3Girls Theatre Company presents ‘Not Without Our Women’

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New play: 3Girls Theatre Company presents a staged reading of “Not Without Our Women
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Who’s in town

Commentator and best-selling author Sarah Vowell appears in a sold-out conversation at Herbst Theatre. Vowell is known for her unique perspective on U.S. history and her voice on Public Radio International’s “This American Life.” [8 p.m., 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Frank Adam: The astrophysics professor explains how the texture of our lives changes in accordance with our understanding of the universe’s origin. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 50 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 379-8000]
<br>Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its March discussion. “The United Nations: An Outdated Organization?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Carlo Berte: The Italian painter discusses his art. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Monday Night Philosophy: The session, with George Hammond, focuses on the unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club,595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Hari Kunzru: The novelist reads from “Gods Without Men.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Kira Peikoff: The debut novelist talks about “Living Proof.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Judith Horstman: The journalist and professor talks about “The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Chloe Coscarelli:
The chef and “Cupcake Wars” winner presents “Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Human rights film: Burmese human rights defender Bo Kyi presents “Into the Current,” a documentary about his efforts to help political prisoners. [4:15 p.m., Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with homework assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

New play: 3Girls Theatre Company presents a staged reading of “Not Without Our Women,” a new musical play, as part of its Women’s History Month Celebration and theater festival. [7:30 p.m., Thick House, 1695 18th St., S.F.]

College comedy: The National College Comedy Competition presents its San Francisco Regional Competition. Teams from Stanford University and UC Berkeley vie. [8 p.m., Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Ave., S.F.; www.tbs.com/college]

Sondheim salute: Pianist Anthony de Mare presents parts of “Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim,” a project for which he asked 36 composers to create a solo piece based on a Stephen Sondheim song. [7:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Dining out

Social Kitchen & Brewery: Burgers include the Social Burger, with blue cheese, onion rings, mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, red pepper aioli and barbecue sauce. [1326 Ninth Ave., S.F.; (415) 681-0330]

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