Courtesy photoLocal history: The evening features a screening of the 1917 short documentary “Twin Peaks Tunnel.” Guest speakers include film preservationist Rob Byrne.

California Historical Society screens ‘Twin Peaks Tunnel’

Who’s in town

Marine biologist and dolphin-protection advocate Maddalena Bearzi speaks about her experiences at sea and evolution as a scientist. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


NFL injuries: Speakers from the sports and medical fields discuss health and safety issues connected with playing in the NFL. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

David Pressman: The patent lawyer discusses what an inventor should do after creating an invention and how to protect a creation initially. [7 p.m., California Lawyers for the Arts, Building C, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

John Santos: The musician continues his lecture series on Puerto Rican music. Today’s talk looks at how Puerto Rican immigration to New York affected the music. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Martin A. Lee: The investigative journalist talks about “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana — Medical, Recreational and Scientific.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Stephanie Lucianovic: The food writer talks about “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Literary group: The Classics I Forgot to Read Club discusses “Richard III” by William Shakespeare. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Young pianists: Seven winners of the 30th annual San Francisco Young Pianists Competition perform. [1 p.m., SFSU, Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public libraryOpera lecture: Verdi’s “Rigoletto” is the subject of a lecture presented by the San Francisco Opera Guild. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Lysley Tenorio: The author talks about “Monstress,” his short-story collection. [7 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Local history: The evening features a screening of the 1917 short documentary “Twin Peaks Tunnel.” Guest speakers include film preservationist Rob Byrne. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP:]

Latina architects: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts hosts an opening reception for its new exhibit, “Spaces Through Gender: Latinas in Architecture.” [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Outdoor theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe presents its summer-in-the-park show, the musical satire “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election.” [7 p.m., Mitchell Park, South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto]

Lunchtime music: Vandella, a four-piece San Francisco band that plays guitar-driven music with an Americana sound, performs in Union Square. [12:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Film fest: Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, showcasing local filmmakers in parks and open spaces, launches its 2012 festival with a preview party. Events continue through Sunday. [7 p.m., Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission St., S.F.]

Dining out

La Mar: The cebiches are recommended today. All the cebiches are made with sustainably caught fish and shellfish, briefly marinated in “leche de tigre.”  [Pier 1½, S.F., (415) 397-8880]

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