July 15: Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels of Run-DMC at Lucky Strike and more SF events 

Who's in town

Donald Steinberg, deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and former ambassador to Angola, speaks about tech's role in transforming developing economies. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Grammy discussion: Hip-hop artist Lyrics Born and Bill Freimuth, vice president of awards for The Recording Academy, discuss the awards process and how artists can submit work for consideration. [7 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Literary events

Labor writers: "Fighting for Survival -- From Rockefeller to the Tech Titans" is the theme as LaborFest Writers share their works. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Trip to Provence: Best-selling author Ellen Sussman discusses "A Wedding in Provence," a tale of love and forgiveness set in the vineyards of southern France. [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Opera for all: Opera for the People presents Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld," which upends classical mythology and makes the gods do the can-can. [11:00 a.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]

Chocolate tasting: Youths ages 10 to 18 are invited to sample chocolates from around the world. [4 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

School system: Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco helps demystify The City's school-assignment process and helps parents of toddlers prepare for enrollment. [7 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 9th Ave., S.F.; www.ppssf.org]

At the colleges

Art show: Works by students at California College of the Arts' MFA in Comics program are on display in "Emanata: A Year in Comics." [10 a.m.-7 p.m., Campus Center Galleries, S.F., 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Creativity Celebration: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants gather to share their talents and creativity. [2 p.m., SFSU Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677, S.F.]

Local activities

Help fight cancer: Join rap legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC at Lucky Strike tonight to bowl, play billiards, be in a "Pac-Man" battle royale and more for the Conquer Cancer Coalition. Proceeds will benefit George Mark Children's House in San Leandro. [6 p.m., 200 King St., S.F.; www.conquercancer.org]

Local blues: Bay Area bluesman Ron Thompson performs at Biscuits and Blues. [7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Film talk: "Following the Ninth," a documentary about people whose lives have been transformed by Beethoven's work, screens at the Roxie. Director Kerry Candaele discusses his film after the showing. [7 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Punk show: Punk pioneers The Dwarves and The Queers make some noise at Bottom of the Hill. [9 p.m., 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Cabaret at The Stud: "Meow Mix" presents a weekly variety showcase at the legendary gay bar. [11 p.m., 399 Ninth St., S.F.]

Dining out

Greens: The vegetarian restaurant is featuring pupusas -- filled with summer squash, spring onions, smoked cheddar and more -- in July. [Building A, Fort Mason, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard; (415) 771-6222, www.greensrestaurant.com]

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