February 24: Will Champlin and other SF events 

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  • Grammy-winning pop and R&B artist Will Champlin, seen on “The Voice,” performs at the Chapel.
Who’s in town

Monaco’s Prince Albert II speaks in San Francisco. “The State of the Oceans in the Modern World” is the theme of his talk, which focuses on his commitment to the environment. [Noon, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Ian Haney-Lopez: The U.C. Berkeley law professor explains how a silent, often race-related “dog-whistle” language in politics has helped increase inequality in America. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Food and climate: Panel discusses the future of eating in an era of climate change. Speakers include “Meatonomics” author David Robinson Simon. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Digital privacy: A discussion with Lee Tien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation examines the challenge of improving the connectedness of our cities while also preserving personal privacy. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Matthew Bogdanos: The author, homicide investigator and colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve discusses the recovery of thousands of looted artifacts in wartime Iraq. [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.; www.longnow.org]

Two chefs: California-cuisine stars Michael Mina and Michael Chiarello discuss their passions and process. [6:30 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 950 Mason St., S.F.; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Literary events

Sea-themed literature: Bookstore pop-up event features books about the sea. Special guest: author-activist Rebecca Solnit. [7 p.m., Modern Appealing Clothing, 387 Grove St., S.F.]

Book discussion: The Hands On Bay Area Book Club discusses “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View, S.F.]

At the colleges

Documentary film: “Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story,” a documentary about a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by World War II, is the featured film. [5 p.m., University of S.F., Fromm Hall, Maier Room, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

‘Italy After Berlusconi’: Journalist Rachel Donadio discusses Italy’s unique democracy. [6 p.m., Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Film program: “Fruitvale Station” (2013), directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant, is the featured film. [2 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

Singer-songwriter

Grammy-winning pop and R&B artist Will Champlin, seen on “The Voice,” performs at the Chapel. [8 p.m., Valencia St., S.F.]

Local activities

String quartet: Music at Meyer concert series welcomes the award-winning Aeolus Quartet. Pianist Assaff Weisman appears with the string ensemble. [7:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Animated journey: “The Wind Rises,” Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s animated biodrama about aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, is playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 352-0835]

Suppenkuche: The wiener schnitzel — breaded and sauteed pork loin, served with roasted potatoes and green salad — is recommended. The meat loaf (with an egg inside), the bratwurst and the maultaschen (German ravioli) also are highlighted. [525 Laguna St., S.F.; (415) 252-9289]

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