Influential punk band Stiff Little Fingers, which formed in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is performing songs from its latest album, “No Going Back,” and more. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

Influential punk band Stiff Little Fingers, which formed in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is performing songs from its latest album, “No Going Back,” and more. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.] (Courtesy photo)

July 28: Stiff Little Fingers, comedy and more

Who’s in town

Gary Hart, former presidential candidate and senator from Colorado, discusses what he calls America’s departure from constitutional values. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Lectures

Musk biographer: Technology writer Ashlee Vance discusses his new book, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Literary events

Love and loss: Former newspaper publisher Janis Heathy Durham shares her spiritual journey after the death of her husband at age 56 in her new memoir, “The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Graphic novel: Richard Kadrey, creator of the Vertigo miniseries “Accelerate,” is sharing “Killing Pretty,” the latest book in his “Sandman Slim” series. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Literary events

New mystery: A small-town police officer must find the culprit behind a mysterious fatal fire in M.P. Cooley’s “Flame Out.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

Summer lunch: The library is serving free meals to youths 18 and under through Aug. 7. [Noon-1 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; visit sfpl.org for dates and times]

Family tunes: Gary Lapow, who has appeared on the Disney Channel, is performing his original songs and encouraging audience participation. [10:30 a.m., Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega St., S.F.; 2 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Dance lesson: The Destiny Arts Center is leading a dance workshop that includes basic dance techniques. [4 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

At the colleges

Civil War memories: “American Battleground,” a collection of photographs depicting the Civil War, is in its final week. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University,  328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Art show: A reception marks the opening of “Upon Reflection,” a collection of works by international students. [4-7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Music camp: The Stern Grove Festival is hosting a free three-day music camp for kids in sixth through eighth grades. [Noon, Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.; free, RSVP required: sterngrove.org/home/education/kids-camp]

Gone girl: The documentary “A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile” investigates an online hoax orchestrated by a British man. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Sacramento comedian Stephen Furey has an off-the-wall sense of humor and co-hosts the “Belligerently Uninformed” podcast. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Start dancing: San Francisco-based rock-R&B-soul group Con Brio is known for its high-energy live shows. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Rocking comedy: “Where Eagles Dare” presents stand-up comedy with a punk-rock theme. [8 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Punk show: Influential punk band Stiff Little Fingers, which formed in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is performing songs from its latest album, “No Going Back,” and more. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]eventsSan Franciscothings to

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