Songstress Luisa Maita performs at Yoshi’s 

click to enlarge Songstress Luisa Maita, whose contemporary sound blends alternative-pop and electronic ingredients with acoustic elements rooted in the samba of her native Brazil, performs at Yoshi’s. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Songstress Luisa Maita, whose contemporary sound blends alternative-pop and electronic ingredients with acoustic elements rooted in the samba of her native Brazil, performs at Yoshi’s.

Who’s in town

Journalist, science fiction author and Internet activist Cory Doctorow talks about the future of computing and the fight for freedom both online and offline. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Lectures

America’s Cup: The panel discusses the America’s Cup race and what it will mean for San Francisco. Speakers include America’s Cup Organizing Committee Chairman Mark Buell. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Adaptive building reuse: Speakers discuss how Los Angeles has been preserving historic property while allowing it to be used in new ways, and what San Francisco can learn from this. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Alex Filippenko: The astronomer talks about Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” TV series, a new version of which is slated for 2014. Ask a Scientist presents the talk. [7 p.m., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Marianne Gage: The locally based novelist and artist talks about “The Putneyville Fables.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Jerry Mander: The author and activist talks about “The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ken Segall: Steve Jobs’ longtime advertising man talks about “Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success.” [Noon, Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View]

‘Lines and Lyrics’: Litquake program presents a “Jewish Jamboree” with poets Matthew Siegel, Melissa Stein, Jacqueline Berger, and Chana Bloch and the klezmer band Kugelplex. [12:30 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: Jazz pianist Kenny Barron appears in concert, joined by trumpeter Terell Stafford and saxophonist Dayna Stephens. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

At the public library

‘Dog Talk’: Kathy Brody from the San Francisco SPCA, joined by a canine companion, discusses dog body language and dog safety. Program is for all ages. [2 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

‘Campfire storytime’: The session features spooky stories and campfire snacks for ages 4 to 10. [6 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Brazilian singer

Songstress Luisa Maita, whose contemporary sound blends alternative-pop and electronic ingredients with acoustic elements rooted in the samba of her native Brazil, performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Local activities

Art show: George Krevsky Gallery presents “From the Gallery Collection: Summer 2012,” an exhibit of art by Joan Brown, Jack Levine, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and others. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 77 Geary St., S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of salsa dancing, with instruction provided by Vera Quijano. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Midday music: Noontime Concerts welcomes the Zoco Duo, performing music by Mauro Guiliani, Isaac Albeniz, Belinda Reynolds and Manuel de Falla. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Nopalito: The quesadilla rojo con chicharron is recommended today. At lunchtime, look for the torta pambazo, a chile-dipped sandwich newly available. [306 Broderick St.,S.F., (415) 437-0303; 1224 Ninth Ave., S.F., (415) 233-9966]

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