June 15: Shelby Lynne, Maggie Nelson and more

Who’s in town

Asali Solomon’s debut novel, “Disgruntled,” follows a restless 8-year-old girl named Kenya struggling with “the shame of being alive.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lectures

Modern family: Maggie Nelson’s new memoir, “The Argonauts,” chronicles her relationship with partner Harry Dodge, a gender-fluid artist, and the birth of their first child. [7 p.m., Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]

Making cheese: A hands-on workshop demonstrates how to make burrata, a creamy mozzarella cheese. [6 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.; register at 18reasons.org]

Literary events

WWII story: Jim Shepard’s “The Book of Aron” follows a young boy trying to navigate the Warsaw ghetto after his family is driven from the Polish countryside during World War II. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

LGBT literature: An LGBT Pride reading includes Wayne Goodman reading from his book “The Seed of Immortality,” as well as authors such as Arisa White, Richard May and more. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Game night: Pull up a chair and join a board game soiree. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Free lunch: The library is serving free lunches to youths 18 and under until Aug. 7. [Noon-1 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.; visit sfpl.org for dates and times]

Summer show: “The Goofball Show” combines magic, stories and overall silliness. [2 p.m., Portola Branch, 380 Bacon St., S.F.]

Movie screening: “Top Hat,” a 1935 screwball comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is screening. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Out to sea: “Imagining the Oceans,” which includes seascapes from artists such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Willem de Kooning, is in its final weeks at the Cantor Arts Center. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Nepalese films: The Nepal Film Festival, featuring the U.S. premiere of Oscar-nominated drama “Himalaya,” is raising money for victims of the April earthquake. [2, 5 and 7 p.m., Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., S.F.]

Tenderloin benefit: Two showings of the Tenderloin documentary “Love Me Tenderloin” benefit Code Tenderloin, a nonprofit that helps youths enter the tech industry, and “Indian Joe,” a main figure in the documentary who was badly injured in a car accident. [6 and 8 p.m., Piano Fight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

S.F. surf pop: San Francisco’s own The Silhouette Era, which puts a cool Northern California spin on surf pop, is opening for Kansas City’s The Life and Times. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Country chanteuse: Grammy-winning country-rock singer Shelby Lynne is playing music from her latest album, “I Can Imagine.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

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