June 1: Fowler, Disney film and more

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Fowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m.

Who's in town

Ben Stewart, head of media at Greenpeace, discusses environmental activists detained in 2013, the Arctic 30, were freed in his new book, “Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]


Senior community: Alexandra Jacopetti Hart and David Goff are discussing their book “The Age of Actualization: A Handbook for Growing Elder Community. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Paleo cookbook: Food blogger Diana Rodgers shares ideas for overhauling eating habits in “The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-To-Table Recipes.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Literary events

Poetry reading: Jerry Ferraz is hosting a night of poetry that includes Dan Liberthson reading his work and a tribute to the poetry of the late David Hallstrom. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Zombie lit: An aspiring screenwriter is working on zombie epic in Aleksandar Hemon's new novel, “The Making of the Zombie Wars.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

S.F. on film: “Lady From Shanghai,” starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, is a 1948 noir thriller filmed in San Francisco. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Cheap activities: Learn about fun things to do in San Francisco on the cheap or even free in an updated workshop. [2 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

English as a second language: Volunteers help teens and adults improve their English. [5 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Classical music: Anthony Martin directs the Stanford Baroque Soloists as they play works by Arcangelo Corelli and more. [7:30 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Walking tour: Explore City Hall and the Civic Center in a free walking tour courtesy of San Francisco City Guides. [11 a.m., meet at steps of Main Library on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin streets, S.F.; www.sfcityguides.org]

Disney film: A 1950s film adaptation of H.G. Wells' “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” is this month's featured film at the Disney Family Museum. Screening free with museum admission. [4 p.m., Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.

Open-mic comedy: An open-mic night features up-and-coming Bay Area comedians. [7 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Fowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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