Classical pianist Jon Nakamatsu performs at Yoshi’s 

Who’s in town

Novelist William Dietrich talks about his new thriller, “Blood of the Reich.” [7 p.m., “M” is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]


Adiel Tel-Oren:
The physician and holistic scientist talks about omega-3 unsaturated fats and why they may not be as good for you as we are told. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Alexander Garvin: The urban planner discusses the importance of public parks in the functioning of cities and highlights the role of sustainability in park design and planning. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Scott Martelle:
The veteran journalist presents “The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Beth McMullen: The novelist presents “Original Sin.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Andrew Baggarly: The San Jose Mercury News reporter talks about “A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

David Darlington: The Wine & Spirits correspondent shares “An Ideal Wine: One Generation’s Pursuit of Perfection — and Profit — in California.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival:
Jazz singer Pamela Rose presents “Wild Women of Song,” her multimedia show celebrating the contributions of women in popular music. [7:30 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University]

Early music: As part of its lecture series, the American Bach Soloists’ Bach festival presents “Leipzig’s Collegium Musicum,” with early oboe player Debra Nagy. [5 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

Rock clips:
Rock historian Richie Unterberger presents film clips featuring the music of The Who. [7 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Make a storybook: Kids ages 4 and up can learn to make storybooks with easily found materials in this program led by musician, artist, writer and storyteller Carlos Ramirez. [4 p.m., Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Local activities

Salsa night:
Salsa in the Square presents an evening of salsa music and dancing in Union Square. The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble performs. [6 to 8 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Career coaching: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Forum, a panel-conducted discussion open to those experiencing employment problems. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 235 Montgomery St., 12th floor, S.F.]

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers. [12:45 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Piano concert: Classical pianist Jon Nakamatsu performs at Yoshi’s, playing works by Schubert, Rameau, Schumann-Liszt and Mendelssohn [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Dining out

Restaurateurs Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani and chef Orlando Pagan serve seasonal New American cuisine. A recommended appetizer is the sauteed foie gras served on a napoleon of dashi-braised daikon radish and barbecued eel. For an entree, try the signature dish: broiled sake-marinated Alaskan black cod and shrimp dumplings in shiso broth. [689 Mission St., S.F., (415) 284-4040]

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