Trio di Clarone plays the Herbst Theatre 

click to enlarge Clarinet trio: Trio di Clarone, a clarinet trio featuring Sabine Meyer, performs a program of chamber music by Mozart, Poulenc, Stravinsky, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Clarinet trio: Trio di Clarone, a clarinet trio featuring Sabine Meyer, performs a program of chamber music by Mozart, Poulenc, Stravinsky, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach.

Who’s in town

Fiction writer, memoirist and culture critic Edmund White reads from his latest novel, “Jack Holmes and His Friend.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Lectures

Robert Reich:
The former U.S. secretary of labor and current UC Berkeley professor lays out his thoughts on the current administration and the nation’s economy. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

David Zetland: The water economist discusses how we can manage our most precious resource in the 21st century and what we can learn from past mistakes. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Literary events

Rudolph Herzog:
The filmmaker and author talks about “Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler’s Germany.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

June Chen: The local author talks about “Seeing the Light,” a novel. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

Book talk: Humanities West presents a discussion of Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” with one eye on the Jungian archetypes on display in this Russian classic. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


At the colleges

Gene Youngblood:
The theorist of media arts, politics and the history of alternative cinemas discusses what is at stake in the epic struggle for control of the Internet. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Cass Calder Smith: The locally based architect and interior designer discusses his work. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Richard Egarr:
The British keyboardist gives a harpsichord performance of Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I.” [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford]

Richard Rhodes: The Pulitzer Prize winning author discusses “Hedy’s Folly.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: rsvp@milibrary.org or (415) 393-0100]


At the public library

Black History Month:
Musician and teacher Carl Winters shares his knowledge of the kalimba, the African thumb piano, in this program for kids of all ages. [5:30 p.m., Bayview Branch, 1601 Lane St., S.F.]

‘Creative Reuse’ class
: Participants can learn to turn discarded “junk” into works of art during this session for ages 12 to 19. [4 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]


City

Clarinet trio:
Trio di Clarone, a clarinet trio featuring Sabine Meyer, performs a program of chamber music by Mozart, Poulenc, Stravinsky, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary theater:
The Word for Word literary theater company presents “Food Stories” — tales of food, appetite and pleasure from authors T.C. Boyle and Alice McDermott. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Career coaching: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Forum, a panel-conducted discussion open to anyone experiencing job-finding problems. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 235 Montgomery St., 12th floor, S.F.]

 

Dining out

Zare at Fly Trap: Chef-owner Hoss Zare recommends a Persian lamb dish featuring a personal twist or two. It includes braised lamb neck with abgoosht (a sauce containing turmeric, lime and lamb jus) and roasted lamb chop with fesenjoon (pomegranate-walnut reduction). Additional ingredients include torshi (Persian pickled vegetables). Next week: head-to-tail goat with gheymeh stew. [606 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 243-0580]

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