Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week 

click to enlarge Fins are in: Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week. Attractions include a 3-D film about sharks and a “Feed the Sharks” tour. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Fins are in: Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week. Attractions include a 3-D film about sharks and a “Feed the Sharks” tour.

Who’s in town

Blues guitarist Coco Montoya performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Lectures

Howard Friedman:
The statistician and health economist for the United Nations examines how the United States stacks up on key quality-of-life issues compared with other nations. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

‘Monday Night Philosophy’: Berkeley Daily Planet columnist Matt Cantor discusses the use of prison inmates as sources of labor in a talk titled “The New Slavery.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Margaret Jull Costa:
The award-winning translator discusses her work with Nobel laureate Jose Saramago. The Center for the Art of Translation presents the evening. [7 p.m., Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Left Coast Writers: Erin Byrne and contributors launch “Vignettes & Postcards, Writings From the Evening Writing Workshops at Shakespeare & Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall 2011.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Poetry night: Philip Hackett’s Poets Gallery hosts its weekly reading. All are welcome to take part in the open-mic session. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 432 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Book discussion:
“Sudden Exposures,” Susan Dunlap’s 1996 Berkeley-set mystery, is the featured book. [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory:
The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Toddler Tales: The program features books, rhymes, music and movement for ages 18 to 36 months. [10:30 a.m., Children’s Storytelling Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Baseball

Game day:
The Giants play the Washington Nationals. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Local activities

Fins are in:
Aquarium of the Bay presents Shark Week. Attractions include a 3-D film about sharks and a “Feed the Sharks” tour. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Embarcadero at Beach Street, S.F.]

Comedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Comedians Nathan Habib, Brendan Lynch, Andrea Carla Michaels, Nina G and Lisa Geduldig take the stage. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St. S.F.]

Weird TV: “Incredibly Strange Television,” a program of oddities from TV’s early days, screens at the Roxie Theater. Players include Jackie Gleason, Betty White and Don Knotts, to name a few. [3117 16th St., S.F.; www.roxie.com]

Music salon:
Stage Werx hosts its “Monday Music Salon.” Mozart is on the bill, which features arias, duets, and ensembles from “Cosi Fan Tutte,” presented by Goat Hall Productions. [8 p.m., 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

Summer music: People in Plazas, a series that presents free concerts in plazas and courtyards in downtsown San Francisco, welcomes jazz saxophonist Bryan Girard today. [Noon, 101 California St., S F.]

Dining out

Farallon Restaurant:
The seared Georges Bank diver scallops — with oxtail ragu, heirloom tomatoes and crisp leek tops — are recommended today. The eatery donates $1 to a scholarship fund for every dish sold. [450 Post St., S.F.; (415) 956-6969]

 

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