locations through Aug. 7. [Noon-1 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.; visit sfpl.org to see all locations]

At the colleges

Art exhibit: “Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe,” has 18th-century prints and drawings about the arts. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Screening: The Stanford Repertory Theater Festival presents “Cavalcade,” adapted from the Noel Coward play, along with a discussion by film critic Mick LaSalle. [7 p.m., Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University, 641 Knight Way, Stanford]

Local activities

Free walking tour: A San Francisco City Guides walking tour includes historic North Beach bookstores, bars and more. [7 p.m., meet in front of Specs Cafe, 12 Saroyan Place, S.F.; sfcityguides.org]

Live music: Folk-rock group REM Sleep, which hails from Los Angeles, is topping a rock bill that also includes Lint Vaccine, Duderella and more. [9 p.m., Honey Hive, 4117 Judah St., S.F.]

Improv comedy: Endgames Improv presents “The People’s Non-Binding Arbitration,” a show in which improv actors try to settle the petty squabbles of audience members. [10 p.m., Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia St., S.F.; http://endgamesimprov.com]

Rock show: Chicago grunge-pop band Lever is playing songs from its debut album, “Hover Board,” and more. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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