AraabMUZIK appears in free pre-Coachella set at Clift Hotel 

click to enlarge Clift sessions: Hip-hop record producer AraabMUZIK appears in a free pre-Coachella appearance sponsored by IMSOUND Records and the Clift Hotel. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Clift sessions: Hip-hop record producer AraabMUZIK appears in a free pre-Coachella appearance sponsored by IMSOUND Records and the Clift Hotel.

Who’s in town

Blues singer and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. performs at the Great American Music Hall. [8:30 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Lectures

Adam Lashinsky:
The author of “Inside Apple” talks about the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that have enabled the computer giant to churn out hit after hit. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Bruce R. Conklin: The UC San Francisco medical professor and researcher explains the past, present and future of stem-cell science. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 50 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

‘Corporate Personhood’: The discussion, presented by Shaping San Francisco, looks at the expansion of corporate legal rights that has been occurring since the late 19th century. [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Global economics: Reuven Glick, a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, discusses how global economic shifts affect the U.S. economic outlook. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Literary events

Susan Casslan:
The author and nurse talks about “Conversations With Richard Purcell: The Adventures and Reflections of a San Francisco Renegade Priest.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Jenny Martinez: The Stanford law professor discusses “The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

‘Radical Directing’:
The lecture series kicks off with a talk by Shari Frilot, curator of the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Technology career night: The networking event features information on IT- and project-management career paths. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Golden Gate University, Room 6208, 536 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: careers@ggu.edu]

Social Media Week: San Francisco State University’s Downtown Campus is serving as a hub for Social Media Week events. Today’s conferences look at social media’s role in politics, activism and empowerment. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 835 Market St., S.F.; www.sfsu.edu]

At the public library

Black History Month:
Members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland discuss the history of their craft and lead a crafting activity. Session is for ages 7 to 12. [4 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Local activities

Clift sessions: Hip-hop record producer AraabMUZIK appears in a free pre-Coachella appearance sponsored by IMSOUND Records and the Clift Hotel. [9 p.m., Redwood Room, Clift Hotel, 495 Geary St., S.F.; RSVP required: www.morganshotelgroup.com/rsvp/clift-sessions.html]

SF Beer Week: “The Three Ring Circus: A Brewers Dinner & Sideshow” is a carnival of craft brew, fine food and circus performances. [6 p.m., Elks Lodge No. 3, 450 Post St., No. 3, S.F.]

AIDS quilt: Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt can be viewed through Feb. 20 at five locations in the Castro neighborhood. The exhibit is the largest San Francisco showing of the quilt since 1999. [Details: www.aidsquilt.org]

String ensemble: The Luna Nova Quartet, a string ensemble featuring founder Ben Brussell on mandolin, performs a concert. The group’s music ranges from the Baroque to Americana. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary St., S.F.]

Dining out

54 Mint:
Chef Adam Weisell creates Italian cuisine. Pasta dishes include trenette al limon. Recommended entree: agnello brodettato (lamb in rosemary, lemon and pecorino Romano with fried artichokes). [6 Mint Plaza, S.F.; (415) 543-5100]

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