Good day: Tuesday May 8

Actor Don Cheadle appears with human-rights activist John Prendergast in a program addressing the genocide in Darfur and humanitarian crises worldwide. The pair are co-authors of the book “Not on Our Watch.” [7 p.m., Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St.; RSVP: www.facinghistory.org/allstate]

City activities

Rising stars: Formerly homeless San Franciscans perform in “A Night With the Stars,” a talent show benefiting the Community Housing Partnership. [6 p.m. (reception) and 7:30 p.m. (show), Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St.]

Film fest: The San Francisco International Film Festival continues. Selections include “Born and Bred,” “Ad Lib Night,” “The Other Half” and “Five-O,” an evening of storytelling about the festival’s last 50 years. [www.sfiff.org]

Literary events

Riane Eisler: The writer and social activist discusses “The Real Wealth of Nations” with journalist Jan Yanehiro. [6 p.m., Omni Hotel, 500 California St.]

W.S. Di Piero: The poet discusses “Chinese Apples.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

Lectures

Hip-hop: Community conversation explores whether hip-hop has the power to create change at the civic and federal levels. [6:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.; RSVP: (415) 978-2787]

Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan: The nutritionist and the journalist talk about food and eating. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

At the public library

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

At the colleges

Activism degree: New College’s Activism and Social Change Emphasis Degree program hosts an informational session about its BA and MA opportunities. [7 p.m., 766 Valencia St., Room 24]

Warriors vs. Mavericks preview: Another series, another superhero

Round after round, Golden State has faced the NBA’s best. Next up, Luka Dončić

Homelessness is a housing problem, but also a political one

New book seeks to disabuse people of their misconceptions of homelessness

Batteries are powering defection from the electric grid

“Minimizing my impact on the planet is something I’ve been working on since I was, like, 13 years old.”