While the Giants are still focused on their push for the National League West title, they learned who and where they will play their games next season as Major League Baseball announced the 2013 schedule Wednesday.
The Giants will open the 2013 season on the road against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on April 2 before coming home April 5 for their home opener at AT&T Park against the St. Louis Cardinals. Read More
Two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s, tried to enter a theater in the 200 block of Taylor Street without paying, police said.
When a 37-year-old man tried to block the entrance, one of the men punched him in the face. The second man grabbed a cashbox off a desk and the duo fled. Read More
The A’s haven’t reached the playoffs since the 2006 season, but starting Monday, fans can invest in a potential return trip this season.
Individual game tickets for a potential wild-card game and American League Division Series games involving the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. The A’s will be using dynamic pricing for these games, so the earlier tickets are purchased, the cheaper the price will be.
Game dates and times are to be determined and tickets purchased for any unplayed games are refundable. Read More
Who’s in townSinger-songwriter Fiona Apple performs at the Warfield. “The Idler Wheel” is her latest album. [8 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.]LecturesLiam Reidy: The geographer explores the history of San Francisco’s Mountain Lake. The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society presents the talk. [7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townFazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, speaks. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]LecturesPolitics and media: Diane Dwyer, NBC Bay Area news anchor, and Randy Shandobil, of Shandobil Communications, discuss the media’s role in shaping presidential politics. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
FRIDAYJapanese animation: A series of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli begins. Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” and “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” are showing. [Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd., S.F.; www.landmarktheatres.com]SATURDAYA great excursion Read More
Who’s in town
Actress and author Molly Ringwald talks about her new book, “When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories,” with Litquake’s Jane Ganahl. [VIP reception at 6:45 p.m., program at 8 p.m.; Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townSeyed Mousavian, formerly of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and author of “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis,” speaks. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]LecturesTony Haymet: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography director describes how the business world has partnered with oceanographers to address major sea-related questions. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townScience-fiction author William Gibson, whose works include the cyberpunk novel “Neuromancer,” appears in conversation. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]LecturesFuture homes: Speakers discuss how to expand ideas about the house of the future and create inspired visions of the 21st-century American dream. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.] Read More
Something to read
Madness, Rack, and HoneyBy Mary Ruefle ($25)The accomplished poet is humorous and self-deprecating in this collection of illuminating essays on poetry, aesthetics and literature, originally presented as lectures to graduate students.Lend a hand
Glide: The Free Meals Program needs volunteers to prepare the dining room, place food on trays, carry trays to guests and wipe down tables. [11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., 330 Ellis St., S.F.; info/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]Get outside Read More
FRIDAYMystery novelist: Author Louise Penny talks about “The Beautiful Mystery,” her latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]SATURDAYA great bike ride Read More
Who’s in townRock, folk and country singer-songwriter Erica Sunshine Lee performs a concert to promote her latest album, “I’m Still Me.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]LecturesPrasad Thenkabail: The U.S. Geological Survey research geographer discusses cropland and water challenges relating to the rising global demand for food. [7 p.m., USGS, Building 3 Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park] Read More
Who’s in townMarine biologist and dolphin-protection advocate Maddalena Bearzi speaks about her experiences at sea and evolution as a scientist. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]LecturesNFL injuries: Speakers from the sports and medical fields discuss health and safety issues connected with playing in the NFL. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townBrad Parsons, a folk-rock singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore., performs with his band. The Giraffe Dodgers share the bill. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]LecturesBurma today: Speakers discuss government reforms and other issues relating to the current state of affairs in Myanmar, previously known as Burma. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More