February 25: William T. Wiley exhibit and other SF events 

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  • Recent paintings by modern artist William T. Wiley, whose work combines language and image to address issues of the day, are on view in “Newslate,” an exhibit at Hosfelt Gallery.
Who’s in town

Irish pop singer, songwriter and violinist Sharon Corr, best known as a member of the Corrs, performs material from her second solo album, “The Same Sun.” [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Condoms and Climate: Speakers discuss some scientists’ concerns that the world’s increasing population could push the ecosystem into a state where it could no longer support civilization. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

High-speed rail: A discussion featuring Eric Eidlin from the Federal Transit Administration looks at lessons San Francisco can learn from European high-speed rail stations. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Sebastian Silva: The Chilean writer-director, whose films include “The Maid” and “Crystal Fairy,” discusses his work. [5 p.m., FilmHouse, 1426 Fillmore St., S.F.; visit www.sffs.org]

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith: The founders of the Cowgirl Creamery discuss the art of cheese making and conduct a cheese tasting. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Kaye McDonough: The poet reads from “Pagan.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Joshua Max Feldman: The novelist talks about “The Book of Jonah.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Anne Leonard: The author of the novel “Moth and Spark” discusses the differences between historical fiction and fantasy. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Natalie Baszile: The novelist talks about “Queen Sugar.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the colleges

Deborah Willis: The art photographer and leading historian on African American photography gives a lecture titled “Mixing Histories.” [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Victoria Sweet: The author (“God’s Hotel”) and doctor talks about the discoveries she made during her 20 years of practicing personalized care at Laguna Honda Hospital. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Elderly care: Mary Hulme, founder of Moonstone Geriatrics, gives a presentation on available care options for the elderly. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Gallery exhibit

Recent paintings by modern artist William T. Wiley, whose work combines language and image to address issues of the day, are on view in “Newslate,” an exhibit at Hosfelt Gallery. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 260 Utah St., S.F.]

Local activities

Film series: Alliance Francaise and the Italian Cultural Institute present their French and Italian Film Festival. Jacques Demy’s “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” screens today. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Classical music: Pianist Sophie Zhang performs music by Rameau, Debussy, and Ravel. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Bouche: The lamb shank is recommended today. It is served with ratatouille and pomegranate couscous. Also at the bistro: a wine selection featuring esoteric French wines from small appellations. [603 Bush St., S.F.; (415) 956-0396]

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