Getty Images file photoAlternative-folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart performs a concert in support of his latest album

Getty Images file photoAlternative-folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart performs a concert in support of his latest album

May 21: Devendra Banhart at the Regency Ballroom and more San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 21, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo appears in conversation with San Francisco-based novelist Sarah Ladipo Manyika at Litquake’s “Epicenter” gathering. “We Need New Names” is the debut novel by Bulawayo, who received the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Hitting Budapest.” [7 p.m., Lone Palm, 3394 22nd St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Transit plan: A San Francisco County Transportation Authority forum addresses questions and unveils scenarios relating to transit investments intended to support city growth. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.; www.spur.org]
  • Stewart Brand: The writer and Long Now Foundation president discusses the “Revive + Restore” project, which aims to revive extinct species via genomic technology. [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]
  • Karen Keefer: The volunteer, activist and traveler shares photos and stories from her world travels. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Eve Ensler: The playwright, author and activist talks about “In the Body of the World,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]
  • Tom Drury: The novelist talks about “Pacific.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]
  • Jon Mooallem: The contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine discusses “Wild Ones.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Poetry and music: Poetry Tuesday series welcomes poets Peter Kline, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Sam Sax and Toni Mirosevich today. Musical guests: Gaucho. [12:30 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Astronomy talk: Astrophysicist Silvia Bonoli discusses the relationship of black holes and galaxies. [7:30 p.m., Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park]

At the public library

  • Youth literary carnival: WritersCorps presents “WordStorm,” a youth literary celebration featuring workshops and open-mic opportunities. [3:30 to 6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Computer workshop: “How to Use LinkedIn” is the focus of this workshop presented by VolunteerMatch. [6 p.m., Computer Training Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Singer-songwriter

  • Alternative-folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart performs a concert in support of his latest album, “Mala.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Summer arts: “Summer of Art” at United Nations Plaza presents free performing-arts events weekly. Cutting Ball Theater and the Rova Saxophone Quartet have the spotlight today. [Noon, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]
  • Blues artist: Chicago-blues and electric-blues guitarist and singer Nick Moss performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]
  • Feast of Words: Writer and foodie potluck presents its May edition. Author Andrew Lam (“Birds of Paradise”) is the literary guest. Culinary guest Chris Chung anchors the potluck. [7 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]
  • B44: Chef Daniel Olivella creates Catalan cuisine. The arros negre, a signature paella, is recommended. Ingredients include squid, clams, sepia, peas, bell pepper, squid ink and mortar allioli. Tapas include boquerones (cured white anchovies, pears, and Idiazabal cheese) and gambas al ajillo (white Gulf of Mexico shrimp sauteed with garlic and adobo). [44 Belden Place, S.F.; (415) 986-6287]

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