Courtesy photoDance concert: WestWave Dance presents an evening of work by San Francisco choreographer Maurya Kerr and her dance company

Courtesy photoDance concert: WestWave Dance presents an evening of work by San Francisco choreographer Maurya Kerr and her dance company

WestWave Dance presents work by S.F. choreographer Maurya Kerr

Who’s in town

Contemporary-blues guitarist and keyboardist Lucky Peterson performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Lectures

Teen pregnancy: Speakers from the fields of health care, psychology and politics discuss the realities and politics of adolescent reproductive care. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Volunteerism and careers: “How Volunteering Can Lead to a Dream Job” is the theme of a program featuring members of the locally based Greig family. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Poetry night: Philip Hackett’s Poets Gallery hosts its weekly reading. All are welcome to take part in the open-mic session. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 432 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Book group:
The Hands on Bay Area Book Club discusses “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Nursing program: University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing presents its master’s and doctoral degree options. [4 p.m., USF, go to Lone Mountain Room 203 and then to Room 216; 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.; RSVP: tai@usfca.edu]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

‘Toddler Tales’:
The program features books, music and movement for ages 18-36 months. [10:30 a.m., Children’s Storytelling Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the movies

Greek film: “Alps,” an absurdist film from Greece about a four-person group that impersonates dead people, hired by grieving loved ones,  screens at the Roxie Theater. [7 and 9 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

At the museum

Art and performance: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents “Stage Presence,” an exhibition that looks at theatricality in contemporary art and media. [10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Local activities

Dance concert: WestWave Dance presents an evening of work by San Francisco choreographer Maurya Kerr and her dance company, tinypistol. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Performance duo: The U.K.-based performance duo Action Hero presents “Stranger in a Strange Land,” the result of a workshop exploring Americana from an outsider perspective. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

In bloom: Hydrangea seemannii, a robust vine containing snowy-white flowers, is a featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, where more than 8,000 types of plants grow. [9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Hip-hop group: The hip-hop and R&B collective Turquoise Jeep performs at the Independent.[8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Dining out

Town Hall: The house-smoked St. Louis ribs, with Texas Jack BBQ sauce, corn muffin and coleslaw, are highlighted today. Also look for the buttermilk fried chicken, a diner favorite. [345 Howard St., S.F.; (415) 908-3900]

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