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SF Examiner file photoCity Lights in North Beach

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Around town

Author appearance: Novelist David Miller talks about “The Circus Before Dawn,” his thriller set in the world of Formula One racing. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rock band: Magic Christian, a new rock band featuring former Flamin’ Groovies guitarist and songwriter Cyril Jordan, performs at Cafe Du Nord. [9 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]


A great walk

North Beach tour: On this San Francisco City Guides-sponsored walk, get an up-close view of the International District: home to the Latin Quarter of the 1850s, Little Italy since the 1880s, and stage for turn-of-the-century bohemians and mid-20th century beatniks. [10 a.m., meet at 666 Filbert St., on steps of Saints Peter and Paul Church, S.F.]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

  • Pomelo
  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Italian butter beans
  • Kishu mandarins
  • Nettles
  • Padron peppers
  • Pastured chicken
  • Spearmint sugar



Remembering Bill: Bill’s Birthday Bash, benefiting the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, celebrates the rock impresario’s 81st birthday this year. Hot Tuna and David Bromberg perform. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Cafe music: The PickPocket Ensemble performs a show of contemporary chamber cafe music. The group’s influences include cafe and folk music from around the world. [8 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]


Solo comedy: Back by popular demand, comedian Marga Gomez performs “Marga Gomez’s Not Getting Any Younger,” her solo show about lies, vanity and the good old days. [5 and 8:30 p.m., the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Travel writer: Jacqueline Widmar Stewart talks about “The Parks and Gardens in Greater Paris.” Partial book sales from the evening go to the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]


Stand-up show: Australia-born comic Jim Jefferies performs at Cobb’s Comedy Club. “Chelsea Lately,” “Live at Gotham,” and BBC1’s “Heaven & Earth” are some of his TV credits. [7 and 9:30 p.m., 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Birding walk: The Golden Gate Audubon Society hosts a “Birding for Everyone” field trip. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is the place. [10 a.m. to noon, SFBG, Strybing Arboretum, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Fairs and festivals

Old paper: The Vintage Paper Fair features free admission and interesting and cool things containing old paper. Photos, brochures, postcards, trade cards and other items are for sale. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


New play: A workshop production of Aaron Loeb’s “The Proud” takes place at Dance Mission. The play explores the new face of post-traumatic stress disorder and how women are treated in the Army. [6 p.m., 3316 24th St., S.F.]


French cinema: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Weekend” screens at the Castro Theatre. An inheritance-seeking petit-bourgeois couple cross the French countryside while civilization crashes around them in this 1967 satire. [2:30, 4:45, 7 and 9:15 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]


Art lecture: In honor of its exhibit featuring Bernini’s “Medusa,” the Legion of Honor hosts a Bernini-themed talk by Jojo Capace, author of “All Roads Lead to Rome.” [2:30 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Blues revue: The Golden Gate Blues Society presents its “Road to Memphis Revue,” a night of blues featuring Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood, Paula Harris and Blu Gruv, Tip of the Top and others. [7 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

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