The Del Sol Quartet presents ‘Incan Insights’ at Intersection for the Arts 

click to enlarge Cultural concert: The Del Sol Quartet presents “Incan Insights,” a concert featuring a new work for string quartet and Andean instruments by composer Gabriela Lena Frank. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Cultural concert: The Del Sol Quartet presents “Incan Insights,” a concert featuring a new work for string quartet and Andean instruments by composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

Who’s in town

Sweden-born, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson performs selections from her new album, “Street Parade.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Gary Karp:
The internationally recognized voice for what he terms the “modern disability” experience discusses thriving beyond trauma and adjusting to acquired disabilities. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Richard Misrach: The influential photographer, whose recent projects include the series “Oakland Fire,” discusses his work. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Anne Willan:
The food writer and culinary educator explores the origin of the modern cookbook. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Innovation Power’:
Speakers discuss fast-moving startup enterprises that are forging ahead with innovations on the supply-and-demand side of energy production and delivery. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Thomas Berger: The astrophysicist gives a talk titled “New Views of Solar Coronal Mass Ejections: Understanding the Origins of Space Weather.” [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 379-8000]

‘Science Literacy’:
Basic science applied to current environmental issues and concerns is the focus of this five-Monday course with the University of the Commons. It starts today. [5:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Chris Cosentino:
The San Francisco chef talks about “Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Justin Halpern: The Twitter-feed author and TV writer talks about “I Suck at Girls.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

String ensemble:
The Stanford string trio Gruppo del Lupo performs works by Mozart and Schumann, joined by San Francisco Symphony violinist Chen Zhao. [8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

At the public library

Global Lens Film Series:
The program features a screening of the Albanian drama “Amnesty,” directed by Bujar Alimani. [3:45 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Book discussion: The Mission Branch Book Club discusses Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.” [6:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-2800]

Local activities

Cultural concert:
The Del Sol Quartet presents “Incan Insights,” a concert featuring a new work for string quartet and Andean instruments by composer Gabriela Lena Frank. [7 p.m., Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., S.F.]

Robo-clowning: Picklewater Clown Cabaret presents “Robot’s Revenge,” a circus-arts variety show with a theme of sad robots and evil geniuses. Performers include Circus Finelli. [7 and 9 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

Mail bonding:
The Rumpus presents “Letters in the Mail,” a celebration of written correspondence. Guests include poet Ariana Reines, artist MariNaomi and comic Nato Green. [6:30 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Dining out

Seasons Bar and Lounge:
Burgers are featured on Mondays. The menu includes a chargrilled sirloin burger, a duck-fat burger, a BLT burger and an ahi tuna burger. [Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F.; (415) 633-3000]

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