Janet Jackson brings her “Up Close and Personal” tour to SF

Who’s in town

Recording artist Janet Jackson brings her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Local activities

‘Day of the Dude’: The Red Vic Movie House hosts its annual celebration of “The Big Lebowski.” Jeff Bridges stars as the “Dude” in the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult film comedy. [7 and 9:25 p.m., 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Artists from China: The Asian Art Museum presents “Pure Views,” a special three-day installation of never-before-seen artwork by 25 renowned and emerging Chinese artists. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

 

 

Lectures

Steven Levy: The Wired senior writer shares untold stories and unpacks the mythology behind Google. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Anne Lamott: The novelist presents “Imperfect Birds.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F]

Scott Gummer: The writer and editor presents his debut novel, “Parents Behaving Badly.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

Langdon Cook: The writer and blogger talks about “The Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Working life: LitUp Writers presents “Labor Pains: Stories of Work and Woe,” a program of humorous essays about employment, performed by Bay Area writers. [7:30 p.m., Space Gallery, 1141 Polk St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Glenn Greenwald: The journalist and constitutional lawyer discusses WikiLeaks and the war on whistleblowers within the broader context of post-9/11 investigative journalism. [7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University]

At the public library

ITVS Community Cinema: The program presents “Bhutto,” Duane Baughman’s documentary about the life, death, and legacy of Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto. [5:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Dining out

Hog & Rocks: Chef-owner Scott Youkilis serves in-season oysters, artisanal ham, and creative fare featuring seasonal crops. New dishes include a Delta asparagus salad with Nueske bacon, egg, red Russian kale, and caper vinaigrette. Happy hour (5 to 6 p.m.) highlights include Argentinean red wine, Italian white wine, and chicken wings with chile and agave-nectar sauce. [3431 19th St., S.F.; (415) 550-8627]

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