Pianist Louis Lortie performs Chopin's 'Etudes' 

Who's in town
Louis Lortie:
Internationally celebrated pianist performs Chopin’s complete “Etudes” for piano. Chamber Music San Francisco presents the concert. [7:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Lectures
Good business:
Business leaders discuss both the practical and moral potential of corporate social responsibility. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Josh Berer: The journalist and linguist talks about the Jews of Yemen, the last indigenous Jewish community in the Middle East. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Global town hall: World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its March discussion. “The Limits of Democratic Governments’ Influence on Foreign Revolutions” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC,
312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events
Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts:
The best-selling authors and journalists talk about “Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Food books: Author Mark Winne (“Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas”) and photographer Anne Hamersky (“Farm Together Now”) present their books. [6:30 p.m., Port Commission Room,
1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Movements and politics: Members of the England-based Free Association authors of “Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest, and Everyday Life” speak. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges
Craig Dykers:
The cofounder of Snohetta, an international architecture and design firm, speaks. [7:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Book group: Mystery Readers Book Club holds its monthly meeting. Featured book: Rex Stout’s “The Silent Speaker.” [Noon, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

At the public library
Job-seekers lab:
Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, preparing applications and searching online. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Researching buildings: The library’s San Francisco History Center gives an introduction to researching the history of a San Francisco house or commercial building. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Local activities
Jazz singer:
Kevin Mahogany performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Asian films: The 2011 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival continues. “Saigon Electric” (Vietnam), “Abraxas” (Japan) and “One Kine Day” (USA) are among the films screening today. [www.caamedia.org]

Comedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Carla Clayy, Karen Ripley, Samson Koletkar, Erin Souza and Lisa Geduldig supply the humor this month. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Plant life: Senecio glastifolius, a semi-woody perennial from South Africa with lavender petals and thistly leaves, is a featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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