See and be seen at these select San Francisco shows, parties, and events. You know, because you can't read the Internet all the time.


SKETCH ARCHITECTURE: "Get away from work, computers, and projects for an hour! Bring your lunch and sketchbook and join us at Noon each Tuesday in different spaces in the city for one hour of sketching, inspiration and relaxation. A simple and extremely effective concept thought up by Arterra Landscape Architects’ designer Alyssa Erickson, Sketchy Tuesday reminds us to incorporate a sense of play and whimsy to our everyday design process. Don’t forget to tag your sketches with #sketchytuesday!" This week, it's at the outdoor public area just south of the Ramp (Dogpatch) with guest sketche John Lum of John Lum Architecture. 855 Terry A Francois Boulevard, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Free with requested RSVP

BAR SHOW: The group is Junk Parlor, who describe themselves as "an adventure down a path paved with eastern european, gypsy, vintage bellydance melodies and our own brand of moody, haunting originals." According to fans, they're "Gypsy Crooner Punk,” and they're putting on a free show in the bar at the Chapel. 777 Valencia Street, 8 p.m., Free


SALMAN RUSHDIE: The host of KQED's Forum, Michael Krasny, interviews prolific author Salman Rushdie for City Arts and Lectures. "A former president of American PEN, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature. His forthcoming novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, is a multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world that has been plunged into an age of unreason." Tickets to the talk at the Nourse Theater include a signed first edition of that novel. 275 Hayes Street, 7:30 p.m., $39

OYSTER TALK: "An award-winning journalist with pieces published or forthcoming in several publications including McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times, and The Rumpus, Summer Brennan discusses her debut book, The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America. Called "An absorbing account of the clash between environmentalists and oyster farmers in the coastal towns north of San Francisco." by Kirkus Reviews, Summer Brennan has crafted a fascinating account of The Drakes Bay Oyster Company's battle to keep ownership of their estuary, and the subsequent national movement that will influence the future of wilderness for decades to come." The talk will be held at Books Inc. Opera Plaza. 601 Van Ness Avenue, 7 p.m., Free


READING: "Susan Abulhawa is a human rights activist, a biologist, and political commentator. She is the founder of "Playgrounds for Palestine", a children's organization dedicated to upholding The Right to Play for Palestinian children. Her debut novel, Mornings in Jenin, was an international bestseller, translated into 26 languages." At Book Passage, It sounds like she'll be speaking about her work generally and reading from her new book, The Blue Between Sky and Water. 1 Ferry Building, 7 p.m., Free

JONATHAN FRANZEN: See the man the Internet loves to hate at Books Inc. Opera Plaza The heralded novelist really does present a difficult and problematic public image, doesn't he, but perhaps that's all the more reason to check this out. And it's free. 601 Van Ness Avenue, 7 p.m., Free


BRIAN WILSON: SF JAZZ hosts "true legends of American popular music, Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, founding member Al Jardine, and former Beach Boys guitarist Blondie Chapman reunite to perform material from Wilson’s new solo album, No Pier Pressure, and a selection of Beach Boys classics." The venue is Davies Symphony Hall. 201 Van Ness Avenue, 8 p.m., $50 to $175

BEER AND BBQ: Yeah, this is a release party for a new garment, but we've been promised free beer from Anchor Steam and a western theme at San Fran Psycho’s Inner Sunset shop. Barbecue, too, from Native Sons — though that you'll have to pay for. 1248 9th Avenue, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Free


SAND CASTLE BUILDING: "Presented by the AIASF and Leap, Sandcastle 101 will help Sandcastle enthusiasts of all ages apply their design and engineering skills to the medium of sand. Samee Sheikh (whose team has won “Best in Show” several times) will be teaching this hands-on castle-building workshop." Bring your own sand castle sculpting supplies, as those will be limited, and dogs and children are very welcome, they add. Registration is limited, so sign up soon if you're into it. Ocean Beach at Sloat/Great Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free (with donations encouraged)

BLOCK PARTY: "Noise Pop and Ne Timeas Restaurant Group are proud to present the third annual 20th Street Block Party.... the 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the city’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans as well as a variety of indie bands and DJs." 20th Street between Bryant and Harrison Streets, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Free


LATTE ART THROWDOWN: At Bernal Heights' Pinhole Coffee, latte artists (including you — spots are still open) compete to impress coffee celebrity judges from Pinhole, Snowbird, and Andytown. Head to the afterparty down a block at Holy Water to turn that coffee buzz into a buzz buzz. 231 Cortland Avenue, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., $8 pre-signup or $10 at the door

SUNDAY STREETS: "The Western Addition Sunday Streets gives you the opportunity to explore Fillmore and Fulton Streets by foot, or bike. Moving at a bit of a slower place, you will find all kinds of hidden gems along this route. From local art, great views of the gorgeous City Hall, the famous painted ladies, to a variety of delicious restaurants, you are sure to have a great experience along this route. Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event." McAllister and Fillmore Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free