Comedian Joe DeRosa performs at the Punch Line 

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Bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood appears in concert. The program features Stockhausen’s “Havona” for bass and electronics, which was written expressly for Isherwood just before the composer’s death. [8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University, Stanford]


Mission Bay:
Bob Isaacson and Ginny Stearns from the Mission Creek Conservancy provide a visual cruise through the industrial and watery past of San Francisco’s Mission Bay. [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Gary Roughead: The U.S. Navy admiral and current chief of naval operations speaks at the Marines’ Memorial Association. [5:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.; reservations: (415) 673-6672, ext. 229]

Linda Hawes Clever: The UCSF medical professor presents “The Fatigue Prescription,” a doctor’s advice on how to deal with competing demands and how to refresh your life. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Gary Snyder:
The poet appears in conversation. The program includes a screening of the documentary “The Practice of the Wild,” which features Snyder. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Damion Searls:
The translator talks about Norwegian novelist Jon Fosse’s “Aliss at the Fire.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Music master class:
Jeffrey Thomas, director of the American Bach Soloists, leads baroque-music students in a master class. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

‘Art From Within’:
Program showcases arts programs of Five Keys charter schools   high schools for adults inside county jails and post-release sites. [5:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Stand-up comedy:
Comedian Joe DeRosa performs a show. His credits include HBO’s “Premium Blend” and Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party” tour. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Art of quilting:
In conjunction with its “Textural Rhythms” exhibit, the Museum of the African Diaspora hosts a quilting demonstration by the African American Quilting Guild of Oakland [2 to 4 p.m.). [685 Mission St., S.F.]

Short orders: All 10 Oscar-nominated short films are screening in two separate programs — live-action (“The Crush” is pictured) and animated. [Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California St., S.F.; Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; (415) 267-4893]

Dining out

Daffodil Restaurant:
Chef Jeramiah Wheeless’ menu features seasonal, local, organic and comfort food. The red-wine-braised short ribs, a signature dish, are  highlighted today. They are served with buttermilk mashed potatoes and steamed baby broccoli. [665 Bush St., S.F.; (415) 343-0130]

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