June 16: JOHNNYSWIM, pigeon feet and more

Who’s in town

North Korean defector Joseph Kim, author of “Under the Same Sky,” recounts his experiences in a labor camp before escaping the oppressive regime. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]


Climate change: Global warming expert Christiana Figueres looks ahead to a December climate change summit in Paris. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Demetrios Marantis, an executive at Square, attempts to clear up misconceptions about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership between the U.S. and several Asian-Pacific nations. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Reproductive rights: Activist Aspen Baker is reading from her latest book, “Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Eye on Anti-Semitism: French diplomat Bernard-Henri Levy, who delivered a keynote speech before the United Nations General Assembly earlier this year, is discussing the rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Bloomsday: Celebrate Irish culture and James Joyce’s challenging novel “Ulysses” during the 14th annual Bloomsday. [7 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; reservation required at milibrary.org]

Book launch: Bay Area poet and translator Stephen Kessler is hosting a launch party for his latest books, “Where Was I?” and “Need I Say More?” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Odd jobs: Renaissance man Brandon Christopher describes his checkered employment history, including working as a mortuary driver and copy editor for an adult magazine, in his book “Job Pirate.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the public library

Sing out: Miss Kitty leads a singalong with dancing and clapping for young children. [10:30 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Modern sustainability: A lecture examines how humans can learn to manage planetary resources sustainably. [12:10 p.m., Room 329, Thornton Hall, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Bird’s the word: Artist Andrea Bergen’s weeklong residency at the Studio 1 mobile art studio continues with “Pigeon Prosthetics,” in which the artist creates prosthetic legs for maimed pigeons. [12:30-3 p.m., 10th and Market streets, S.F.; sfliz.com]

Summer cinema: “Wet Hot American Summer,” a summer camp movie starring members of sketch comedy troupe The State, is screening as part of the Balboa Theatre’s summer movie series. [7:30 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Holiday tribute: Singer Joey Arias is paying tribute to Billie Holiday on the 100th anniversary of the blues legend’s birthday. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Rock show: JOHNNYSWIM, which taps the folk-rock power of married couple Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez, is touring to promote the full-length album “Diamonds.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

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