M. Ward appears at the Fillmore

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

Lectures

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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