Oscar-winning 'Speech' screens outdoors in Redwood City 

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Structural engineer and CEO of Miyamoto International Kit Miyamoto shares his firsthand account of the March 11 earthquake in Japan and discusses what we can learn from the experience. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

‘Eco Knievel’: Eco-revolutionaries counter environmentalism’s “organic granola” image by revealing how green ideas are producing projects such as dirt bikes and extreme sports. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Doug Varone: The New York choreographer appears in a conversation hosted by San Francisco choreographer Margaret Jenkins. [7 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., S.F.]

Eli Pariser: MoveOn.org’s former director discusses how personalization on the Internet is limiting the information we obtain from the Web. [6:30 p.m., Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View]

Andrew Cohen: The marine biologist gives a talk titled “Who Killed Off the Oysters of San Francisco Bay?” [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Art-history lecture: Timothy Anglin Burgard, a curator with the Fine Arts Museums, gives a talk titled “Masterpieces From the Musée National Picasso, Paris.” [1 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Rodes Fishburne: The writer and journalist celebrates the paperback release of “Going to See the Elephant,” his debut novel. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Two novelists: Ron Tanner (“Kiss Me, Stranger”) and Jessica Anya Blau (“Drinking Closer to Home”) read from their novels. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Mark Abramson: The best-selling author presents “Wedding Season,” a novel. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Comedy troupe: The Robber Barons student sketch-comedy troupe present their spring show, “Robber Barons: Passive Aggressive.” [8 p.m., Geology Corner Lecture Hall (320-105), Stanford University]

At the public library

‘Great Teen Book Swap’: Teens receive free books with the understanding they will give the library a bookmark review by the end of the month. [2:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Local activities

Outdoor movie: Redwood City’s Movies on the Square series presents an outdoor community screening of “The King’s Speech.” [8:30 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

George Mark benefit: The 2011 benefit for the George Mark Children’s House features live music, dancing and live and silent auctions. CBS 5’s Liam Mayclem is the host. [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Fundraiser: The International Rescue Committee holds its 2011 gala fundraiser, which features a reception, Liberian dance and a silent photography auction. [6 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

MoMo’s: Wild California king salmon is new on chef Damon Hall’s menu. It is served with spring vegetables — English peas, baby carrots and thyme-roasted Ruby Crescent potatoes. For an appetizer, look for the ahi-tuna tartare. [760 Second St., S.F., (415) 227-8660]

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