August 22: Black Cedar and other S.F. events 

click to enlarge The Black Cedar Trio — featuring Nancy Kim on cello, Kris Palmer on wood flute and Steve Lin on guitar — plays a mixed program including Renaissance love songs, Baroque trio sonatas, Appalachian folk songs and world premieres.
  • The Black Cedar Trio — featuring Nancy Kim on cello, Kris Palmer on wood flute and Steve Lin on guitar — plays a mixed program including Renaissance love songs, Baroque trio sonatas, Appalachian folk songs and world premieres.

Who's in town

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew discusses the state of the economy and what the Obama administration is doing to accelerate growth, increase job creation and strengthen the middle class. [1 p.m., Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Lectures

James Workman: The journalist discusses how Pacific Coast fishermen are leading a bold new rights-based approach to replenish both the sea and their bank accounts. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Dan Ariely: The behavioral economics professor and author of "The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty" talks about the causes and pervasiveness of unethical behavior. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Bay Bridge: Speakers discuss how, with significant job growth expected, the commute from the East Bay to San Francisco may get worse before it gets better, and how we can prepare. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Llisa Demetrios: The sculptor, who is the granddaughter of designers Charles and Ray Eames, discusses the pair's early years and later work. [7 p.m., Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., S.F.; tickets: eames.eventbrite.com]

Literary events

'Wilde in the City': Deaglan O'Donghaile, an expert on Oscar Wilde, discusses the literary notable's 1882 visit to San Francisco. [6 p.m., Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 393-0103]

Susan M. Schneider: The biopsychologist and naturalist discusses "The Science of Consequences." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Two writers: Authors Gary Kamiya ("The Cool Gray City of Love") and Peter Orner ("The Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge") celebrate the San Francisco cultural spirit. [7 p.m., McRoskey Mattress Factory, third floor, 1687 Market St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Poets Alexandra Mattraw, Raina Leon, Della Watson and Jessica Wickens read from their work. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Ovarian cancer: Gynecologic oncologist Oliver Dorigo discusses current state-of-the-art treatment for ovarian cancer, plus new treatment options. [6:30 p.m., Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, 326 Galvez St., Stanford]

At the public library

Online job searching: Job developer Daniel O. Michael discusses how to find a desirable job by using LinkedIn. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room B, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Medicare workshop: Medicare solutions specialist Joe D'Aura explains the intricacies of Medicare and Medicaid. [5:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]

Contemporary music

The Black Cedar Trio — featuring Nancy Kim on cello, Kris Palmer on wood flute and Steve Lin on guitar — plays a mixed program including Renaissance love songs, Baroque trio sonatas, Appalachian folk songs and world premieres. [8 p.m., Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St., S.F.]

Local activities

Jazz and more: In "Monk: Big Band Style," John Beasley leads the 16-piece Monk-Estra Big Band in a show incorporating Thelonious Monk's influence with hip-hop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and more. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

New Orleans music: The bill includes New Orleans jazz trumpeter, singer, songwriter and bandleader Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Tasty rock: The Melvins may play from their covers album "Everybody Loves Sausages," featuring selections from Roxy Music, Queen, Venom and the Scientists. [9 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Zero Zero: Chef Colin Dewey's menu includes pizzas, pastas, salads, and antipasti. The Fillmore pizza, a longtime favorite, is highlighted today. A white pizza, it contains three cheeses, Hen of the Woods mushrooms, leeks, garlic and thyme. Also look for a pasta dish — casareccia, with prosciutto, arugula, grana padano, Straus butter, and prosciutto breadcrumbs. [826 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 348-8800]

Party

Night gallery: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents "Gallery Crawl NightLife," an evening featuring art curators with handpicked collections, plus DJ music. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Country sounds: Singer-songwriter Brad Paisley brings his "Beat This Summer" tour" to the Bay Area. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Rock and more: Members of the San Francisco band Cool Ghouls, pressed to describe themselves, mention The Troggs, The Monks and Sir Douglas Quintet. Lemme Adams and Black Cobra Vipers also appear. [9 p.m., Bottom of The Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Nature

Living exhibit: In "Butterflies & Blooms," hundreds of butterflies — including monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and more — flutter among greenhouse flowers. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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