Performance artist Ann Magnuson pays tribute to David Bowie and Jobriath at SFMoMA

Glam bam: SFMOMA welcomes performance artist Ann Magnuson

Glam bam: SFMOMA welcomes performance artist Ann Magnuson

Who’s in town
Pianist, singer and composer Mose Allison performs at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

William Clay Ford Jr.: The Ford Motor Co. executive chairman talks about the move toward electric cars, government regulations, new technologies and environmental stewardship. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Curator talk: Alison Gass gives this week’s 20-minute curator talk at SFMOMA, sharing her perspective on the ceramics art of Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova. [6:30 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Literary events

Paul La Farge: The novelist reads from “Luminous Airplanes.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jim Newton: The journalist talks about “Eisenhower: The White House Years.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Alan Wong and Arnold Hiura:
The authors of “Blue Tomato” celebrate the history and heritage of food in Hawaii. [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Chancellor’s Concert Series: Pianist Betty Woo performs. [Noon, UCSF, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Walter J. Freeman: The neuroscientist discusses how brains create knowledge and meaning from fragments of information. [12:15 p.m., Building 320 (Geology Corner), Room 105, Stanford University]

At the public library

Michael Rios: The mural, fashion and album-cover artist discusses his Mission district murals and his work with Carlos Santana and other musicians. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Teen graphic-novel reviewers: The graphic-novel, comics and manga club invites teens to review new titles. [1:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Local activities

Glam bam: SFMOMA welcomes performance artist Ann Magnuson, presenting her cabaret saluting the music of David Bowie and Jobriath. The evening includes a glam-costume contest. [6 to 9:45 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Deadly deceptions: Magician Joshua Jay presents “Tragic Magic,” an adult-geared performance focusing on strange deaths that have befallen magicians throughout history. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Opera singer: Baritone Simon Keenlyside performs a recital, singing songs by Mahler, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Duparc and Butterworth. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Undead zone: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Zombie NightLife.” Guests include horror diva Peaches Christ presenting a “Zombie Drag Show and Costume Contest.” [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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