July 2: Johnny Mathis, comedy and more

Who’s in town

Singer Johnny Mathis is performing hits such as “Chances Are” and “Wonderful! Wonderful!” with the San Francisco Symphony. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Wild S.F.: Local author Mark Abramson looks back at San Francisco in the 1970s, including people such as Harvey Milk and Sylvester, in “Sex, Drugs & Disco: San Francisco Diaries From the Pre-AIDS Era.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

City planning: Italian architect Franco La Cecla shares his thoughts on city planning, especially in light of San Francisco’s recent growing pains. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Young readers: The Book Bites reading series invites newly independent readers, ages 6-8, to read short stories aloud. [3:30 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the public library

Free lunch: Free meals are available for youths 18 and under at several library locations through Aug. 7. [Noon-1 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; visit sfpl.org to see all locations]

Learn to coding: The library supplies Treehouse software that adults can use to learn basic coding skills. [1:30-4:30 p.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Outdoor concert: Alela Diane, above, and Mariee Sioux are performing as part of the Redwood Grove’s summer concert series. [5:30 p.m., UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley]

Local activities

Stand-up comedy: Baltimore native Mike E. Winfield has appeared on “Comics Without Borders” and “Live at Gotham.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Art and literature: A Quiet Lightning reading juxtaposes “Superhero,” an exhibit of portraits like Scott Holloway’s “Aquaman,” with readings by authors such as Ahmunet Jessica Jordon and Jason Magabo Perez. [6 p.m., Modern Eden,  801 Greenwich St., S.F.; quietlightning.org]

Poetry and music: Poets Jocelyn Saidenberg, Emily Hunt and Tom Comitta are reading from their work with musical accompaniment from Ancient Wing and Nozzles. [8 p.m., Minnesota Street Project, 2291 Third St., S.F.]

Concert fundraiser: San Francisco punk band One-Armed Joey and Deep Six are performing at a fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; www.sffcpf.org]


NightLife: Local brewmasters Dave McLean and Carl Sutton are speaking at a beer-themed NightLife that also includes tastings, demonstrations and music. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Indie rock: Head North, which hails from Buffalo, N.Y., is promoting its latest album, “Bloodlines.” [7:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Classic film: “The Philadelphia Story,” a romantic comedy starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, is screening. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Comedy showcase: Comedian Dave Stone has appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and “Last Comic Standing.” Lisa Best and Torio Van Grol are also appearing. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comedy show: Dan Gabriel has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and CBS’s “Star Search.” [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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