Courtesy photoFowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m.

June 1: Fowler, Disney film and more

Who's in town

Ben Stewart, head of media at Greenpeace, discusses environmental activists detained in 2013, the Arctic 30, were freed in his new book, “Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]


Senior community: Alexandra Jacopetti Hart and David Goff are discussing their book “The Age of Actualization: A Handbook for Growing Elder Community. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Paleo cookbook: Food blogger Diana Rodgers shares ideas for overhauling eating habits in “The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-To-Table Recipes.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Literary events

Poetry reading: Jerry Ferraz is hosting a night of poetry that includes Dan Liberthson reading his work and a tribute to the poetry of the late David Hallstrom. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Zombie lit: An aspiring screenwriter is working on zombie epic in Aleksandar Hemon's new novel, “The Making of the Zombie Wars.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

S.F. on film: “Lady From Shanghai,” starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, is a 1948 noir thriller filmed in San Francisco. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Cheap activities: Learn about fun things to do in San Francisco on the cheap or even free in an updated workshop. [2 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

English as a second language: Volunteers help teens and adults improve their English. [5 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Classical music: Anthony Martin directs the Stanford Baroque Soloists as they play works by Arcangelo Corelli and more. [7:30 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Walking tour: Explore City Hall and the Civic Center in a free walking tour courtesy of San Francisco City Guides. [11 a.m., meet at steps of Main Library on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin streets, S.F.;]

Disney film: A 1950s film adaptation of H.G. Wells' “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” is this month's featured film at the Disney Family Museum. Screening free with museum admission. [4 p.m., Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.

Open-mic comedy: An open-mic night features up-and-coming Bay Area comedians. [7 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Fowler: San Francisco's Fowler is celebrating the release of its self-titled debut album. [8:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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