July 9: Sony Holland and other SF events

courtesy photoJazz chanteuse Sony Holland

courtesy photoJazz chanteuse Sony Holland

Who’s in town

Photographer Doug Menuez, who had unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley icons in the 1980s, speaks about his book and exhibit “Fearless Genius.” [Noon, Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View]


Global policy: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen appears in a sold-out discussion about how the organization can maintain order in light of conflicts across the globe. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

LGBT book club: The S.F. LGBT Book Club shares thoughts about “Man About Town” by Mark Merlis. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Bookbinding for kids: Instructor C.J. Grossman teaches kids ages 5-10 how to bind their very own books, which they will also write and illustrate. [9 a.m., Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St., S.F.]

Living offline: Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant and Wall Street executive Kim Stolz reflects on the pitfalls of social media, digital dating and more with her new book, “Unfriending My Ex.” [12:30 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the library

Rhythm and resolutions: Destiny Arts Hip Hop uses dance to teach youths about conflict-resolution skills and violence prevention. [2 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

Krip-Hop Nation: Musicians and poets with disabilities make up the Krip-Hop Nation coalition, which is dedicating a concert to the memory of the late Blind Joe, aka Joe Capers. Featured artists include Lady MJ Warrior and Binkiwoi. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local writer: “Turn of Mind” author Alice LaPlante, who has taught creative writing at Stanford and San Francisco State University, reads from her new book, “A Circle of Wives.” [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film fest: The 1990 Iranian film “Bashu, The Little Stranger” screens as part of the Stanford Global Studies Division film festival. Director Bahram Beyzaie answers questions. [7 p.m., Building 320, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Live music

Jazz chanteuse Sony Holland, who honed her craft busking at Pier 39, plays a free show in the courtyard at 50 Fremont Center this afternoon as part of the People in Plazas concert series. [Noon, 50 Fremont St., S.F.]

Local activities

Zoo day: Bring proof of San Francisco residency to the S.F. Zoo for free admission. Current attractions include the Australian WalkAbout and Penguin Island. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sloat Boulevard and the Great Highway, S.F.]

Art exhibit: “Slices of Life, California: Composite Photographs on Canvas, Photography by Michael Smith-Heimer” is entering its final weeks at Fort Mason. The Bay Area artist’s large-format photographs use composite images to present new views of familiar landmarks. [9 a.m.-8 p.m., main office, Building A, Fort Mason, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Michael Che, who has written for “Saturday Night Live” and appeared on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]arts

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