Gurf Morlix performs, lectures, movies and other San Francisco events

Courtesy Photo“The Revolutionary Optimists

Courtesy Photo“The Revolutionary Optimists

San Francisco events for April 8, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Americana troubadour Gurf Morlix performs an intimate show featuring songs from his new album, “Gurf Morlix Finds the Present Tense.” [7 p.m., Osteria, 3277 Sacramento St., S.F.]


  • Peter Jenniskens: The meteor astronomer discusses recent meteor falls that have occurred in California. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (877) 227-1831]
  • Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s International Forum holds its April discussion. “Syria, Mali and Beyond: When to Intervene?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • Marty Brounstein: The author of “Two Among the Righteous Few” talks about a Catholic Dutch couple who helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Natalie Cleaver: The UC Berkeley Italian-studies lecturer discusses Renaissance philosopher Pico della Mirandola’s “Oration on the Dignity of Man.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Left Coast Writers: The group, joined by the Southern Sampler Artists Colony, presents a “Southern Sampler” featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Michael Romano: The culinary director of well-known restaurateur Danny Meyer’s restaurant group presents “Family Table.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]
  • Book discussion: “Buried Strangers,” a crime novel by Leighton Gage, is the featured book. [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Linda Besemer: The abstract artist talks about exploring the plasticity and physicality of painting. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]
  • San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: Workshop performance is a reading for a new Gabriela Lena Frank work for narrator and chamber orchestra. [7:10 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Constituent services: Staff members from U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office visit the library to answer questions about federal agencies, programs and benefits. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]
  • Monday movie: “An American in Paris” (1951), directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Gene Kelly, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

New documentary

  • “The Revolutionary Optimists,” a documentary about four children from one of India’s poorest slums and their journey to build a brighter future, is playing at the Kabuki. [1881 Post St., S.F.; call 346-3243 for info]

Local activites

  • Dining for dollars: The Culinary Trust hosts its 2013 fundraiser, an evening at M.Y. China restaurant. Dinner, cooking demos and a live auction are on the menu. [7 to 10 p.m., Westfield, 845 Market St., S.F.;]
  • Live session: Comedian Nato Green hosts “The Nato Sessions,” a series of conversations and live podcast recordings with “famous smart people.” Today’s guest: comics writer Gerard Jones. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]
  • Papalote Mexican Grill: The pollo asado and carne asada burritos are recommended today. All burritos include rice, a choice of beans and salsa. [3409 24th St., S.F., (415) 776-0106; 1777 Fulton St., S.F., (415) 970-8815]

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