Erik TomassonS.F. Ballet: “SENSORIUM

March 10: Ballet, women's rights and more

Who’s in town

Writer Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson shares her experiences in India in her new memoir, “Peanut Butter and Naan: Stories of an American Mom in the Far East.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]


Digital dangers: Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of Co3 Systems, provides an inside look at privacy and technology as well as cybercrime. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Law enforcement memories: John Mindermann shares stories about his experiences as a San Francisco police officer and then an FBI agent during the Watergate scandal. [7:30 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Literary events

Strange child: Novelist Reif Larsen’s latest book, “I Am Radar,” follows an unusual New Jersey boy who becomes entangled in political intrigue in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia and the Congo. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., S.F.]

New poetry: Poet Elaine Kahn appears in conversation with author Alli Warren to mark the release of her first full-length collection, “Women in Public.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Murder mystery: San Francisco Library Laureate Cara Black’s new book, “Murder on the Champs de Mars,” is the latest installment in her Aimee Leduc mystery series. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, S.F.]

Homeless issues: Paul Boden, homeless activist, shares his new book, “House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.” [7:30 p.m., 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Homework help: Student volunteers can help students in kindergarten through eighth grade with homework assignments. [2:30-4:30 p.m., Portola Branch, 380 Bacon St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Confronting campus rape: The Global Women’s Rights Forum discusses sexual assault on campuses in an event including spoken word. [6:30 p.m., Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

War stories: Photographer Brigitte Carnochan discusses her history, including being separated from her father for decades after World War II, and its impact on her work. [7:30 p.m., Levinthal Hall, Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St., S.F.]

Local activities

Cellular art: Tomas Nakada’s exhibit “Diaspora,” which is loosely based on microscopic cell patterns, is in its final weeks. [10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Gallery Paule Anglim, 14 Geary St., S.F.]

Album included: Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is including a digital copy of his new album, “Just Kids,” with every pair of tickets to his show. [7:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Indie rock: Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band are playing indie-rock music from Devine’s eighth album, “Bubblegum,” and more. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

S.F. Ballet: “SENSORIUM,” an evening of visual art installations, dance and music, includes William Forsythe’s “Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude.” An after-party includes a DJ, drinks and activities that take guests behind the scenes of ballet. [8:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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