Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet 

click to enlarge Community concert: Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet, featuring vocalist Kenny Washington. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Community concert: Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet, featuring vocalist Kenny Washington.

Who’s in town

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant performs with the San Francisco Symphony. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Pride Month:
GuyWriters presents “Three San Francisco Queer Novelists,” a night with authors Jim Provenzano, Lewis DeSimone and Michael Alenyikov. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Melanie Gideon: The novelist talks about “Wife 22.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Molly Moon: The Seattle-based scoop-shop owner, above, talks about “Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Lectures

Todd Park:
The U.S. chief technology officer discusses how advances in technology will change our health care system, create jobs and improve life for Americans. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Washington Post columnist argues that Americans can’t agree on what it is that makes us Americans. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s International Forum holds its June discussion. “What is the future of U.S.-China relations?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the colleges

E-commerce:
The E-Commerce Best Practices Conference addresses issues involving legal uncertainties that e-commerce companies experience when doing business online. [8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford University]

At the public library

Cartooning for kids:
Children ages 8 to 12 can learn to design characters and create expressions in this workshop conducted by artist Sirron Norris. [3 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

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

Local activities

Community concert:
Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet, featuring vocalist Kenny Washington. [6 to 8 p.m., 2600 Broadway, Redwood City]

Pride Month: The Mayor’s Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony takes place at City Hall. Mayor Ed Lee and the 42nd annual Pride grand marshals take part. A reception follows. [4:45 p.m., 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Staged reading: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a staged reading of James Baldwin’s “The Amen Corner” as part of a project involving black theater companies nationwide. Proceeds benefit LHT. [7 p.m., LHT, 450 Post St., S.F.]

Storytelling series: The Porchlight storytelling series presents its June edition, “I Do: The Wedding Show.” Storytellers include writer-performer Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Access day: People with disabilities are invited to view the exhibit “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” at the de Young Museum when the museum is not crowded. [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; info/RSVP (required): (415) 750-7645]

Dining out

Roy’s:
Recommended today is Roy’s Trio, a Hawaiian-style mixed plate containing hibachi-grilled salmon, blackened ahi, misoyaki butterfish, baby bok choy and steamed rice. [575 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 777-0277]

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