Balboa Theater screens documentary on Phil Ochs 

Who's in town

Violinist Regina Carter, recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, performs at Yoshi’s. Her latest recording, “Reverse Thread,” contains African folk melodies infused with jazz. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Isabel Wilkerson: The Pulitzer-winning journalist, whose first book is “The Warmth of Other Suns,” discusses the 55-year migration of 6 million black Americans across their own country. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bart Ehrman: The religious scholar and author of “Jesus, Interrupted” contends that the New Testament is riddled with contradictions about the life of Jesus and his significance. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Poetry night: Poets Marc Kockinos and Daniel Yaryan read from their work. An open-mic session, hosted by Jerry Ferraz, follows. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Omali Yeshitela: The leader of the Uhuru movement and chairman of African Socialist International talks about “One People! One Party! One Destiny!” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

Austrian-American quartet: Poet-novelist Heinz Heisl, music-theater writer Jimmy Flynn, poet Elias Schneitter and filmmaker-poet Magdalena Kauz share their work. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Sze Tsung Leong: The New York-based photographer discusses his work. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Nursing program: USF’s School of Nursing presents an overview of its master’s and doctoral options. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain 203, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

At the public library

Older-adult theater: Stagebridge Theater Co., whose actors are age 50 and up, presents a sampler of its performances. [1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jewelry-making class: Designer and entrepreneur Chelsee Robinson shows how to create your own bracelet, necklace or earrings. Session is for ages 12 to 18. [4:30 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

Music documentary: “Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune,” a new documentary about the 1960s troubadour, is playing at the Balboa Theater. [12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Orchestra rehearsal: The New Century Chamber Orchestra presents a chance to preview Thursday’s “Mastery of Schubert” concert via an open rehearsal. [10 a.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Job fair: The BayAreaHires Job Fair is free for job seekers. The event includes résumé reviews by career experts. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., San Mateo Marriott, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo; register:]

New theater: The Magic Theatre’s Virgin Play Series presents a script-in-progress reading of Linda McLean’s “Any Given Day.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Words and wardrobes: “Ready to Wear: The Fashion Show” is the theme of Porchlight’s March storytelling session. Storytellers include Pam DeLuco and Adelle McElveen. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

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