June 3: 'Show Boat' and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Michael Douglas emcees “Chain Reaction 2014,” an evening hosted by the Ploughshares Fund to discuss resolving the conflict with Iran. [6 p.m., Open Square at Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F.; www.ploughshares.org]


Treasure Island: Speakers discuss the U.S. Navy’s past use of dangerous radioactive substances on Treasure Island and examine plans to assess whether continued risk exists. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Stormy Science: Speakers examine the degree to which the recent wild weather can be scientifically attributed to climate change. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Shivani Bhalla: The founder of the Kenya-based organization Ewaso Lions discusses efforts to ensure the sustainability of Kenya’s lions and other large carnivores. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; (877) 227-1831]

New towers: Speakers discuss the Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont buildings set to become icons in the San Francisco skyline. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Eli Brown: The novelist and urban farmer talks about “Cinnamon and Gunpowder.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

John Lescroart: The novelist talks about “The Keeper.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

John Holl: The beer journalist talks about “The American Craft Beer Cookbook.” The event includes a talk and tasting. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Valerie Young: The author of “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer From the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It” speaks. [12:15 p.m., UCSF, Genentech Hall N-114, 600 16th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Yuyi Morales: The children’s-book creator gives the library’s 2014 Effie Lee Morris Lecture. “Creating Children’s Books: An Immigrant’s Story” is the theme of her talk. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Hollywood and the bridge: Jim Van Buskirk, co-author of “Celluloid San Francisco,” presents a clip-filled program of movie depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge. [6:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

Musical theater

“Show Boat,” a San Francisco Opera co-production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1927 musical about life on the Mississippi, runs at the War Memorial Opera House through July 2. [8 p.m., 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

LGBT performance: The News, a cabaret-style showcase for risk-taking LGBT talent, presents its June edition. Performers include KHAOS ThaD3ViL AddamZ. [7:30 p.m., SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Midday music: Jarring Sounds, the duo of lute and theorbo player Adam Cockerham and mezzo-soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah, performs a program of Renaissance music. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Indie rock: Incan Abraham, an indie-rock and ambient-pop band, performs material from its debut album, “Tolerance.” [8 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Terra Cotta Warrior: The pork burger and the pita bread soaked in lamb soup are recommended today. Two noodle dishes, the Shaanxi mian-pi and the noodles with sizzling oil, are also highlighted. [2555 Judah St., S.F.; (415) 681-3288.]

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