Thursday San Francisco events include FBI's Robert Mueller at Commonwealth Club 

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Who's in town
FBI director Robert Mueller discusses how threats are evolving in the national-security priority areas of counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber-security, and how the Bureau must adapt to defeat these threats. [Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.; main-room seating is sold out; tickets may be available for screening-room seating (12:30 p.m.); www.commonwealthclub.org]


Lectures

Nada Prouty: The former FBI and CIA agent discusses how anti-Arab sentiment and a rush to judgment may have cost her both her livelihood and her American identity. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Chinese culture: The discussion looks at the revival of traditional Chinese culture, its impact in California, and the performances of Shen Yun. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: rsvp@calhist.org]

Solar power: Dan Shugar of Solaria and Tom Dinwoodie of SunPower discuss the state of solar power in California, and what China’s impact on solar markets means for the United States. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Food scene: The discussion, presented by The Bay Citizen and Booksmith, explores the explosion of Bay Area food activity outside the traditional restaurant. [7 p.m., Madrone Studios, 1417 15th St., S.F.]

Small-business workshop: Security expert Neal O’Farrell discusses why hackers are targeting small businesses and how you can protect yourself. [4 p.m., HUB Soma, 901 Mission St., Suite 105, S.F.; RSVP: michelle@urbansolutionssf.org]

Literary events
Trina Robbins: The cartoonist, writer and historian discusses “Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury.” [7 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Immigrant stories: Students featured in “Things I’ll Never Say,” recently published in the Harvard Educational Review, share their stories of growing up undocumented in the United States. [6:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


Inspired leadership
Flyaway Productions — a dance company that explores the range and power of female physicality — presents its “10 Women Campaign,” honoring 10 leaders in business, politics, activism and the arts. The evening includes a performance and a ceremony. [6:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Local activities
Art-making night: The San Francisco Center for the Book hosts a “Third Thursdays Open House.” Artist Courtney Cerruti leads an “artist trading cards” activity. [6 to 8 p.m., 300 De Haro St., S.F.]

Performance and film: The Campo Santo performance project “Block by Block” (7 p.m.) and the Kevin Epps short documentary “Fam Bam” (6:30 and 7:10 p.m.) world-premiere at the de Young Museum. [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Dining out
Tangerine: Chef Sean Pattansuvoranun’s dinner special is stewed shitake chicken with port wine. Slow-cooked free-range chicken breast is married with port wine and soy sauce and served with baked baby potatoes. “This is a delicious way to warm the tummy and taste buds during the rainy season,” says co-owner Peter Goss. [16th and Sanchez streets, S.F.; (415) 626-1700]

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