Good day: Monday, May 1

Arianna Huffington, columnist, radio host and HuffingtonPost.com editor, is a keynote speaker at the 18th annual Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference. [7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone Center, 747 Howard St.]

City activities

Glorious quest: The San Francisco Ballet presents “Don Quixote,” with staging by Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov and a story drawn from the Cervantes story. [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.]

Classical music: The Pacific Chamber Symphony presents “Landscapes,” a concert of music by Kodaly, Feinsmith and Mendelssohn. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

Lectures

Atul Gawande: The surgeon and author discusses performance and safety in the operating room. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Art talk: “History in a Teacup: Traveling With Porcelains From China to California” is the topic. [1 p.m., Legion of Honor, Legion of Honor, 100 34thAve.]

At the public library

Radar reading: Emerging and underground writers read and perform new work. Michelle Tea hosts. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St.]

Internet 101: Session covers how to find information on the Web. [2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.]

Literary events

Steven Hall: The novelist discusses “The Raw Shark Texts.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

Kathleen McGowan: The novelist discusses “The Expected One.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza]

Bay Area NewsLocal

Just Posted

Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)
San Francisco’s ‘Champagne problems’ — Wine industry suffers supply chain woes

‘Everywhere you turn, things that were easy are no longer easy’

Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF restaurants face product shortages and skyrocketing costs

‘The supply chain crisis has impacted us in almost every way imaginable’

A Giants fans hangs his head in disbelief after the Dodgers won the NLDS in a controversial finish to a tight Game 5. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants dream season ends at the hands of the Dodgers, 2-1

A masterful game comes down to the bottom of the ninth, and San Francisco came up short

<strong>Workers with Urban Alchemy and the Downtown Streets Team clean at Seventh and Market streets on Oct. 12. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
<ins></ins>
Why is it so hard to keep San Francisco’s streets clean?

Some blame bureaucracy, others say it’s the residents’ fault

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — touted Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure bill in San Francisco on Thursday. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)
Pelosi touts infrastructure bill as it nears finish line

Climate change, social safety net among major priorities of Democrats’ 10-year funding measure

Most Read