Balboa Theater screens ‘Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance’ 

click to enlarge Dance documentary: “Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance,” a documentary about the Joffrey Ballet company and how it revolutionized American ballet, screens at the Balboa Theater. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Dance documentary: “Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance,” a documentary about the Joffrey Ballet company and how it revolutionized American ballet, screens at the Balboa Theater.

Who’s in town

Singer Arnold McCuller performs at Yoshi’s. McCuller is both a soloist and a well-known backup vocalist for James Taylor, Phil Collins and others. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

David Healy:
The Wales-based psychiatrist and professor discusses his theories involving a mismatch between real data and what is passing as medical evidence. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Susan Reverby:
The Wellesley College professor discusses the U.S. apology to Guatemala for U.S. inoculation syphilis studies done in Guatemala in 1946-48, and why the apology matters. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Dick Evans:
The photographer talks about “San Francisco and the Bay Area: The Haight-Ashbury Edition.” Music journalist Ben Fong-Torres is scheduled to make an appearance. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Poets Arisa White (“Hurrah’s Nest”) and QR Hand (“Whose Really Blues”) read from their work. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the colleges

R.H. Quaytman:
The artist, writer and curator, whose projects include the artist’s book “Spine” and directorship of the New York gallery Orchard, gives a talk. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Svetlana Boym: The Harvard professor re-examines dissent in 20th-century Russia and Eastern Europe and connects it to recent public protests in the world. [6 p.m., Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University, Stanford]

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

At the public library

Film screening:
Mission Branch Book Club screens “Millennium: The Story,” a documentary profiling Swedish writer Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”). [6:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Dance documentary:
“Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance,” a documentary about the Joffrey Ballet company and how it revolutionized American ballet, screens at the Balboa Theater. [7 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Earplay ensemble presents an evening of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music. Featured composers include Morton Feldman. [Talk at 6:45 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Besto pesto: The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club and the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute host a “Battle of Chefs.” Three chefs, each representing a different region of Italy, compete. [6:30 p.m., SFIAC, 1630 Stockton St., S.F.]

Dramatic reading:
Crossroads and Off Broadway West Theatre Company host a reading of “Beggars in the House of Plenty,” John Patrick Shanley’s play about an Irish-American family. [8 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

Storytelling session:
The Porchlight storytelling series presents its March edition, a “Law and Order” themed event. Storytellers include law partners Matt Gonzalez and Whitney Leigh. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

The Monk’s Kettle:
A five-course beer-pairing dinner ($90) features Moonlight brews and a menu created by chef Adam Dulye. Dishes include braised and grilled whole goat. [3141 16th St., S.F.; (415) 865-9523]

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