Good day: Monday May 14

Tomorrow’s opera stars: Young singers from the San Francisco Opera’s Merola and Adler Fellowship training programs perform. A gala reception follows the concert. [7:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St.]

Who’s in town

Architect Daniel Libeskind, whose projects include the master-plan design for Ground Zero and the World Trade Center site in New York City, appears in conversation. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

City activities

True identity: “Exposing Identities” exhibit features photos taken by photographer-mentored youths who explore issues of identity, from culture to religion to race. [Noon to 6 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St.]

Play date: The Magic Theatre and Z Space continue their “Z Magic Mondays” series, which presents work-in-progress plays by local playwrights. [8 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center]

Literary events

‘Bee-In’: Mollie Katzen, Tobias Wolff, Kemble Scott, Michelle Tea, and other literary notables take part in this spelling bee benefiting Small Press Distribution. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Crown Point Gallery, 20 Hawthorne St.]

David Kerns: The novelist discusses “Standard of Care.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

Lectures

Annette Bening: The actress appears in a program of film clips and conversation. [8 p.m., American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St.]

Marcus Mabry: The Newsweek senior editor and author of “Twice as Good” discusses Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the controversies surrounding her rise to power. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the colleges

Filipino Cultural Show: Hourlong celebration, presented by the Pilipinos of UCSF Student Organization, features performances and cuisine. [Noon, Millberry Union gym, 500 Parnassus Ave.]

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