Wesla Whitfield brings movie songs to The City 

click to enlarge Cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield leads an all-star cast in “At the Movies,” a benefit concert and exhibition-opening celebration at the Museum of Performance and Design. (Courtesy photo) - CABARET SINGER WESLA WHITFIELD LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST IN “AT THE MOVIES,” A BENEFIT CONCERT AND EXHIBITION-OPENING CELEBRATION AT THE MUSEUM OF PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • Cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield leads an all-star cast in “At the Movies,” a benefit concert and exhibition-opening celebration at the Museum of Performance and Design. (Courtesy photo)
  • Cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield leads an all-star cast in “At the Movies,” a benefit concert and exhibition-opening celebration at the Museum of Performance and Design. (Courtesy photo)

Who's in town

Mark Bowden: The Vanity Fair magazine contributing editor and author of “Black Hawk Down” and “Worm” talks about the Conficker computer “worm.” His lecture looks at the struggle between the brilliant hackers bent on defeating the virus and those who exploit the Internet. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Gayle Geary: The founder of San Francisco Village discusses how villages grassroots, membership organizations are redefining our ideas on aging. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

War-crimes trials: Filmmaker and actor Germano Maccioni joins Rabbi Menachem Creditor and UC Berkeley scholars to discuss Italy’s war-crimes trials. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Medical decisions: New Yorker writer Jerome Groopman and Harvard educator Pamela Hartzband explain how to navigate a sea of confusion and make the best medical decisions. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

‘School Food 101’: Speakers give an overview of San Francisco’s school-meals program and explain why the issue concerns everyone. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

 

Literary events

Nina Sankovitch: The avid reader and author of “Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading” talks about her book. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Book-release party: Late-night event celebrates the release of Haruki Murakami’s new novel, “1Q84.” [9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Poetry celebration: Philip and Dylan Hackett present their Fall Poetry Festival, featuring poets, musicians and painters. [7 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

 

Local activities

Movie songs: Cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield leads an all-star cast in “At the Movies,” a benefit concert and exhibition-opening celebration at the Museum of Performance and Design. [7 p.m., Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

‘Senior prom’: Village Project and the Bayview YMCA host “A Senior Moment, Dancing Down Memory Lane,” a night featuring music, dancing, awards, and a reception. [6 p.m., Jazz Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]
 

Literary theater: Word for Word presents a staged reading of stories from Siobhan Fallon’s “You Know When the Men Are Gone,” a window into the world of families whose men are deployed. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

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