Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik opens San Francisco Symphony series 

click to enlarge Orchestral program: The San Francisco Symphony opens a series of concerts featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler and Schnittke. Featured artist: concertmaster Alexander Barantschik, above, celebrating his 10th anniversary with the symphony. - COURTESY PHOTO
  • Courtesy photo
  • Orchestral program: The San Francisco Symphony opens a series of concerts featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler and Schnittke. Featured artist: concertmaster Alexander Barantschik, above, celebrating his 10th anniversary with the symphony.

Who’s in town

Tony-winning actor Bill Irwin stars in American Conservatory Theater’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist dark comedy “Endgame,” opening today. [8 p.m., ACT, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Lectures



James Fallows:
The journalist discusses the five-year plan announced by China to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start the next phase of its aerospace industry. [7 p.m., Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Paul Rice: The president and CEO of Fair Trade USA discusses the successes and challenges of fair trade and his organization’s growth plan for the future. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Martin Hellman: The Stanford University professor emeritus gives a talk titled “Iran Today and Its Place in the Nuclear Puzzle.” [7 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos; RSVP: www.worldaffairs.org]

Andy Cohen: The reality TV mogul, talk show host and author (“Most Talkative”) discusses his career in the world of television and celebrity. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Cal vs. Harvard debate:
“Next Steps for the Economic Recovery” is the theme of this program featuring the UC Berkeley and Harvard University debate teams. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Urban agriculture:
Speakers discuss San Francisco’s current involvement in and support for urban agriculture. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Michael Sandel:
The Harvard professor talks about “What Can’t Money Buy?” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Gayle Rubin:
The feminist anthropologist talks about “Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader.” [7:30 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

African art:
“Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,” an exhibition featuring artwork from sub-Saharan Africa, opens. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford]

At the public library

Election information:
Representatives from the Department of Elections visit the library to provide information about the June 5 open primary. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Cinema city: Jim Van Buskirk, author of “Celluloid San Francisco,” presents film clips featuring humorously horrifying depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Orchestral program:
The San Francisco Symphony opens a series of concerts featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler and Schnittke. Featured artist: concertmaster Alexander Barantschik, celebrating his 10th anniversary with the symphony. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Art opening: “The Painted Word,” an exhibit of visual art created by well-known literary figures — William Saroyan and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among them — opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., S.F.]

Rock band: Moonalice, a rock, roots and R&B band, performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Dining out

Waterbar:
Tataki of Spanish mackerel is recommended today. The mackerel, quickly seared on one side, is served with tempura avocado, radish and grapefruit. [399 Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 284-9922]

About The Author

Staff Report

Staff Report

Bio:
A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
Pin It
Favorite

More by Staff Report

Latest in Calendar

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation