February 10: Augustines play the Independent in SF

Courtesy photoThe indie-rock band Augustines performs material from the group's new

Who's in town

Attorney Thomas C. Goldstein, instructor of Supreme Court litigation at Harvard Law School, discusses the current Supreme Court. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.; 6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Global town hall: World Affairs Council's International Forum holds its February discussion. “Charities: How Can We Really Help?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Margot Adler: The NPR reporter and author of “Vampires Are Us” explores why vampires are so popular in movies and TV shows. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Michael Anderson: The associate professor of classics at San Francisco State University gives a presentation on the ancient city of Pompeii at tonight's edition of “Monday Night Philosophy.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Tech talk: “Love? There's an App for That” is the theme of a discussion hosted by the Bold Italic and General Assembly. Speakers include Delightful co-founder Chris Ling. [6 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.; www.thebolditalic.com]

Literary events

Left Coast Writers: Book party celebrates “Undercover Love: Lust, Literature, and Lingerie.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Book group: The Not Your Mother's Actual Book Club (for ages 14 and up) discusses “The Elemental Trilogy: The Burning Sky,” by Sherry Thomas. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Symphony musicians: Members of the San Francisco Symphony perform a concert of chamber music. [Noon, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Film screening: “Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola's drama about a faded actor and a neglected young woman who form a bond after crossing paths in Tokyo, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [10 a.m. to noon, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Rock band: The indie-rock band Augustines performs material from the group's new, self-titled album. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Earplay ensemble performs a concert of music by living composers Ann Callaway, Tamar Diesendruck, Daniel Reiter, David Schiff and George Crumb. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Stand-up memoir: Comedian Brian Schiller presents “How I Lost My Virginity At 29 & Other Embarrassing Tales,” his hourlong stand-up memoir dedicated to his family. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

Valentine cabaret: The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco presents its 11th annual “Love Bites Cabaret,” an evening of valentine-themed tunes and fun in an intimate piano-bar setting. [7:30 p.m., Martuni's, 4 Valencia St., S.F.]

Indie cinema: The 2014 San Francisco Independent Film Festival runs through Feb. 20. Today's films include “A Will for the Woods,” a documentary about a “green” burial. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; www.sfindie.com]

Dining out

Southpaw BBQ and Southern Cooking: The smoked pulled goat is recommended today. It is served with salsa verde, house pickles and fry bread. Another highlight is the beef “dinosaur” bone — a smoked vertical-cut short rib with house dry rub. [2170 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 934-9300]

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