Shelby Lynne plays San Francisco 

click to enlarge Grammy-winning pop and country artist Shelby Lynne performs Tuesday at the Swedish American Music Hall. (Courtesy photo) - GRAMMY-WINNING POP AND COUNTRY ARTIST SHELBY LYNNE PERFORMS TUESDAY AT THE SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • Grammy-winning pop and country artist Shelby Lynne performs Tuesday at the Swedish American Music Hall. (Courtesy photo)
  • Grammy-winning pop and country artist Shelby Lynne performs Tuesday at the Swedish American Music Hall. (Courtesy photo)

Bay Area events for Tuesday:

 

WHO’S IN TOWN

Shazia Mirza, an award-winning comedian and columnist from England, performs at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

 

LECTURES

Robert Reich: The political economist and former U.S. labor secretary talks about the unevenness of wealth distribution in the nation and how this has affected the middle class. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Tomas Sedlacek: The Czech economist and former adviser to Vaclav Havel shows how economics is woven out of history, myth, religion and ethics. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Robert Frank: The economist discusses his theory of evolutionary economics and proposes changes in U.S. policies that would benefit the rich, poor and middle class alike. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

‘Saltworks and Beyond’: Speakers examine whether the proposal to build 12,000 homes on Cargill’s salt ponds in Redwood City is an example of smart growth, or just dirty development. [11:30 a.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Art and Social Change’: Speakers explore the capacity of art and whether art can change the world in this culture talk presented by the Bay Citizen and the Booksmith. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

 

LITERARY EVENTS

Wayne Hoffman: The novelist talks about “Sweet Like Sugar.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Feast of Words: Writer and foodie event presents its October edition. Composer-vocalist-writer Ron Ragin and performer-chef Amara Tabor-Smith are the special guests. [7 p.m., Somarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

 

DINING OUT

Mezes: Chef Nikos Maheras cooks Greek cuisine, and “Tuesday Night Bites” — the 12-bite meal ($35) is enough for two — are on the menu today. Selections include dolmas, zucchini cake, white beans in tomato sauce, spinach and cheese pie; seasoned grilled sausage, breaded fried calamari with garlic spread and marinated chicken or pork skewer. [2373 Chestnut St., S.F.; (415) 409-7111]

 

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Singer-songwriter: Grammy-winning pop and country artist Shelby Lynne performs at the Swedish American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Russian music: The Russian Chamber Orchestra performs works by Tchaikovsky and Borodin featuring violinist Alena Tsoi. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Local artists: The Filoli historic site presents “Small Gifts of Art,” an exhibit featuring more than 80 small works created by 36 artists from the Bay Area and Carmel. [10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 86 Canada Road, Woodside]

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