Good Day for Monday, Nov. 23 2009

Who’s in town

Alejandro Zaera-Polo — co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects, which is recognized as one of the most creative design firms in the world — speaks at the California College of the Arts. [7 p.m., 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Lectures

Richard Jones: The International Energy Agency deputy executive director discusses recent energy demand and supply projections, and their implications for the environment. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

India ties: A panel discusses how India’s rising economic influence will affect life in the Bay Area. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ann Seymour: The journalist talks about “I’ve Always Loved You.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Lierre Keith: The writer and activist talks about “The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Politics and Sustainability.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

MFA show: Exhibit features illustrations by Jennifer Keller and Scott Cooper, focusing primarily on children’s book illustrations. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 688 Gallery, Academy of Art University, 688 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Jonah Raskin: The author (“Field Days”) talks about his farm- and food-related experiences, and about Thanksgivings past and present. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Thomas Johnson: The director of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Program for Culture and Conflict Studies discusses policies related to U.S.-Afghanistan relations. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Public Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Local activities

Jug bands: Devine’s Jug Band and Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Jug Band perform at Cafe Du Nord. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Photo exhibition: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents “Picturing Modernity,” an exhibit containing highlights from the museum’s photography collection. [11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Ice rink: The Holiday Ice Rink has opened at the Embarcadero Center. Skaters can enjoy it through Jan. 3. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to 4 Embarcadero Center and across from the Ferry Building, S.F.]

Dining out

Americano: Chef Paul Arenstam’s menu features California cuisine with rustic Italian influences. Entrees include risotto with prosciutto, Meyer lemon, pistachio and crescenza cheese; Roman-style oxtails, “coda alla vaccinara,” with new potatoes, pine nuts and lemon; and whole tai snapper, pan fried with salsa verde. Soups, salads, antipasti and pizzas also are available. [8 Mission St., S.F., (415) 278-3777]
 

Just Posted

Drivers looking for a shortcut to get steered off Page Street

Drivers be warned: If you’re looking to circumvent Oak Street traffic to… Continue reading

Muni aims to end operator shortage by summer 2021

Director of Transit warns that further service improvements may not be possible until then

Man fatally stabbed during fight on BART train in Hayward

A man in his 40s was fatally stabbed in a fight on… Continue reading

ADUs for me and you

Whether you agree with Bernie Sanders that Apple “helped create the housing… Continue reading

Battle brews within SF police union over leadership style

Gary Delagnes-endorsed candidate to challenge Tony Montoya for presidency

Most Read