Courtesy PhotoWomen’s-rights activist and Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem appears in conversation with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin this Monday.

Courtesy PhotoWomen’s-rights activist and Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem appears in conversation with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin this Monday.

June 3: A conversation with Gloria Steinem and other San Francisco events

Who’s in town

  • Women’s-rights activist and Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem appears in conversation with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • David Kennedy: The journalist and historian examines how the all-volunteer force and the evolving nature of modern warfare have transformed our military. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Beth Greer: The best-selling author and holistic-wellness educator discusses ways to improve environmental conditions in your home and life. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Christianity and same-sex marriage: Speakers explore the varied Christian traditions on marriage and gender and discuss marriage-equality debates in light of that history. [6 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Andrea Slonecker: The cookbook author talks about “Pretzel Making at Home.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]
  • Publication party: Event, featuring an illustrated talk by printmaker Richard Wagener, celebrates the publication of “The Sierra Nevada Suite.” [5 to 7 p.m., Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St., Suite 500, S.F.]
  • Book discussion: The Commonwealth Club hosts a discussion of “Journey Into the Whirlwind” by Eugenia Ginzberg. [5:30 p.m., 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Cello music: The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents “Cello Squared,” a program of old and new classical music with significant cello ingredients. [8 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]
  • Art show: “City Beneath the City,” an art exhibit by Rene Yung, features artifacts from San Jose’s first Chinese community. [8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stanford Archaeology Center, Building 500, Stanford University, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

  • Reading tutor: Volunteer tutor helps elementary school students who want to improve their reading. [4 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]
  • ‘First Monday Movies’: “A Night at the Opera” (1935), directed by Sam Wood and starring Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx, is the featured film this month. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Austin rockers

  • My Jerusalem, an indie-rock band based in Austin, Texas, performs a concert in support of its most recent album, “Preachers.” [8:30 p.m., Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Romantic drama: The evolution of a relationship continues in “Before Midnight,” the third film in the romantic trilogy featuring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. [Embarcadero and Kabuki theaters, S.F.; check local listings for details]
  • Genre hopping: Solo performer Charlie Varon reads short stories at tonight’s edition of “Writing Outside the Box,” a series featuring artists presenting work outside their usual genres. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]
  • Circus fundraiser: The Picklewater Clown Cabaret presents a circus-arts and physical-comedy show benefiting Circus Bella. Clowns, acrobats and musicians perform. [8 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]
  • Hi Lo BBQ: The St. Louis-cut spare ribs, dry-rubbed with Four Barrell coffee, are recommended. Also look for the beef brisket. Both dishes include dill pickles, Texas red sauce and a pull-apart roll. [3416 19th St., S.F.; (415) 874-9921]

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