Google celebrates International Women’s Day with a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge 

Who’s in town

Klaus Scharioth
, ambassador of Germany to the United States, discusses the values and interests shared by the two countries and how we can build on our common concerns to solve global problems. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Female architects:
Inge Horton, author of “Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area,” talks about the unsung contemporaries of Julia Morgan. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Andrew Lam:
The Vietnam-born author shares his insights into the cultural consequences of immigration from Asia to the West. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Local cemeteries:
Caretaker and unofficial historian Emmitt Watson gives a presentation on the Columbarium and other local sites for the dearly departed. [7:30 p.m., Neptune Society Columbarium, 1 Lorraine Court, S.F.; www.sfhistory.org]

Black Rock City: SPUR’s Young Urbanists host a forum with Steven T. Jones, Bay Guardian city editor and author of “The Tribes of Burning Man.” [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.; register: www.spur.org]

Human evolution: Anthropologist Zeray Alemseged discusses discoveries made about the use of tools by the Selam and Lucy species. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (800) 794-7576]

Literary events

Thinkers on the left:
Broadcaster Sasha Lilley talks about “Capital and Its Discontents.” Andrej Grubacic, featured in the book, joins her. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Julian Gough: The Ireland-raised, Berlin-based writer (“Jude: Level 1”) appears in a reading and conversation presented by the Crossroads Irish-American Festival. [7 p.m., United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave., S.F.]

Angela Balcita: The Baltimore-based nonfiction writer talks about “Moonface,” a memoir. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Female poets:
Women’s History Month program features a poetry reading by women of color. [7 to 9 p.m., SFSU, Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 116, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Healthier living:
Workshop is for people concerned about diabetes, arthritis, heart problems and other chronic conditions. [12:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 452-5839 or sdglazer@ccsf.edu]

Radar Reading: Program, hosted by Michelle Tea, features emerging and underground authors. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

String quartet and clarinet:
The Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet and German composer-clarinetist Jorg Widmann perform works by Widmann, Stravinsky, Haydn and Brahms. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Food talks: “Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde” — a series of food monologues — premieres. Guests include chef Andrea Froncillo and comic-cartoonist Michael Capozzola. [7:30 p.m., Rrazz Room, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Bridge walk: Google celebrates International Women’s Day with a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and festivities. Speakers, entertainment and food are on the slate. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crissy Field, S.F.; www.google.com/iwd2011]

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