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Singer-songwriter: Indie-folk singer-songwriter M. Ward appears at the Fillmore. “A Wasteland Companion” is his new album.

Who’s in town

Violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman leads and performs with the San Francisco Symphony. The sold-out concert features music by Vivaldi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. [Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


William Maynez: The mural historian talks about the visits that Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo made to San Francisco in the 1930s and 1940. [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; www.sfhistory.org]

State tax revolt: “What Happened?” is the theme of part two of a three-part discussion series on California’s Proposition 13, passed in 1978. Fiscal experts Fred Silva and Marianne O’Malley speak. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Sholeh Wolpe: The Iran-born poet, author and translator talks about “The Forbidden: Poems From Iran and Its Exiles.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Tiffany Baker: The novelist talks about “The Gilly Salt Sisters.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Craig Carrozzi: The novelist talks about “The Curse of Chief Tenaya.” [7:30 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Michael Long: The editor of “I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters” celebrates the book’s publication and discusses the life of early civil rights leader Rustin. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Eliza Factor: The debut novelist talks about “The Mercury Fountain.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Arts and medicine: “Medicine and the Muse” symposium features arts- and medicine-related events. Keynote speaker: journalist Sheri Fink. [5:30 p.m., Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall, Stanford Medical School, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford]

Wayne Koestenbaum:
The poet and cultural critic speaks. His books include “The Anatomy of Harpo Marx.” [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

‘This Is Not Self Promotion’: The session focuses on how to promote your artistic work in the digital age. Members of the band Zoo discuss their experience. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room B, Main Library,  100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Be a Green Teen’: Participants can make recyclable crafts from old household items. [4 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Singer-songwriter: Indie-folk singer-songwriter M. Ward appears at the Fillmore. “A Wasteland Companion” is his new album. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Standup show: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco performs. “What’s Wrong With People?” is his recent Showtime special. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Career coaching: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Forum, a panel-conducted discussion open to anyone experiencing job-finding problems. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 235 Montgomery St., 12th floor, S.F.]

Dining out

The Brixton: Chef Jon Hara cooks contemporary and creative American food and comfort cuisine, and some new menu items are highlighted today. At dinnertime, look for the lasagne bolognese. [2140 Union St., S.F.; (415) 409-1114]

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