Jazzy Vijay Iver, SF Film Society fundraiser and other San Francisco events

Courtesy PhotoJazz composer and pianist Vijay Iver appears in a “Salon at the Rex” concert

Courtesy PhotoJazz composer and pianist Vijay Iver appears in a “Salon at the Rex” concert

San Francisco events for April 10, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman appears in conversation with Dr. Kiki Sanford. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


  • Moisés Naím: The global-economics scholar and world-affairs columnist talks about how power has shifted from a few dominant players to various “micropowers,” and what this means. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • ‘Chinese Whispers’: The research project presents a night of talk and tales about the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) and its effect on the local Chinese-American community. [7:30 p.m., Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia St., S.F.]
  • Employer shuttles: Speakers discuss the emergence of employer shuttles in the Bay Area, and how and why some employers manage worker transportation. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Rachel Kushner: The novelist talks about “The Flamethrowers.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]
  • Po Bronson: The journalist and author discusses “Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.” [7 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd., S.F.]
  • Lee Fang: The investigative journalist discuses “The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
  • Casey Barber: The food writer talks about “Classic Snacks Made from Scratch.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885 Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • ‘Radical Directing’ lecture series: Dennis Muren, Oscar-winning visual-effects artist with Industrial Light & Magic, speaks. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]
  • Theatrical show: “Marx in Soho,” a touring one-man show written by Howard Zinn and performed by Bob Weick, comes to San Francisco. [6:30 p.m., Xavier Chapel, Fromm Hall, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani: The authors of “Beyond the Possible,” in conversation with Bevan Dufty, discuss their book and their work with Glide. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Art talk: Artist Marlene Aron gives a slide presentation titled “Images of Nature in Contemporary Art.” [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Salon concert

  • Jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iver appears in a “Salon at the Rex” concert, sharing his recent explorations. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Food and film: Fundraiser for the San Francisco Film Society features a banquet and a screening of Wayne Wang’s “Soul of a Banquet.” Culinary guests include Cecilia Chiang and Alice Waters. [6 p.m., Rincon Center, 101 Spear St., S.F.]
  • Drum troupe: Taikoza, a troupe that plays traditional and original Japanese tunes, ancestral taiko drums and bamboo flutes, makes its San Francisco debut. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]
  • Hutong: The hand-cut black-pepper egg noodles with five-spice wild boar, chives and Szechuan pepper are a highlighted noodle option. Also look for the Szechuan green beans. [2030 Union St., S.F.; (415) 929-8855]

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