FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to speak in Mountain View 

Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses challenges facing the FCC. [7 p.m., Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View]

World press: Journalists from the Knight Fellows Program discuss how to fit current technology into reporting of events that are driven by traditional conflicts. [7:30 p.m., Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Marcus Wohlsen:
The science writer talks about the history and future of bio-hacking. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Ralph Lemon: The choreographer appears in an intimate conversation. [7 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., S.F.]

Art lecture: Brigid Barton, an art history professor at Santa Clara University, gives a talk titled “Nineteenth-Century Art: Academics and Realists.” [10 a.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Two novelists: Blake Butler (“The Gospel of Anarchy”) and Justin Taylor (“There Is No Year”) talk about their books. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ann Packer: The fiction writer talks about “Swim Back to Me: Stories.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Jacqueline Winspear: The novelist reads from “A Lesson in Secrets.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Russell Means: The American Indian activist gives a talk titled “Patriarchy, the Ultimate Conspiracy; Matriarchy, the Ultimate Solution.” [6:30 p.m., Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University]

Kevin Hackett: The founder of Siol Studios discusses his interior design work. [3 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Mark Twain Project: Editors discuss their challenges and discoveries in editing “Autobiography of Mark Twain” and “Mark Twain’s Letters.” [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Charles Dutoit leads the San Francisco Symphony in Henri Dutilleux’s “Tout un monde lointain,” featuring cellist Gautier Capuçon, and Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.” [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Emerging creativity: Project Ethos, which showcases millennia generation artists, makes its San Francisco debut with a red-carpet fashion, music and art event. Guests include Geographer. [8 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Comedy benefit: Comedian Mark Pitta headlines a show benefiting the preservation of the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Indie rock: Two Door Cinema Club, an indie-rock band from Northern Ireland, performs. [8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Gitane: Chef Bridget Batson creates dishes inspired by seasonal crops and the cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula and nearby regions. She recommends the scallops today. They are served with sweetpea and watercress puree, saffron butter sauce and fava beans. [6 Claude Lane, S.F., (415) 788-6686]

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