Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler performs at Yoshi’s 

Who’s in town

Singer, songwriter and author Josh Ritter discusses his debut novel, “Bright’s Passage.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Lectures

Hiroshi Inomata:
Japan’s consul general in San Francisco provides an update on the post-earthquake situation in Japan. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Stuart Friedman: The CEO of Global Context talks about cultural etiquette and offers insights into how to establish solid business and personal relationships in Asia. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

LaborFest panel: James Tracy, Amy Sonnie and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, authors of “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power,” discuss the “rainbow coalitions” of the 1960s. [7 p.m., Modern Times, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ellen Sussman:
The novelist talks about “French Lessons,” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Two novelists: Alex Kava (“Hotwire”) and Bobbie O’Keefe (“Family Skeletons”) discuss their books. [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Peter Brown Hoffmeister: The Oregon-based writer and teacher talks about “The End of Boys,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Gwen Allen: The art historian discusses “Artist’s Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Local movements:
Editor Chris Carlsson and the Bernal History Project present “Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978.” [6 p.m., Red Hill Books, 401 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art exhibit:
“True Colors” exhibit contains replicas of Greco-Roman art that have been painted to look like the original sculptures looked in ancient times. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University]

Local activities

R&B artist:
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler performs at Yoshi’s. “So Strong” is the R&B and jazz artist’s latest album. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Outdoor concert: Moonalice, a roots, rock and R&B band, performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

Two artists: Museo ItaloAmericano presents “Icons & Visions,” an exhibit of work by mixed-media artist Lisa Venditelli and printmaker-painter Margaret-Ann Clemente. [Noon to 4 p.m., Building C, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Dining out

Nopalito:
Chefs Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos cook organic and authentic Mexican food. Recommended dishes include the carnitas served with cabbage salad, pickled jalapeno and salsa de tomatillo. Also, look for the pozole rojo, quesadilla roja and ceviche. [306 Broderick St., (415) 437-0303]

 

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