courtesy photoR&B singer Toni Braxton

July 24: Toni Braxton and other SF events

Who’s in town

U.K. author Jacqueline Winspear, whose grandfather served in World War I, discusses her new book, “The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]


City forum: San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia heads a “State of The City Forum” covering current issues, including evictions and discrimination in the Mission. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Community rifts: Journalist Anthony Stanford and others discuss the ongoing conflicts between black churches and the gay community. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Literary events

Author talk: Michael S. Malone’s “The Intel Trinity” follows Silicon Valley pioneers Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove, who founded Fairchild Semiconductor and helped revolutionize computers. [Noon, Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Make room for Jell-O: Culinary historian Pam Elder discusses the jiggly joys of Jell-O, and bring your own gelatin creation for a Jell-O contest. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

New World stories: Joseph Boyden shares his new book “The Orenda,” which follows a Jesuit missionary in 17th-century Canada and his confrontation with Iroquois warriors. [5 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

Buzzy Bee Traveling Hive: Tim Muhrlin of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association discusses bee families and hives; event includes a honey tasting. [11 a.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.; 3 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Thursdays@Noon Films: “The House on Telegraph Hill,” a noir mystery set in San Francisco, screens. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Cool Gray City of Love: Author Gary Kamiya speaks about his nonfiction book, which presents 49 views of the City by the Bay. [6:30 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Privacy in tech age: “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” a documentary about seldom-read user-service agreements on sites such as Facebook and YouTube, screens as part of the International Human Rights Film Festival. [7 p.m., CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University, 641 Knight Way, Stanford]

Local activities

Art and technology event: The second day of the “Code, Canvas, Chow” pop-up event includes a salon-style panel discussion on the relationship between art and technology, as well as performance art, food, music and more. [7-9 p.m., Code & Canvas, 151 Potrero Ave., S.F.]

Music for a cause: Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade performs with pianist Steven Blier in a fundraiser for the FSH Society and muscular dystrophy research. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.;]

Record-release party: Tommy Guerrero debuts his new album, “No Mans Land.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Free concert: Pulse Brasil plays music from Brazil’s past and present as part of the People in Plazas series. [Noon, 303 Second St., S.F.]

Smooth soul

R&B singer Toni Braxton, who released a memoir earlier this year, performs at the Mountain Winery. [7:30 p.m., 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]


New fiction: Bay Area writers discuss “Fiction from the American Underbelly.” [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Live music: ViBO Simfani fuses classical, jazz and Brazilian styles. [7 p.m., Angelica’s, 863 Main St., Redwood City]

Peninsula art: Works by collage artist Gerry Anne Lenhart and painter Tom Schultz are currently on view at the Peninsula Museum of Art. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]

Stand-up comedy: Marc Ryan, host of TV shows “Smoked” airs on Destination America and “Marc and Todd’s Crazy Clips” on Outdoor Channel, performs. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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