ZOFO Duet performs works by Ravel, Brahms and Harold Shapero

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Who’s in town

Garrison Keillor — author of the “Lake Wobegone” novels, among other credits — takes the stage. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Patricia Wells: The food writer and teacher shares recipes that focus on tender greens. “Salad as a Meal” is her latest cookbook. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lucinda Childs:
The visiting dancer and choreographer appears in a conversation hosted by San Francisco choreographer Margaret Jenkins. [7 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., S.F.]

Jack Tillmany: The author of “Theatres of San Francisco” speaks at the San Francisco History Association’s April meeting. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Literary events

Joseph Lease: The poet reads from “Testify.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Annie Leonard: The author, filmmaker, and sustainability advocate discusses “The Story of Stuff.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Nina Simonds: The Chinese-cooking authority talks about “A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible, Health-Giving Recipes From Asian Kitchens.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Jeff Wing-yan Leung: The director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco, gives a talk titled “Hong Kong Today.” [5:45 p.m., USF, Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Getting published: Discussion centers on the process of bringing a manuscript to publication. Speakers include writer Frances Dinkelspiel. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 393-0111]

At the public library

LGBT literary awards: Lambda Literary Awards finalists read from their nominated work. The annual awards celebrate LGBT literature. [4:30 to 8 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Where the Beats were:</b> Bill Morgan, author of “Beat Atlas,” provides a cross-country journey featuring the Beat Generation’s favorite haunts. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Aging gracefully: “Art of Aging Gracefully,” a women’s resource fair, features speakers, info tables, health screenings, yoga and more. All are welcome. [9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Cartoon arts: The Cartoon Art Museum presents “From Bloom County to Mars: The Art of Berkeley Breathed,” a retrospective exhibition covering the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist’s career. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Piano duo: ZOFO Duet (pianists Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann) performs works by Ravel, Brahms and Harold Shapero. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

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