Who’s in townAlternative-rock and noir-pop singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs at Café Du Nord. [7:30 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townIranian-born journalist, filmmaker and Farsi poet Roya Hakakian discusses upheaval in Iran, foreign policy and her book “Assassins of the Turquoise Palace.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]LecturesRetirement planning: Mellody Hobson of ABC-TV and Paul Schott Stevens of Investment Company Institute discuss financial aspects of the future of retirement planning. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Police did not have to search very hard for these suspects.
After a vicious bar brawl in the Mission district early Wednesday, both the suspects and victims were treated at San Francisco General Hospital, police said. Not long after the victims were admitted, police said, two men believed to be responsible for the attack arrived at the same hospital via a taxicab seeking treatment for their own injuries. Read More
Who’s in townAlternative-rock singer Amanda Palmer and her band, the Grand Theft Orchestra, appear to promote their new album, “Theatre Is Evil.” [8 p.m., the Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]LecturesRobert Kaplan: The author of “The Revenge of Geography” discusses what we possibly can learn about coming conflicts by examining them through geography. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.; RSVP: www.worldaffairs.org] Read More
A San Francisco man is recovering after reporting the first human case of West Nile virus contracted locally in seven years, health officials said.
The unidentified man, who was recovering at home, had not traveled outside the Bay Area recently, according to a statement from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The department said there is no way to know if the man was infected within San Francisco or a surrounding county. Read More
Who’s in townAmericana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, known for his Oscar- and Grammy-winning work with T-Bone Burnett on the film “Crazy Heart,” performs a concert. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]Lectures‘70 Years On’: Speakers discuss the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and successful legal challenges to it. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
One player who could shake the 49ers out of their lackluster performance on Sunday in Minnesota is wide receiver Randy Moss. Moss returned to the place he started and caught three passes for 27 yards as the 49ers targeted him early with six passes thrown his way.
But Moss could have been far more productive. Twice, quarterback Alex Smith threw high to him, including one time at the goal line. If Smith makes a better throw, Moss easily would have scored his second touchdown of the season. Read More
Who’s in townHip-hop artist, music producer and Haitian politician Wyclef Jean appears to talk about his memoir “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story” in a City Arts and Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]LecturesBarb Stuckey: The food industry professional discusses her book “Taste What You’re Missing,” which addresses how biology, the brain and genetics make every person’s sense of taste unique. [2 p.m., Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City] Read More
A San Francisco police officer shot and wounded a suspected gang member Thursday night after the man pulled a gun on two officers in the Mission district, police said.
The man was described as suffering from injuries that were not considered life-threatening and was at San Francisco General Hospital under arrest, SFPD spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More
Who’s in townFormer New York Times reporter Daniel Simpson talks about “A Rough Guide to the Dark Side,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]Lectures‘Spotlight on Iran’: The series presents a talk on U.S. policy regarding Iran. Former U.S. ambassadors William Luers and Frank Wisner and retired Adm. Eric Olson speak. [6:30 p.m., Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F.; RSVP: www.worldaffairs.org] Read More
Who’s in townComedian and actor Dov Davidoff, seen on E! Network’s “Chelsea Lately” and NBC’s “Raines,” kicks off a string of comedy shows at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]LecturesRichard Schmierer: The U.S. Department of State deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy discusses the situation in Syria and U.S. policy on Syria. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townMark Bittman, New York Times food writer and author of the “How to Cook Everything” series, is interviewed onstage by 7x7 alumna Jessica Battilana. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]LecturesHedrick Smith: The PBS producer and former New York Times reporter discusses the decline and the future of the American dream. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townBlues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]LecturesKira Z. Reginato: The elder-care manager and radio host describes how using an elder-care manager can save family caregivers time and money and prevent missteps. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in town
Randy Cohen, the New York Times Magazine’s original “ethicist,” explores what guides choices when people are faced with everyday moral decisions. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]
Peter Gleick: The Pacific Institute co-founder discusses the global water crisis and offers suggestions for moving to a more equitable and sustainable future. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
The introduction of the Houston Astros to the American League West and interleague home games against three of baseball’s most storied franchises — the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds — highlight the 2013 A’s schedule, which was announced Wednesday.
The A’s and manager Bob Melvin will open their season for the fourth straight year against the Seattle Mariners at the Coliseum on April 1. Oakland wastes no time in getting to know the Astros, as it will hit the road for a three-game series starting April 5. Read More