June 30: Kim Kardashian, Television and more

Who’s in town

Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian is discussing her new book, “Selfish,” the objectification of women in media and more. [5:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Almond concerns: A panel of experts scrutinizes the water-intensive almond crop and its role in state agriculture. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

World War II story: Charles Kaiser shares one family’s struggles in Nazy-occupied France in “The Cost of Courage.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Drug talk: Brain researcher Nora Volkow shares her findings about drugs’ effects on the brain and addiction in a talk with radio host Michael Krasny. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Sea lions: Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center talk about California sea lions, including the prevalence of cancer in the species. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Mean girls: Lauren Saft discusses “Those Girls,” her young-adult mystery novel about back-stabbing teens. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the public library

Funny juggler: Mark Bunnell, dubbed the “Juggling Tornado,” adds comedy to his juggling show. [11 a.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.; 2 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art exhibit: “Everything But the Kitchen Sank,” an exhibit of artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s playful still lifes, is new at the Diego Rivera Gallery. [9 a.m.-7 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

War words: Poet Natasha Trethewey and Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay discuss their writings about war, “Native Guard” and “Redeployment,” respectively. [6 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford]

Local activities

Real ‘Armageddon’: Apollo 9 astronaut Russell Schweickart is speaking at a screening of “Disaster Playground,” a documentary about people around the world who are trying to figure out ways of deflecting catastrophic asteroid strikes. A Q&A session with a panel of scientists will follow the film. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Television show: Pioneering New York punk band Television is playing songs spanning four decades. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Rock show: Hard-rocking San Francisco band King Woman, which has won accolades for its recent album, “Doubt,” is headlining a bill that also includes Sannhet and Planning for Burial. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Indie pop: Globe-trotting singer Mitski, whose most recent album is the critically praised “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” is known for high-energy live shows. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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