Creativity Explored presents small-scale art 

Who’s in town

Japanese jazz keyboardist Keiko Matsui performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

India today: Speakers from Matthews International Capital Management discuss investing in India, focusing on India’s growth opportunities as well as the challenges. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Top restaurants: The program, celebrating San Francisco’s James Beard Award winners, features critics, designers, chefs and restaurant owners discussing what makes a restaurant great. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

John Santos: The Latin-jazz artist and ethnomusicologist presents the first lecture in a series exploring the history and relevance of the Cuban Son music and dance genre. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Cristina Vezzaro: The Italian literary translator discusses the creativity involved in the craft of translating and how translators can become aware of this. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Literary events

Kurt Melchior: The San Francisco trial lawyer talks about “Off the Record.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Mannie Berk: The Rare Wine Company president leads a Madeira tasting to mark the publication of the second edition of Noel Cossart’s “Madeira: The Island Vineyard.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885A Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: The Taylor Eigsti Quartet with Tillery, featuring jazz vocalists Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, performs. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University]

Nursing program: USF School of Nursing hosts an informational meeting designed for students seeking to transfer from a junior college or a four-year university. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain Campus, Room 203, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

At the public library

Parents for Public Schools: The group hosts a workshop designed to help parents with children entering kindergarten get their kids ready for school. [6:15 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Book discussion: Sunset Book Group discusses “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Lone stars: Words First, a monthly solo-theater series, presents its August show. Vanessa Khaleel, Marta Schulz and Kurt Bodden take the stage. [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Art exhibit: Creativity Explored, which helps artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell artwork, presents “Small,” a group exhibit of small-scale art. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3245 16th St., S.F.]

British cinema: “From Britain With Love,” a series of recent independent films from the United Kingdom, presents “In Our Name,” “Africa United” and “Third Star.” [2 p.m. onward, Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.; www.balboamovies.com]

Double feature: “The Big Sleep” (1946) and “Key Largo” (1948), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, screen as part of the film series “Legendary Composer: Max Steiner.” [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]

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