Good Day for Sept. 21

Who’s in town

John Patitucci, Grammy-winning jazz bass player, performs at Yoshi’s. George Garzone and Marcus Gillmore round out his trio. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Alzheimer’s care: Senior care experts Jane Mahakian and Cathy Murphy discuss creating a plan and providing home services for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Costs of capitalism: Documentarian Annie Leonard, “No Impact Man” author Colin Beavan and Earth Economics Director David Batker explores the purpose of capitalist economies. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Literary night: Philip Hackett’s Poet’s Gallery welcomes Marc Kokinos, Riki Chen, Tony Bragano, Randi Webster and Jack Finn. [7 to 9 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
 
Fiction Book Club: Group discusses “Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game” by William Kennedy. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the colleges

Architecture lecture: Featuring Jenny Sabin, director of Philadelphia-based research and architectural design firm CabinStudio+. [7 to 9 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Job-seekers lab: Session is for those who need more computer time or help to create resumes, complete applications and perform other tasks. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Immigrant story: A single mother from the West Bank and her teenage son adjust to their new life in Illinois in “Amreeka,” filmmaker Cherien Dabis’ serio-comedy. [Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 267-4893]

Chamber music: The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents “From the East,” its season kickoff concert. Featured composers include Sergei Prokofiev and Ravi Shankar. [8 p.m., Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Behind the scenes: Porchlight presents a night of storytelling about what happens behind the curtain. Guests include Peter Finch (KFOG) and Graham Leggat (San Francisco Film Society). [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Dining out

2223: Chef Melinda Randolph is featuring barbecued short ribs with smashed parsnips and artichoke ragout. She also recommends the black Mission fig pizza with caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, sage and toasted-pecan pesto. And with the season winding down, the restaurant is offering “last of the white-corn chowder.” It’s served with rock-shrimp nachos and chipotle cream. [2223 Market St., S.F.; (415) 431-0692]

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