Molly Ringwald, films and other San Francisco events

Courtesy PhotoMolly Ringwald

Courtesy PhotoMolly Ringwald

San Francisco events for April 16, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Dance artist Shantala Shivalingappa performs a program of works choreographed by herself and other dance-makers of our time. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


  • Energy conference: The Renewals 100 Policy Institute hosts “Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy,” an event featuring experts discussing experiences and solutions. [8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Golden Gate Room, Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]
  • Kenneth Feinberg: The prominent alternative dispute mediator and attorney discusses his work involving negotiating settlements for victims of disaster. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Gish Jen: The novelist, in conversation with novelist and poet Maxine Hong Kingston, talks about “Tiger Writing,” a work of nonfiction. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 393-0100]
  • Jaina Sanga: The novelist discusses “Silk Fish Opium.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]
  • Pam Houston: The novelist talks about “Contents May Have Shifted.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]
  • Feast of Words: The literary potluck event presents its April edition. Writer Raquel Gutierrez and baker Jen Hartman are the special guests. “Only Connect” is the theme. [7 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]
  • ZYZZYVA: The literary journal celebrates its spring issue. The evening includes readings by contributors Herbert Gold, Lori Ostlund, Christian Kiefer and Debbie Graber. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Stage production: Saluting Memorial Auditorium’s 75th birthday, Stanford University presents Shakespeare’s popular “Twelfth Night,” featuring American Conservatory Theater MFA students, in the auditorium complex. [7 p.m., Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

  • Documentary film: The program features a screening of “Voyage to Amasia,” a documentary about the Armenian genocide, Armenian-Turkish relations and a personal journey. [5:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium,  Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Lego hour: Fans of Legos can build projects during this hourlong session. [3:30 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Film tour: Blake Edwards’ “The Pink Panther” (1963), starring Peter Sellers, screens at the Castro Theatre as part of a Turner Classic Movies tour. Special guests: TCM’s Robert Osborne and actor Robert Wagner. [7:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]
  • Classic play: Precarious Theatre presents a staged reading of “Uncle Vanya,” Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy about unsaid loves, unlived ventures and other paths not taken. [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]
  • Lunchtime music: The One Art Ensemble, a piano-viola-soprano group, performs works by Robert Schumann, Vartan Aghababian, Jake Heggie and John Duke. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]
  • Wexler’s: Entrees include cornmeal-crusted halibut with smoked mussels; and stuffed savoy cabbage with smoked farro, maitakes, green-garlic soubise and pickled beets. [568 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 983-0102]

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