San Francisco Ballet presents ‘Program 2’ 

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Cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson discusses the future of aging and how older adults can contribute “active wisdom” throughout a changing life cycle. The Long Now Foundation presents the lecture. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Lectures

Mark Hertsgaard:
The journalist and author of “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth” discusses our hotter future and how we can face the challenges. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Youth philanthropy: Teachers and students from Los Altos High School discuss One Dollar for Life, an international philanthropy project. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Literary events

David Vann:
The debut novelist talks about “Caribou Island.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Poet tribute: Jack Hirschman, Sharon Doubiago, A.D. Winans, Geri Digiorno and others celebrate the release of “Roads of Bread,” a book of poems by the late Eugene Ruggles. [7 p.m., Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]

Take a walk:
Adah Bakalinsky (“Stairway Walks of San Francisco”) and Tom Downs (“Walking San Francisco”) offer possibilities for exploring The City on foot. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Teresa Margolles:
The Mexican artist appears in conversation with Mexico City-based art historian Cuauhtemoc Medina. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Shing-Tung Yau:
The Harvard mathematics professor gives a talk titled “The Shape of Inner Space,” which is based on his book. [7:30 p.m., Hewlett Teaching Center Auditorium, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford University]

At the public library

Write your will:
An estate-planning and probate lawyer leads a class in creating your own will. Bring a blue nonerasable pen. [6 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-2838]

‘Fun Flicks’: The program features films for children ages 3 to 8. [6:30 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

Local activities

Symphony concert:
The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Ton Koopman and featuring cellist Mario Brunello, performs works by Bach, Haydn and Schubert. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

History tour: “Architecture, History and Mythology” is the focus of a tour of the Civic Center and City Hall, hosted by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. [1 p.m., Pioneer Monument, Fulton Street near the Main Library, S.F.]

Ballet season:
San Francisco Ballet presents “Program 2.” The concert includes Frederick Ashton’s “Symphonic Variations” and Yuri Possokhov’s “RAkU.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dining out

La Mar Cebicheria:
Chef Gaston Acurio’s menu features Peruvian cuisine, and the seco de cordero — braised lamb shank with baby carrots and peas served over a cannellini-bean tacu tacu (rice and bean mash) — is recommended today. Also, look for the cebiche carretillero. Ingredients include shrimp, mahi mahi, Japanese octopus, calamari, mussels and clams. [Pier 1½, S.F., (415) 397-8880]

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