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July 8: Indigo Girls, comedy and more

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Folk rock: Folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls is promoting its latest album, “One Lost Day.” [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga] (Courtesy photo)

Who’s in town

Tehran-born author Porochista Khakpour’s latest novel, “The Last Illusion,” is about a feral Iranian boy in pre-9/11 New York. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Lectures

Alzheimer’s focus: Scientist Patricia Renaut Spilman discusses exercise, sensory stimulation and other ways to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.; sold out]

African economies: The rapid transformation of economies across Africa is the subject of a panel discussion. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Taking control: Stanford University professor Bernie Roth shares insights from his new book, “The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Literary events

Young writers: Tenth-graders from the Huckleberry Wellness Academy are sharing their stories of growing up in San Francisco. [6 p.m., Booksmith, 1645 Haight St., S.F.]

Book launch: Born-and-raised San Franciscan and Filipino activist Tony Robles uses poetry and vignettes to track The City’s rapid changes in “Cool Don’t Live Here Anymore: A Letter to San Francisco.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

S.F. history: Historian Lorri Ungaretti shares stories from The City’s western neighborhoods in “Legendary Locals of the Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park.” [2 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Yoga for kids: Children can learn yoga and see how it improves strength and flexibility. [2 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Supreme Court case review: UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College of the Law professors are reviewing Supreme Court decisions about health and heath policies this year, including recent decisions about same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act subsidies. [1 p.m., Toland Hall, UC San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Free day: The CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center, formerly known as the Coyote Point Museum, welcomes the community to visit for free. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point, San Mateo]

Feminism on film: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” looks back at the roots of the modern “women’s liberation” movement in the late 1960s. Activists Susan Griffin and Linda Burnham are doing a Q&A after the show. [7:30 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Chad Daniels has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Rock show: Alt-country band Calexico, which draws from regional Mexican styles, is playing songs from its latest album, “Edge of the Sun.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Folk rock: Folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls is promoting its latest album, “One Lost Day.” [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

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