San Clemente’s Fu Manchu celebrates its 25th anniversary by playing “King Of The Road” in its entirety. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)

San Clemente’s Fu Manchu celebrates its 25th anniversary by playing “King Of The Road” in its entirety. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] (Courtesy Photo)

July 15: Fu Manchu, Doug Benson and more

Who’s in town

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who led the American offensive against al-Qaida, discusses the strategies his forces used in Iraq and how they can be applied elsewhere. [2 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]


Beyond ‘Argo’: Cyrus Copeland’s memoir, “Off the Radar: A Father’s Secret, a Mother’s Heroism, and a Son’s Quest,” shares his parents’ experiences during the Iran hostage crisis. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Design for life: Bernard Roth and Sarah Stein Greenberg of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design talk about how design can be applied to everyday life. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Water everywhere: Researcher Joel Pomerantz is mapping out San Francisco’s hidden creeks and springs.  [7 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.]

Literary events

War story: Author James Goolsby, a retired Air Force officer, follows a soldier who faces a devastating choice in Afghanistan in his new novel, “I’d Walk With My Friends if I Could Find Them.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

‘Just Us’: A screening of “Just Us,” the documentary about a juvenile justice advocate whose son is arrested, is followed by a panel discussion with the film’s creators and subjects. [5:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sports fanatics: ESPN producer Justine Gubar’s examines the sports fan’s psyche in “FANATICUS: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan.” [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Pakistan discussion: A discussion group is looking at the United States’ relationship with Pakistan. [1 p.m., San Francisco State University downtown campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Estonian choir: The Estonian TV Girls’ Choir, comprising 30 young singers, is performing spiritual and secular music. [6 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Play time: Pump It Up, which fills its locations with inflatable climbing structures and play areas, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a free celebration. [4-6 p.m., Pump It Up, 201 Mendell St., S.F.; see more locations at]​

Special Olympics torch: The Special Olympics torch relay is passing through San Francisco on its way to Los Angeles. [12:10 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Doug Benson has appeared in the film “Super High Me” and hosts the podcast “Getting Doug With High.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Classic rock: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire are competing over who can get more horns on the stage in a hit-heavy double bill. [7:30 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Rock show: San Clemente’s Fu Manchu celebrates its 25th anniversary by playing “King Of The Road” in its entirety. [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]activitieseventsSan Franciscothings to do

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