Daniel Glover and Thomas Hansen featured in Noontime Concerts’ ‘Piano Month’ 

click to enlarge Piano duo: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. The pianist duo of Daniel Glover, pictured, and Thomas Hansen perform works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Piano duo: Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. The pianist duo of Daniel Glover, pictured, and Thomas Hansen perform works by Schubert and Mendelssohn.

Who’s in town

Brad Parsons
, a folk-rock singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore., performs with his band. The Giraffe Dodgers share the bill. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Lectures

Burma today:
Speakers discuss government reforms and other issues relating to the current state of affairs in Myanmar, previously known as Burma. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Green buildings: Speakers discuss how the effort to create environmentally responsible buildings is falling short. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary city: Kathryn Ayres, from the San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club, speaks at the San Francisco History Association meeting. Literature about San Francisco is her topic. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

Urban sustainability: Shaping San Francisco presents a teach-in titled “Greening San Francisco: Wild Corridors and Guerrilla Gardens, From the Bay to Ocean Beach.” [7:30 p.m., Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia St., S.F.]

Literary events

Poetry night:
Evening includes a poetry reading by Joan Brady and an open-mic session hosted by Nancy Keane. [7 p.m., Keane’s 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St., S.F.]

Corrine Jackson: The young-adult novelist launches “If I Lie.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Book group: Fourth Tuesday (Margie’s) Book Club discusses “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” by Rachel Joyce. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Open house:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers education programs for ages 50 and up, hosts an open house. [Noon, Creative Arts building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Poet tribute:
Exhibit features poems, in Polish and English, by Wislawa Szymborska, the Nobel Prize-winning poet who died earlier this year. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,  General Collections area, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Baby rhymes: Program, for babies and their caregivers, features stories, rhymes, singalong songs, music, movement and bubbles. [10:30 a.m., West Portal Branch,
190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Local activities

Piano duo:
Noontime Concerts presents a “Piano Month” program. The pianist duo of Daniel Glover and Thomas Hansen perform works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Ill factors:
The San Francisco Film Society presents a “global-pandemic double feature” — Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” (6:30 p.m.) and Elia Kazan’s “Panic in the Streets” (4 and 9:15 p.m.). [SFFS Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series hosts an evening of community dancing, plus instruction. This week’s dance form: rumba. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Funny business:
Local comedian Josef Anolin presents “Laughs on Laughs on Laughs,” a showcase featuring comics he likes. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club,
444 Battery St., S.F.]

Dining out

Oola Restaurant & Bar:
The pork loin, with potato gratin and shiitake and champignon bordelaise, is recommended today, as well as ginger-soy-glazed baby back ribs with apple and red-cabbage slaw. [860 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 995-2061]

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