courtesy photo<p>Retro girls: The Jeanettes

courtesy photo<p>Retro girls: The Jeanettes

April 6: Tim Gunn, the Jeanettes and more

Who's in town

“Project Runway” host and fashion maven Tim Gunn shares life lessons on “making it work.” [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; sold out]


Hubble talk: Paul Scowen of Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration is sharing stories and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, which overcame a shaky (and blurry) start to capture stunning space photography. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Book party: The Literary Foolery Cabaret celebrates Mendocino County writer Carolyn Cooke — whose latest book is the story collection “Amor and Pyscho” — in an evening of comedy, cabaret, burlesque, cocktails and more. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Libro club: The Spanish Book Club is discussing “La Luz Dificil” by Tomas Gonzalez, in which a Mexican father comes to the U.S. to help his son after a devastating accident. [7 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

School help: Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can get help with homework assignments. [2:30-4:30 p.m., Portola Branch, 380 Bacon St., S.F.]

Craft time: Youths ages 12 and up can create buttons to attach to clothing or accessories. [3:30 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Softball game: The Gators softball team is hosting Academy of Art. [1 p.m., softball field, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Book release: Maxine Chernoff, chairwoman of the creative department, and alumni are marking the release of “Shadowed: Unheard Voices," a poetry and photography anthology. [5 p.m, Poetry Center, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Design talk: Architect J. Meejin Yoon, founder of MY Studio, is discussing the intersection of space, design and technology. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Public art: Jeremy Mende's “Untitled (This Is a Metaphor, No. 3)” is a window installation that includes a 20-foot, inflatable dancing figure. [Viewable all day from sidewalk, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, 155 Grove St., S.F.]

Distortion rock: Disappears, which has a reverb-heavy rock sound, is touring to promote its latest album, “Irreal.” Terry Malts and Skate Laws are also on the bill. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Piano man: Classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who has won international acclaim, is performing. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Retro girls: The Jeanettes, an a cappella quartet specializing in retro girl group music, is playing a free show. [9:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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