Michael Nesmith plays non-Monkees work at GAM and more San Francisco events 

click to enlarge In a rare appearance, singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith appears in concert, playing non-Monkees material. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • In a rare appearance, singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith appears in concert, playing non-Monkees material. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Events for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Jazz pianist and composer Chihiro Yamanaka performs to promote her new album, “Because,” a recording with new compositions and reinventions of Beatles songs. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Dan Richard: The chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority discusses the potential for high-speed rail to transform the future of California’s Central Valley. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Michael B. Eisen: The Public Library of Science co-founder discusses efforts to reinvent scientific communication and make scientific literature more accessible. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Kim Bixler: The author of “Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House” discusses the history of her childhood home, which was designed by the renowned architect. [Noon, Smith Group JJR, 301 Battery St., S.F.; register: www.aiasf.org]
  • Ashley Tate: The technology and marketing expert discusses the convergence of search engine marketing and lean content. [6:30 p.m., Scoop.it headquarters, 26 O’Farrell St., ninth floor, S.F.]

Literary events

  • Navi Radjou: The innovation and leadership strategist discusses “Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines,1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]
  • Ali Liebegott: The novelist and poet celebrates the release of “Cha-Ching” and the re-release of “The Beautifully Worthless.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
  • Book group: The Classics I Forgot to Read Book Club discusses “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Artist talk: Photographer Whitney Hubbs, who is noted for her trademark intensely dark printing, discusses her work. [Noon, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]
  • ‘Music in the Library’: Singer-songwriter Rachel Lastimosa performs a concert in celebration of Women’s History Month. [Noon, Lange Reading Room, UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Sri Lankan women: Kearny Street Workshop presents a program featuring six female writers from the Sri Lankan diaspora. [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room B, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
  • Civil grand jury: The presentation looks at the purpose of the San Francisco civil grand jury. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Solo show

  • In a rare appearance, singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith appears in concert, playing non-Monkees material. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Salon concert: Pianist and composer Timo Andres appears in a “musical self-portrait,” a San Francisco Performances salon concert presented in anticipation of a world premiere in The City. [6:30 p.m. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • Stand-up show: Comedian Josh Wolf, seen on “Last Comic Standing,” “All of Us” and “Chelsea Lately,” performs. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.] 
  • Multigenre: The Grammy-winning rock, funk, hip-hop, metal and jazz band Living Colour performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]
  • Kasa Indian Eatery: Chicken tikka masala (char-grilled marinated chicken in spicy, creamy tomato sauce) and karahi paneer (Indian cheese, green peppers and tomatoes) are recommended today. [4001 18th St., S.F., (415) 621-6940]

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