Giants' Larry Baer talks philanthropy, Thee Oh Sees at Brick and Mortar and other San Francisco events

Courtesy PhotoThee Oh Sees

Courtesy PhotoThee Oh Sees

San Francisco events for April 29, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Austrian pianist Till Fellner appears in concert performing works by Haydn, Mozart, Bach and Schumann. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran: The Washington Post correspondent discusses the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the future of democracy in the Middle East. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • Marvin Odum: The president of Shell Oil Co. discusses how innovation, technology and policy can work together toward a clean and prosperous economy. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Science course: University of the Commons presents the first session of “Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment,” a four-Monday “science literary” course. [5:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.;]

Literary events

  • Adam Grant: The business professor and researcher discusses “Give and Take.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Book group: The Hands On Bay Area Book Club discusses “White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

  • Larry Baer: The president and CEO of the Giants speaks about the team’s community connections and philanthropic work. [11 a.m., McLaren Conference Center, Room 251, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]
  • Master class: Sandra Miller, who specializes in the Baroque flute, conducts a master class with flute students. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]
  • Gary Kurutz: The emeritus curator at the California State Library talks about 19th-century public figure and land developer Adolph Sutro. [1 p.m., Sutro Library, fifth floor, J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU, 1630 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Jon Klassen: The children’s book creators discuss “The Dark.” [4:30 p.m., Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame]
  • Russian folk music: Folksinger Jonnie Pekelny performs Russian folk music, accompanied by Toku Woo on guitar. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave. S.F.]

Indie band

  • Thee Oh Sees, singer-songwriter John Dwyer’s pop-folk psychedelic band, perform at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Floating Coffin” is the group’s new album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Benefit luncheon: Mills-Peninsula’s Women’s Center hosts its Women’s Health Luncheon and Lecture. Author Anna Quindlen speaks. [11 a.m., San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame; (650) 696-5908]
  • Live session: Comedian Nato Green hosts “The Nato Sessions,” a series of conversations and live podcast recordings with “famous smart people.” Today’s guest: author Helene Wecker. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]
  • Country rock: The Southern-rock and country band Blackberry Smoke performs at the Fillmore. “Southern Ground” is the group’s most recent album. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]
  • Roy’s: Hawaiian fusion cuisine is at this South of Market restaurant. The Hawaiian-style misoyaki butterfish with sizzling soy vinaigrette is recommended today. It’s a signature dish. [575 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 777-0277]

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