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May 29: Lissie at the Great American Music Hall and other San Francisco events

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Folk-rock singer-songwriter Lissie performs at the Great American Music Hall. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Folk-rock singer-songwriter Lissie performs at the Great American Music Hall.

San Francisco events for May 29, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Folk-rock singer-songwriter Lissie performs at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • James Zogby: The founder of the Arab American Institute discusses a dramatic change that has occurred in Arab attitudes toward Iran and what it means, policywise. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Adam Savage: The actor, special-effects designer and “MythBusters” co-host appears in conversation with humorist, author and TV personality John  Hodgman. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Jojo Capece: The San Francisco author talks about her new novel, “Bella Figura,” and her fascination with all things Italian. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Howard Chaykin: The comic-book creator, known for his “American Flagg” series, discusses his craft, comics as a medium, and sex and violence in comics. [5:30 p.m., Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford]
  • Farmers market: The UC San Francisco market features fresh produce at two campuses. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elevator G Breezeway, Parnassus campus,  500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.; 10 to 2 p.m., plaza, Mission Bay campus, 500 Gene Friend Way,  S.F.]

At the public library

  • Opera talk: The San Francisco Opera Guild presents a musicologist lecture on Jacques Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann.” [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Write Your Will: The workshop, conducted by estate planner and probate lawyer Stuart Bronstein, helps participants create fully functional wills. Bring a blue pen. [6:30 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.; register: (415) 355-5600]

Mexican band

  • Torreblanca, an alt-rock and pop band from Mexico, performs in San Francisco. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Film awards bash: “Dinner Party II,” benefiting the Roxie Theater, features cocktails, dinner and an awards event. Filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman and Hima B. are honorees. [6:30 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]
  • Comedy show: The Romane Event Comedy Show, hosted by Paco Romane, presents its May edition. Comedian Miles K headlines. Natasha Muse, Ben Feldman and others also appear. [8 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]
  • Love birds: New Conservatory Theatre Center presents “Birds of a Feather,” by Marc Acito. Two bird pairs are at the center of this comic play, which celebrates families of all stripes. [8 p.m., NCTC, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Singer and actor: Singer-songwriter and TV and stage performer Darren Criss, known for his portrayal of openly gay high-school student Blaine Anderson on “Glee,” performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]
  • Aziza: The roasted duck with potato, chard, smoked dates, duck liver and granola is recommended today. Also look for the chicken wings with honey, nigella seed, jalapeno and garlic yogurt. [5800 Geary Blvd., S.F.; (415) 752-2222]