Good Day: April 14, 2010

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PERSON IN TOWN
Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard performs with his ensemble. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

LECTURES
World press:
Four international journalists discuss issues in their regions and their perspectives on evolving relations with the United States. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Louann Brizendine: The neuropsychiatrist and author (“The Female Brain,” “The Male Brain”) appears in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LITERARY
Charlotte Jacobs:
The author and physician talks about “Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

TOUR
Presidio event:
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy hosts “From Post to Park,” a walking tour exploring the evolution of the Presidio. [1 p.m.; meet at Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio of S.F.; RSVP: (415) 561-4323]

COLLEGES
‘Aging Explorers’:
Lecture series presents a talk titled “Understanding Depression in Older Adults.” Neuropsychologist Charles Vella is the speaker. [12:30 p.m., SFSU, Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Travel talk:
Molly McCahan gives a slide presentation on her six-week adventure in southwest China and Lhasa, Tibet. [6:30 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

‘Altered Books 4 Teens’: Program covers how to turn old books into journals and fill pages with your own favorite images and text. [4:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

CITY
Local author:
Novelist Katie Crouch talks about “Men and Dogs.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Dance concert: San Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 includes “Classical Symphony,” a world premiere by Possokhov, plus Wheeldon’s “Rush” and Robbins’ “The Concert.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Art in the park: The Artists Guild of San Francisco presents an exhibition in Union Square. The public can talk with local artists at this outdoor show. [8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

DINING OUT
Chouquet’s Restaurant:
French cuisine is on chef Laurent Guillaume’s menu, and two dishes are recommended today. First is the Creekstone filet de boeuf, with sesame gremolata and peppercorn sauce and fries. Also look for the braised lamb shoulder, with mushroom truffle oil and pommes Salardaise. [2500 Washington St.; (415) 359-0075]

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