The San Francisco Ballet presents ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 

click to enlarge Ballet production: The San Francisco Ballet presents “Romeo & Juliet,” Helgi Tomasson’s ballet adaptation of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Ballet production: The San Francisco Ballet presents “Romeo & Juliet,” Helgi Tomasson’s ballet adaptation of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy.

Who’s in town

Pulitzer Prize recipient David Shipler discusses the history of civil liberties in the United States and how rights have been affected by compromises made in the name of national security. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Dan Akerson:
The chairman and CEO of General Motors discusses the future of personal mobility. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Marriage equality:
Speakers from Silicon Valley’s LGBT rights and faith communities discuss dialogues taking place around marriage equality. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Fred Dust: The senior partner at IDEO, one of the top design and innovation firms in the world, discusses the difference that design is making in our lives today. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Narrative storytelling:
Narrative Magazine presents Narrative Night, a storytelling event promoting reading and writing in the digital age. Guests include writer Abraham Verghese. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Matt Ruff: The novelist talks about “The Mirage.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

‘Radical Directing’:
The lecture series welcomes filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (“Something Ventured”). [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Piano recital: Award-winning pianist Roberto Turrin performs works by Martinu, Busoni, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Prokofiev. [1 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Inge Horton:
The author of “Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area” talks about female architects who practiced their trade at the same time as better-known Julia Morgan. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Art movements: The session for ages 11 to 18 offers a chance to learn about pop art, surrealism and other art movements, and to create art inspired by them. [4 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Theater

Stage drama:
Expression Productions presents “Proof,” David Auburn’s play about a young woman dealing with her late father’s genius and madness, and how much of each she will inherit. [8 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Local activities

Ballet production:
The San Francisco Ballet presents “Romeo & Juliet,” Helgi Tomasson’s ballet adaptation of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Comedy show: Comedian Steve Rannazzisi appears. MTV’s “Punk’d,” FX’s “The League,” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” are some of his credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Green screen: The 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival presents its final day. “Future of Hope” (5:30 p.m.) and “Just Do It” (7:30 p.m.) are the featured films. [San Francisco Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.; sfgreenfilmfest.org]

Lone stars: The “Words First” series, showcasing solo performers, presents Mercilee M. Jenkins, Cora Leighton, Amy K. Kilgard and Allen Conkle. [7 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Amber India Restaurant:
Chef Kurti Pant creates modern Indian cuisine. Appetizers include pan-fried duck-breast skewers with yogurt, red chilies, and dill-and-caper dipping sauce. [25 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.; (415) 777-0500]

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