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]

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