May 16: Sandra Bernhard and other San Francisco events 

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San Francisco events for May 16, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Comedian, actress, writer and singer Sandra Bernhard brings her tour to San Francisco. [9 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Frederick Kaufman: The journalism professor and Harper’s contributing editor discusses why good-tasting, inexpensive and healthy food isn’t available to everyone. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • John Gray: The author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” and co-author of “Work With Me” discusses “gender blind spots” that cause frustration at work. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Bookstore’s future: Modern Times Bookstore Collective hosts a town-hall meeting to discuss its future as a progressive community resource. Book lovers are encouraged to bring ideas and energy. [7 p.m., 2919 24th St., S.F.]
  • Joan Steinau Lester: The award-winning commentator, columnist and author discusses “Mama’s Child,” a novel. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • John Scalzi: The science-fiction writer shares “The Human Division.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]
  • Makini Howell: The chef discusses “Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle’s Plum Bistro.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Adam Lashinsky: The senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine reads from “Inside Apple.” [6 p.m., Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

  • Art book: Nancy Boas, author of “David Park: A Painter’s Life,” discusses the art of Park, a leader in the Bay Area figurative movement. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local favorite

  • R&B singer Goapele kicks off a four-day engagement in The City. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Local activites

  • Latin music: Anthony Blea y su Charanga perform in Jessie Square. The group’s music, featuring Blea on violin, combines traditional charanga instrumentation with a driving horn section. [6 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]
  • Spotlight on kids: StageWrite presents “Mutant Creatures and Unlikely Teachers,” a show in which professional actors perform short plays by fifth-graders inspired by art at the de Young Museum. [6:30 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]
  • Dance installation: Liss Fain Dance presents “The Water Is Clear and Still,” a performance installation that combines Fain’s choreography with short-story text by Jamaica Kincaid. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]
  • Restaurant Anzu: Signature dishes include honey- roasted Sonoma duck breast with turnip puree; sorrel-wrapped sea bass with grilled carrots and rutabaga; and cilantro-seared prawns. [Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.; (415) 394-1100]

Film

  • Afternoon movie: “Roger and Me” (1989), Michael Moore’s documentary about tough times in Flint, Mich., screens. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Concert flick: “Rockshow,” featuring Paul McCartney and Wings, taken from the 1975-76 tour “Wings Over America,” screens. The film contains about 30 songs by McCartney. “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Band on the Run” and “Venus and Mars”-“RockShow”-“Jet,” to name a few. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Science

  • Annalee Newitz: The science journalist discusses “Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 393-0100]

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