France’s Le Khloros Concert presents chamber music by Odile Perceau 

click to enlarge French music: France’s Le Khloros Concert presents chamber music by Odile Perceau, featuring the Quatuor de Bordeaux at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo) - FRENCH MUSIC: FRANCE’S LE KHLOROS CONCERT PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC BY ODILE PERCEAU, FEATURING THE QUATUOR DE BORDEAUX AT THE HERBST THEATRE. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • French music: France’s Le Khloros Concert presents chamber music by Odile Perceau, featuring the Quatuor de Bordeaux at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)
  • French music: France’s Le Khloros Concert presents chamber music by Odile Perceau, featuring the Quatuor de Bordeaux at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Who’s in town

Pop and country singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Lectures

Streetcar extension:
Speakers discuss the proposed extension of Muni’s F-line streetcar to Fort Mason. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Speak to Me series:
Deborah Collins Stephens, Michealene Cristini Risley, Jackie Speier and Jan Yanehiro, authors of “This Is Not the Life I Ordered,” share stories. [6:30 p.m., Conference Center, Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Iran experiences: Filmmaker Justine Shapiro and producer Marjaneh Moghimi discuss and show excerpts from the film “Our Summer in Tehran.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Chris Dixon:
The journalist talks about “Ghost Wave.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Jennifer Arnold:
The writer and service-dog trainer talks about “In a Dog’s Heart.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Clark Blaise: The locally based writer talks about “The Meagre Tarmac,” a story collection. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Stephen Mitchell: The translator talks about Homer’s “The Iliad.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Kathy Sloane: The photographer celebrates the release of “Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Barbara A. Garcia:
San Francisco’s director of health discusses the state of public health in the Bay Area. [5 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain Campus, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 422-6681 or tai@usfca.edu]

Music: Acclaimed chamber performers the Sphinx Virtuosi and Catalyst Quartet — fresh from Carnegie Hall — open the Stanford Lively Arts season. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University]

At the public library

Latin music:
“Jazz, Cuban Music, and the Latin Music Craze” is the theme of a program featuring speakers from SFJazz. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Vendela Vida: The novelist talks about “The Lovers.” [7:30 p.m., Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont]

Local activities

Opera singer:
Soprano Leah Crocetto performs art songs and torch songs. The program is part of San Francisco Performances’ Salons at the Rex series. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Haitian dance: The Afoutayi Dance Company, specializing in Haitian dance, performs in Union Square. [12:30 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

French music: France’s Le Khloros Concert presents chamber music by Odile Perceau, featuring the Quatuor de Bordeaux. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; reservations: (415) 616-4910 or intern@facs-sf.org]

Dining out

Amber India Restaurant:
Chef Kurti Pant cooks modern Indian cuisne with a San Francisco touch, and the butter chicken on the menu is a favorite. The dish contains shredded tandoori chicken and a rich tomato sauce. Vegetarian options include Jaipuri bhindi — okra slivers with fennel seeds, tomato, and dried mango. [25 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.; (415) 777-0500]

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