July 29: Neon city, Jimmy Carter and more

“San Francisco Neon” authors Al Barna and Randall Homan are sharing stories of The City’s neon legacy before a screening of “The Lady From Shanghai.” The 1947 film noir features shots of San Francisco’s neon-drenched Chinatown. [6:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.] (Photo courtesy  Al Barna and Randall  Homan)

“San Francisco Neon” authors Al Barna and Randall Homan are sharing stories of The City’s neon legacy before a screening of “The Lady From Shanghai.” The 1947 film noir features shots of San Francisco’s neon-drenched Chinatown. [6:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.] (Photo courtesy Al Barna and Randall Homan)

Who’s in town

Former President Jimmy Carter is signing copies of his latest memoir, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.” [4:30 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Let’s go Giants: Sportswriter Andrew Baggarly, who has covered the Giants for the past decade, is discussing his latest book, “Giant Splash: Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: League of Intrapreneurs co-founder Alexa Clay is sharing stories of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and thinkers. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Buddy story: William Finnegan’s memoir “Barbarian Days” explores the secret world of male friendships. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Literary events

Graphic novel: British author-artist Ilya is discussing his most recent graphic novel, “Room for Love,” which is the first selection in Comix Experience’s Graphic Novel of the Month Club. [6 p.m., Comix Experience, 305 Divisadero St., S.F.]

At the public library

Quake ready: Dr. Matt Springer of UC San Francisco shares preparedness tips for the next major earthquake. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

3-D printing: Use Tinkercad to make useful objects with a 3-D printer. [5 p.m., Mix, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Justice after genocide: Attorney Almudena Bernabeu from the Center for Justice and Accountability discusses the repercussions of the Guatemalan genocide and finding justice for its victims. [7:30 p.m., Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library, Stanford University, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford]

OLLI  literature: Volunteers are invited to help with a new Literary Review for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. [10 a.m., San Francisco State University downtown campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

Afro-Peruvian culture: A celebration of Peru’s independence day includes lectures about Afro-Peruvian culture as well as music and dance by Atajo de Negritos de San Francisco. [6:30 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Free concert: Michael Manring, Larry Kassin and John R. Burr are playing jazz-fusion music. [6 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Rock fundraiser: Rock supergroup Kings of Chaos — featuring Slash, Sammy Hagar, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan and more — is playing a benefit to protect dolphins. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Country music: Australian country singer Kasey Chambers taps heartache in her latest album, “Bittersweet.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Psych-rock pioneers: Sopwith Camel, a psychedelic band that once played concerts with the Who, the Byrds and the Beach Boys, is performing. [9 p.m., 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Neon city: “San Francisco Neon” authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan are sharing stories of The City’s neon legacy before a screening of “The Lady From Shanghai.” The 1947 film noir features shots of San Francisco’s neon-drenched Chinatown. [6:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]eventslocal activitiesthings to do

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