Trio M to perform at Yoshi's Monday 

Jazz group: Trio M — a jazz ensemble featuring pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson — performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Person in town
Margaret Hamburg:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Commonwealth Club. [12:30 p.m., 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures
Erick Young:
The SOFIA Science Center science mission operations director gives a talk titled “Astronomy From the Stratosphere.” [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (800) 794-7576]

Beatles expert: Composer and producer Scott Freiman presents “Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing the Beatles’ ‘White Album,’” a multimedia journey into the recording studio. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Literary
Deborah Schneider:
The attorney talks about “Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During, and After Law School.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Poetry night: Philip Hackett’s weekly poetry evenings include readings by featured poets and open-mic sessions. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Colleges
Judith Barrington:
The poet, memoirist, librettist and LGBT activist reads from “Lifesaving: A Memoir” and other work. [11:30 a.m., Clayman Institute, Serra House, Stanford University, 589 Capistrano Way, Stanford]

String competition: Viola, cello and bass finalists vie in the Lower Strings Concerto Competition Finals. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Master of Public Health program: USF hosts a meeting for those who are interested in being public-health leaders and practitioners. [4 p.m., Lone Mountain campus, Room 203, USF, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.; RSVP: tai@usfca.edu]

Make a valentine: Participants in this workshop can make a Valentine’s Day card for a loved one. Supplies are provided. [11:30 a.m., Millberry Union Event and Meeting Center, UCSF, 500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Public libraries
Black History Month:
Event features a conversation between broadcast journalist, author and activist
JR Valrey and urban fiction author Fleetwood. [5:30 p.m., Bayview Branch, 1601 Lane St., S.F.]

‘First Monday Movies’: “Grand Hotel” from 1933 — directed by Edmund Goulding and featuring Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and Wallace Beery — is February’s featured film. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]


Local activities
Chamber music:
The Earplay ensemble presents a program of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music. Featured composers include Morton Feldman, Alex Hills and Chen Yi. [6:45 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

New play: The Magic Theatre’s Virgin Play Series presents a reading of an in-progress script of Octavio Solis’ “Sunset.” A talk with the playwright and the director follows. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Music and dance: Sound Is the Movement series crosses musical concert with dance. Collaborating artists include dancer Iona Kewney and musician Joseph Quimby. [8 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

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