July 16: Keb’ Mo’, Beat poetry and more

Paper/Garment” showcases the fashions created by students, ages 9-12, from SFArtsED Summer Fashion Camp. [Noon-6 p.m., 2291 Third St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

Paper/Garment” showcases the fashions created by students, ages 9-12, from SFArtsED Summer Fashion Camp. [Noon-6 p.m., 2291 Third St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

Who’s in town

Travel writer Christopher P. Baker shares tips about visiting Cuba as U.S. relations with the country normalize in his books “Moon Havana” and “Moon Cuba.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books,
506 Clement St., S.F.]


Science of sleep: Inventor and entrepreneur Roger A. Sramek discusses his book, “Your Sleep: Wake up Refreshed! How to Reduce Pain, Lose Weight, Stop Snoring, and Get Healthy from the Promise of a Better Night’s Sleep.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Year after Ferguson: Community leaders look back at the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., one year ago and reflect on its larger impact on race relations and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [6 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Brain food: Jessica Fechtor’s memoir “Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home” shares how cooking helped her recover from a near-fatal aneurysm. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez Blvd., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Beat Revival’: Poets Andy Clausen and Pamela Twining of Woodstock, N.Y., are joining forces with local poet A.D. Winans on the “Beat Revival Tour.” [7 p.m., Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.]
Open-mic reading: An open-mic session focused on the #BlackLivesMatter movement includes readings by  The Poetician, LeRon Barton, Jezebel Delilah and more. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Heroic duo: Janis Cooke Newman’s “A Master Plan for Rescue” follows two people who try to overcome tremendous losses through heroic actions. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Radar reading: Patrick O’Neil, Tiffany Scandal, Nikki Darling and Nicole J. Georges are sharing their work as part of the Radar reading series. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art in the Middle East: “Axis of Light,” which documents the lives of eight artists living in the Middle East, is screening as part of the Summer Human Rights Film Program. [7 p.m., Center For Educational Research, Stanford University, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Free concert: Trumpeter Will Magid, who incorporates international influences into his work, is performing as part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

California blues: Grammy-winning bluesman Keb’ Mo’ is promoting his latest album, “BLUESAmericana.” [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Stand-up comedy: Matt Fulchiron has appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and “Live at Gotham.” San Francisco comedian Kevin Shea is also performing. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rock show: San Francisco’s Thee Oh Sees, which departed for Los Angeles last year, brings its garage-rock sound back to The City. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.; sold out]

Art show: “Paper/Garment” showcases the fashions created by students, ages 9-12, from SFArtsED Summer Fashion Camp. [Noon-6 p.m., 2291 Third St., S.F.]


Pirate bounty: Best-selling author Robert Kurson chronicles the hunt for a famous shipwreck in “Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame]

NightLife: This week’s edition of NightLife at the Academy focuses on learning new tricks, with a DJ tutorial, stamp-making demonstration, science talks and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Anniversary party: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary with music by Midtown Social, A Plus D and more. [8 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Tony Hinchcliffe served as staff writer on Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco and hosts the “Kill Tony” podcast. Ashely Barnhill and Tom Smith are also performing. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Ladies sing the blues: The Oddball Films archive is screening rare film shorts featuring blues and jazz singers such Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Nellie Lutcher and more. [8 p.m., 275 Capp St., S.F.]activitieseventsSan Franciscothings to do

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