April Fool's Day fun, Kim Talon at Bottom of the Hill and other San Francisco events

Courtesy PhotoArt-rock and post-punk singer-songwriter Kim Talon

Courtesy PhotoArt-rock and post-punk singer-songwriter Kim Talon

San Francisco events for April 1, 2013.

Who’s in town
Art-rock and post-punk singer-songwriter Kim Talon, appearing as JAN, performs with her new girl band. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]
Global energy series: “The Energy Mix: The Outlook for the Next 30 Years” is today’s theme. Speakers include energy policy expert Amy Myers Jaffe. Chevron presents the series. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Exhibition tour: The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts a tour of the art exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel.” [11:30 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events
Jenny Lawson: The blogger and best-selling author talks about “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Word for Word: The literary theater’s “Off the Page” series stages a reading of Nathan Englander’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

At the colleges
Anu Bhagwati: The executive director and co-founder of Service Women’s Action Network discusses challenges faced by military women. [6:30 p.m., Fromm Hall, Room 110, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Chemistry lecture: Harvard University chemistry professor and nanoscientist Charles M. Lieber delivers the 2013 Stauffer lecture, “Whither Nanotechnology?” [4:15 p.m., Braun Lecture Hall, Stanford University,  333 Campus Drive, Stanford]

At the public library
First Monday Movies: “Night Nurse” (1931), directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell and Clark Gable, is the featured film. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Dance class
The Lindy Hop: Swing or Nothing classes teach how to dance the Lindy Hop. No partner is needed. [7 p.m. (beginners) and 8:30 p.m. (intermediate), Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.; www.swingornothing.com/mondays]
Japanese animation
“From Up on Poppy Hill,” an animated coming-of-age tale from Japanese filmmakers Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki, is playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 352-0835]
Local activities
Contemporary music: The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present “Hive,” a concert featuring numerous composition styles including classical, avant-garde and gamelan. [7:15 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Theatrical reading: Magic Theatre’s “Virgin Play” series presents a reading of “Madame Ho,” a new play by Eugenie Chan about a formidable Barbary Coast woman. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Circus show: Picklewater Clown Cabaret presents a circus-arts show benefiting Judy Finelli. Finelli, who has multiple sclerosis, is a longtime driving force in the local circus community. [8 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

April foolery: Marchers in silly costumes poke fun at big-money institutions in the St. Stupid’s Day Parade, presented by the First Church of the Last Laugh. [Noon; Embarcadero Plaza, foot of Market Street, S.F.; www.saintstupid.com]
Andalu: The shrimp “pil pil” — with garlic, tomato, sherry and a bit of red pepper — is recommended. It is served with grilled bread. Also look for the burrata and grilled-bread salad. [3198 16th St., S.F.; (415) 621-2211]

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