Courtesy photoTuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m.

May 13: 3D Web Fest, Bombino and more

Who’s in town

Poet Elizabeth Alexander reflects on the sudden loss of her husband and the grieving process in her memoir “The Light of the World.” [7 p.m., McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Green policy: Gina McCarthy, an Environmental Protection Agency administrator, looks at the future of clean tech and green jobs. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Eye on Nepal: Give2Asia President Birger Stamperdahl discusses the recent earthquake in Nepal and recovery efforts. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Robot future: Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford scrutinizes the role of artificial intelligence in “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Literary events

Immigration story: Several young Japanese girls start new lives in 1870s San Francisco in “Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Book launch: A launch party for Emily Schultz’s new novel “The Blondes” includes appearances by Joyland magazine alumni Kara Levy, Ruth Galm and Rachel Khong. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Veterans job fair: The 24th annual Veterans Career & Resource Fair includes employers such as the city of San Francisco, Virgin America, Kaiser and more. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Advance directives: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a discussion about changing views on advance directives. [1 p.m., San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

3D Web Fest: The 3D Web Fest explores the Internet’s 3-D possibilities. The event includes a presentation of the best 3-D websites and a panel discussion. [7-11 p.m., Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., S.F.]

Music documentary: “Flashback Memories,” a documentary about didgeridoo performer Goma’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury, is preceded by a performance by local didgeridoo player Amber Field. [7 p.m. performance, 7:20 p.m. film, Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Bookstore fundraiser: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Case, a founding member of The Plimsouls, is playing songs from his upcoming album “HWY 62” at a benefit for Modern Times. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

World music: Tuareg singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar’s album “Nomad” was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

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