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]

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

From auto burglaries to homicides, crime fell in San Francisco in 2019

In the face of national scrutiny over street conditions in San Francisco,… Continue reading

Chinese coronavirus outbreak has reached the U.S.

The patient, who recently traveled to the outbreak’s epicenter, was hospitalized last week with pneumonia-like symptoms.

BART to vote this week on Market Street station canopy project

Shelters for station entrances expected to reduce escalator breakdowns

Thin margin in SF police union election triggers runoff

Police in San Francisco are deeply divided over who should be the… Continue reading

Deal reached to purchase home at center of Moms 4 Housing protest

Oakland Community Land Trust to buy property under agreement with investment firm

Most Read