Tomasz Stanko brings his quartet to the San Francisco Jazz Festival 

click to enlarge Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko brings his quartet to the San Francisco Jazz Festival. (Courtesy photo) - POLISH TRUMPETER TOMASZ STANKO BRINGS HIS QUARTET TO THE SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko brings his quartet to the San Francisco Jazz Festival. (Courtesy photo)
  • Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko brings his quartet to the San Francisco Jazz Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Who’s in town

Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko brings his quartet to the San Francisco Jazz Festival. [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Michael Hiltzik:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about “The New Deal.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Poetry night: Featured poets are Elizabeth Robinson (“Three Novels”), Cyrus Console (“The Odicy”) and Donald Revell (reading from his translation of Jules Laforgue’s “Last Verses”). [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jarett Kobek: The fiction writer talks about “Atta.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Reverend Billy: The revivalist-preacher creation of performance artist Bill Talen presents “The Reverend Billy Project.” Savitri D, director of the Reverend Billy troupe, joins him. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Lectures

Russian influence:
The all-day conference, hosted by the California State Parks Foundation, explores Russian influences on California history. [8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of S.F.; register: www.calparks.org]

Cocktail Week: “Five Easy Steps to Killer Cocktails at Home” is the theme of a seminar led by bartender Tobin Ellis. [6 p.m., Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission St., S.F.; www.sfcocktailweek.com]

Local activities

Drink up:
“NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Prohibition NightLife,” a chance to visit the Prohibition era with a drink in your hand. Speakeasy attire is encouraged. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Films about women: Lunafest, a traveling festival of award-winning short films made by, for and about women, launches its 2011 tour; “Lady Razorbacks” is among the featured films in an evening that benefits the Breast Cancer Fund. [6 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art show:
“Think Art — Act Science” opens. The exhibit features projects by artists who took part in a Swiss artists-in-labs program. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

Author appearance:
Fantasy writer Cinda Williams Chima talks about “The Gray Wolf Throne,” the third installment in her “Seven Realms” series. [7 p.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park]

Dining out

Zuppa:
Chef de cuisine Christopher F. Pappalardo cooks Italian food, and the whole wood-oven-roasted Rocky Jr. chicken is recommended today. The chicken is served with toasted ciabatta, charred onions and assorted vegetables, and this popular dish serves two. Also highlighted today is a pasta selection: rigatoni with pork ragu, broccoli rabe and caciocavallo cheese. [564 Fourth St., S.F.; (415) 777-5900]

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