Elizabeth Streb leads open rehearsal with local choreographers 

click to enlarge Ambitious dance: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb, a MacArthur Foundation genius and noted Evel Knievel of dance, leads an open rehearsal with local choreographers Gregory Dawson, Jo Kreiter and Charles Slender. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Ambitious dance: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb, a MacArthur Foundation genius and noted Evel Knievel of dance, leads an open rehearsal with local choreographers Gregory Dawson, Jo Kreiter and Charles Slender.

Who’s in town

Anthropologist and UCLA professor Jorja Leap talks about “Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love and Redemption.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Lectures

David Perry:
The public-relations notable, who manages public and media relations for signature events on behalf of the city and county of San Francisco, discusses his work. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Marty Nemko: The career coach continues his discussion series with a talk titled “When Should and Shouldn’t You Follow Your Passion.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Onne van der Wal:
The nautical photographer, who has been shooting yachting for more than 25 years, shares his work and experiences. [7 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; register: www.kspphoto.com/americascup]

Literary events

Nancy Mullane:
The award-winning journalist discusses “Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Poetry night: Readers Bookstore hosts its Thursdays at Readers poetry series. Neeli Cherkovski and Jose Luis Gutierrez are the featured poets this week. [6:30 p.m., Building C, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Jill Geisler: The leadership-skills teacher discusses “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real , Palo Alto]

Madeline Levine: The psychologist discusses “Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the public library

Matt Johanson:
The author of “Yosemite Epics” and “Game of My Life” discusses his books. A book sale follows. [6:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Ambitious dance:
Choreographer Elizabeth Streb, a MacArthur Foundation genius and noted Evel Knievel of dance, leads an open rehearsal with local choreographers Gregory Dawson, Jo Kreiter and Charles Slender. [Noon to 4 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., No. 200, S.F.]

Latina cartoonists: The Cartoon Art Museum hosts Noche de Latinas, an evening featuring Latina comic-book artists discussing their work. Featured artists include Gabrielle Gamboa and Liz Mayorga. [7 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Art tour: Cantor Arts Center hosts a tour of “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,” an exhibit of sculpture, ceramics, and video material from sub-Saharan Africa. [12:15 p.m., Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Right to vote: Radical Women hosts a Women’s Rights Day Celebration, an evening of speeches, poems and songs saluting the courage of the suffragists and those fighting today for voting rights. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

Dining out

Marlowe:
The pan-seared Monterey Bay calamari with warm frisee and radicchio, Meyer-lemon aioli, olives, toasted garlic, chili flake, and chives is recommended today. [330 Townsend St., S.F.; (415) 974-5599]

Movies

Environmental film:
The program features a screening of “Bag It!,” a documentary about the health and environmental costs of the plastic things in daily life. [5:45 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Shadows’:
Director John Cassavetes’ 1959 exploration, in both documentary and fiction form, of race relations during the Beat-generation years in New York City, screens. [7 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]   

Parties

Samba bash:
SambaDa, a group whose music combines Afro-Brazilian percussion, California funk, samba-reggae and surf rock, performs in Union Square as part of SFJazz Summerfest. [6 to 7:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Into the wild: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Survival NightLife,” an evening focusing on honing survival skills. Guests include surfer Liz Clark. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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