Shen Wei Dance Arts bringing the arts to life with multimedia installation

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Shen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided
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Who’s in town

  • Author Nancy Kricorian discusses her new novel, “All the Light There Was.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Lectures

  • ‘Design Thinking’: Yves Behar, of fuseproject, and Tim Brown, of IDEO, discuss how design has infiltrated how people think, collaborate and tackle life’s problems. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Cannabis business: The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District hosts a forum on the intersection of politics, business, law enforcement and counterculture relating to the business of cannabis.[6:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: info@ybcbd.org]
  • Jean DeMouthe: The California Academy of Sciences geologist explores local geologic history, from the Mesozoic era to the present. Subjects include rocks and fossils. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Literary events

  • Amity Gaige: The novelist reads from “Schroder.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]
  • Underground comics: Author-editor Jay Kinney and artist Paul Mavrides present “Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]
  • Trebor Healey: The novelist and poet discusses “A Horse Called Sorrow,” in conversation with Mark Abramson. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]
  • Emily Rapp: The memoirist talks about “Still Point of the Turning World: A Mother’s Story.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Immigration forum: Immigration justice experts discuss immigration reform and critical issues for immigrant communities.[2 to 5:30 p.m., Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Ukulele session: The jam session is open to all ages and skill levels. Bring your own instrument or register to use a library uke. [5 p.m., Portola Branch, 380 Bacon St.,S.F.]
  • Great Teen Book Swap: Teens receive free books with the understanding that they will give the library a bookmark review by the end of the month. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Dance installation

  • Shen Wei Dance Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “Undivided Divided,” a dancer-inhabited, audience-enveloping multimedia installation. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Disposable Film Festival: Short films made on cellphones and other inexpensive devices have the spotlight at the event, a celebration of the artistic potential of nonprofessional cinema. Screenings, panels, workshops and a competitive shorts program are on the bill. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.] 
  • Reggae band: The roots-reggae band Midnite, hailing from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, performs. “Free Indeed” is the group’s latest album. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]
  • Garden show: The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, featuring gardens, a plant mart, seminars and chefs, continues today through Sunday. [10 a.m. to7 p.m., San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]
  • Central Kitchen: The mushrooms with parsnip, crackling and Red Hawk cheese are recommended today. Also look for the asparagus and avocado with sesame, puffed wild rice and river horseradish. [3000 20th St., S.F.; (415) 826-7004]

Film

  • Palestinian drama: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival screens “Habibi,” a 2011 film directed by Susan Youssef.Based on an ancient Sufi parable, it centers on two university students who share a forbidden love. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Party

  • Joys in the ‘hood: The California Academy of Sciences hosts “Bold Local NightLife,” a celebration of San Francisco’s micro-neighborhoods. Local merchants, artists and others take part. [6 to 10 p.m., 50 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary

  • Andrew Lam: The journalist talks about “Birds of Paradise Lost,” a fiction collection. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 393-0100]

Business

  • Carly Fiorina: The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard speaks on “Our Financial Future and the Next Tech Revolution” in a presentation sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. [7 p.m., Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

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