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Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s

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Louisiana blues: Modern swamp-blues artist and Louisiana native Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Louisiana blues: Modern swamp-blues artist and Louisiana native Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s.

Who’s in town

Behavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely discusses cheating, dishonesty and the contradictory forces that drive irrational behaviors. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Climate action:
Speakers talk about a recent survey examining how strategies in San Francisco’s climate action plan could improve air quality. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

John Santos: The musician continues his lecture series on Puerto Rican music. Today’s talk, “Bomba y Plena,” looks at Puerto Rico’s marginalized black music. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ozzie Zehner:
The author and scholar, who writes about public science and energy policy issues, discusses “Green Illusions.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Doug Fine:
The investigative journalist discusses “Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Book group: The Young at Heart Book Club discusses “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Farmers market:
Weekly market features fresh produce, on-the-go lunch selections, flowers and live music. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UC San Francisco, Mission Bay campus, on the plaza at Gene Friend Way near Third Street, S.F.]

At the public library

Earthquake preparedness:
Matt Springer, associate professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, gives a presentation on how to lessen earthquake damage at home and at work. [6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

Teen filmmakers: Bay Area Video Coalition’s annual “Factory” screening features videos made by teenagers in BAVC’s advanced filmmaking program. [4 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

In the swing:
Swing in the Square hosts its final session of the season. Swing dancing, lessons and open dancing make up the evening. The Golden West Trio supplies live music. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Louisiana blues: Modern swamp-blues artist and Louisiana native Kenny Neal performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Improv comedy: The San Francisco Improv Fest, featuring improvisational comedy talent, presents a “College Throwdown” and performances by Shades of Grey and Chick Flick. [7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Toy exhibit: The San Mateo County History Museum presents “Playing Grown Up: Toys From the Harry P. Costa Collection.” Antique toys that allow kids to mimic adult activities are on view. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Pure hits: The San Mateo Credit Union celebrates its 60th anniversary with a concert featuring Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chuck Negron, former lead vocalist of Three Dog Night. [8 p.m., 2223 Broadway, Redwood City]

Dining out

Tacolicious:
Featured tacos include guajillo-braised beef short rib; fried local rock cod with cabbage and tangy crema; and cochinita pibil. [741 Valencia St., S.F., (415) 626-1344; and 2031 Chestnut St, S.F., (415) 346-1966]