Good Day Dec. 1, 2009

Kasa Indian Eatery: Chef Anamika Khanna serves kati rolls (a flaky, buttery roti wrapped around a chosen dish). Or diners can choose thali (a home-style combination plate). Highlighted today is the rotating vegetarian special (a tasty “surprise” is promised). Recent vegetarian specials include saag paneer (spinach with Indian cheese) and gobi aloo (cauliflower and potatoes). [4001 18th St., S.F.; (415) 621-6940]

PERSON IN TOWN

Classical pianist Angela Hewitt, who is renowned for her Bach performances, appears in concert. The program includes works by Bach and Schumann. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LECTURES

World AIDS Day: Jose M. Zuniga, president of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, discusses the latest advancements in the fight against AIDS. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘State of Pastry’: Confectionery virtuosos share secrets and discuss the art of dessert design in San Francisco. A tasting reception follows the talk. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LITERARY

Jeffrey Haas: The attorney and cofounder of the People’s Law Office talks about “The Assassination of Fred Hampton.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Poetry night: Poets Kim Addonizio (“Lucifer at the Starlite”) and Cheryl Dumesnil (“In Praise of Falling”) read from their work. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

COLLEGES

World AIDS Day: AIDS symposium includes a keynote talk by Columbia University’s Ilan H. Meyer and a screening of the film “Life Before the Lifeboat.” [2 to 5 p.m., UCSF, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

World AIDS Day: Curator Adam Stoltzman and photographer Thomas McGovern present photographs illustrating the AIDS epidemic locally and globally. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Living Slow’: Author Douglas Gayeton talks about living and eating in the Italian countryside. A panel talk on the slow-food movement follows. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

CITY

Live album performance: Todd Rundgren kicks off his “A Wizard A True Star” tour in San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Amish art: “Amish Abstractions: Quilts From the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown,” an exhibit of boldly patterned quilts created in Amish communities, is on view at the de Young Museum. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Hot wheels: The 2009 International Auto Show continues. Major manufacturers showcase 2010 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., S.F.]
 

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