Wanda Jackson plays the Regency Ballroom 

click to enlarge Still rocking: “Queen of rockabilly” Wanda Jackson, still touring after 50 years in the business, performs at the Regency Ballroom. “The Party Ain’t Over,” made with Jack White, is her latest album. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Still rocking: “Queen of rockabilly” Wanda Jackson, still touring after 50 years in the business, performs at the Regency Ballroom. “The Party Ain’t Over,” made with Jack White, is her latest album.

Who’s in town

Simon Johnson
, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, unravels the conundrum of the national debt and posits a solution that would result in a strengthened economy without slashing social-support programs. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Van Jones:
The co-founder of three nonprofits and former Obama adviser discusses a movement grounded in tough-minded American idealism to “take back the American Dream.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

River paddle: Speakers from Paddle to the Sea and the Tuolumne River Trust talk about an annual adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Tuolumne River. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

S.G. Browne:
The San Francisco novelist talks about “Lucky Bastard.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Tina Seelig: The best-selling author and Stanford professor talks about “inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Mia Andler: The writer and naturalist shares “The Bay Area Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Canyon Sam:
The author of “Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History” reads from her book and discusses her process of collecting oral histories. [Noon, Rosenberg Library, Room 304, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]

Art reception: A reception kicks off the Mid-Market Art Project’s “Storied Sites” presentation (a series of artistic installations along Market Street) and a related exhibit. [5:30 to 8 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Peter Guber: The movie producer and UCLA professor talks about telling authentic stories that make deep emotional connections with audiences. [7:30 p.m., CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Stanford University, 655 Knight Way, Stanford]

At the public library

ITVS Community Cinema:
The program features a screening of “Hell and Back Again,” a documentary about the post-homecoming struggles of a U.S. Marine. [5:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Make a button: Teens can make a small button (less than 2 inches around) during this craft session. Draw a picture, cut one out or bring one in. [4 to 6 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Still rocking:
“Queen of rockabilly” Wanda Jackson, still touring after 50 years in the business, performs at the Regency Ballroom. “The Party Ain’t Over,” made with Jack White, is her latest album. [8 p.m., 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Midday music: Wenyi Shih (violin), Joy Fellows (viola) and Eric Sung (cello) perform a Mozart work. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Comedian Jill Bourque hosts “Jillarious Tuesdays,” a weekly stand-up show featuring local comics. Conor Kellicutt is tonight’s headliner. [7:30 p.m., Tommy T’s Showroom, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sculpture event: European architects Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler present Atlas Coelestis Zero G, a sculpture designed for the microgravity environment in space. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Fior d’Italia:
Recommended dishes include veal chop with mushroom-and-cream sauce. Bar special: complimentary happy-hour drink for all customers whenever the Giants hit a home run. [2237 Mason St., S.F.; (415) 986-1886]

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