Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.

Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.

May 15: The fourth annual Stanford Women's Health Forum and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 15, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Breast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum. [1 p.m., Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford; RSVP:]


  • Elder financial abuse: Speakers discuss prosecutorial successes in curbing scams, real estate fraud and financial abuse targeting seniors. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Evgeny Morozov: The cyber-philosopher and New Republic contributing editor gives a talk titled “The Risks of Advanced Information Technology.” [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • North Korea: Speakers discuss the nuclear threat posed by North Korea and how sanctions against the country have affected its civilian population. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos;]
  • Local food: Speakers talk about the economic struggles that many local farms are experiencing and discuss trends and policy efforts aimed at strengthening our regional food system. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Megan Marshall: The biographer and essayist talks about “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Lian Gouw: The novelist talks about “Only a Girl.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Joe Hill: The fiction writer talks about “NOS4A2.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • ‘Happy Concert’: Faculty pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve perform their annual recital of “happy music.” [1:10 p.m., SFSU, Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Open house: The library’s Merced Branch hosts open-house festivities in celebration of the second anniversary of its renovation. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]
  • Richie Unterberger: The rock historian presents “Blue Suede Jews,” a program of clips of major Jewish rock performers such as Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Carole King. [6:30 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]


  • Folk and environmental singer-songwriter Alice Di Micele performs with her band. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Comedy show: Comedian Todd Glass, a two-time finalist on “Last Comic Standing.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
  • ‘Artful Discoveries’: The museum art-viewing program is designed for people with early-stage dementia and their family members and caregivers. [11 a.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: or (415) 750-7645]
  • R&B band: Dr. Mojo, a locally based R&B band, performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]
  • Destino: The strawberry salad is recommended today. Local, seasonal and colorful, the dish contains strawberries, roasted golden beets, tarragon chimichurri and pepitas. [1815 Market St., S.F.; (415) 552-4451]


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