Blue Man Group plays the Golden Gate Theatre 

Who’s in town

English lyric soprano Kate Royal performs “The Truth About Love,” a musical love story featuring works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Debussy, Bridge and Britten. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

James Stewart:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explores the age-old tensions between greed and justice while seeking to reaffirm the importance of truth. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
 
EcoTuesday: Networking event is designed for sustainable-business leaders. Jeff Mendelsohn, CEO of New Leaf Paper, is this month’s speaker. [6:30 p.m., Presidio Space, 249 Ninth St., S.F.; www.ecotuesday.com]
 
Literary events



Claudia Sternbach:
The memoirist and feature writer talks about “Reading Lips: A Memoir of Kisses.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
 
Jake Shears and Tim Hailand: Scissor Sisters vocalist Shears and portrait photographer Hailand present “One Day in the Life of Jake Shears.” [6:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]
 
Book group:
Fourth Tuesday Book Club discusses “Russian Winter,” by Daphne Kalotay. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

Professional-studies degrees:
Enrollment counselors discuss professional-studies master’s degree programs offered by USF. [6 p.m., USF, Admission Presentation Room, Lone Mountain 216, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Art exhibit: “Scramble,” on view through June 12, features work created by five graduating artists for their final MFA thesis. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thomas Welton gallery, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]
 
At the public library

Japanese American stories:
Program presents the recently published book “Making Home From War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement.” [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
ITVS Community Cinema: Program features a screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville,” a documentary about a town coming to terms with a new wave of immigration. [5:45 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
Cartooning workshop: “Gustafer Yellowgold” cartoonist Morgan Taylor guides aspiring cartoonists through the process of cartoon-character building. [1 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 45 Leland Ave., S.F.]
 
 
Local activities

Feeling blue:
Blue Man Group comes to town. Three people sporting blue skin combine comedy, music, and technology into a performance spectacle. [8 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]
 
Baseball science: The Exploratorium hosts special events exploring the science of baseball. Scheduled guests include Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens. [11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]
 
Comedy show: Zhangster, a comedian and writer who is part of the CockyAsians team, performs a standup show. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
 
Indie rock: The Twilight Singers perform at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Dining out

Masa’s Restaurant:
Spain’s prized Iberico ham has inspired a six-course tasting menu ($105) created by chef Gregory Short and team. Dishes, each featuring an Iberico component, include ham croquette; “ham and eggs”; chilled Marcona almond soup; sauteed Australian hiramasa; pan-seared ribeye of pork braised shoulder; and baked strawberry “pop tarts” with ham ice cream. [648 Bush St., S.F.; (415) 989-7154]

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