CounterPulse presents ‘Words First,’ a solo-theater series 

Who’s in town

Charles Ferguson
, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “Inside Job,” gives a sold-out talk at the Commonwealth Club. [6 p.m., 595 Market St., S.F.]


Food trends:
“Spoon Fed” author Kim Severson, Cowgirl Creamery founder Sue Conley and Tartine Bakery’s Chad Robertson talk about artisan food. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Italian cuisine: “Delizie del Carnevale: Foods and Traditions of Italian Carnival” is the theme of a talk presented by the Italian Cultural Institute. [6:30 p.m., ICI, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 788-7142, ext. 18]

Literary events

Thea Singer:
The health and science journalist talks about “Stress Less.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Mystery novelists: Penny Warner (“How to Survive a Killer Seance”), Diana Orgain (“Formula for Murder”), and Hannah Jayne (“Under Wraps”) talk about their books. [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Book talk: Humanities West presents a discussion of the book “The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture” by Jerrilynn Dodds. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Marsh McCall:
The Stanford professor delivers “How to Lead a Good Life: Lessons From the Greeks,” his popular lecture. [7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford]

Art show: “The Magnificent Seven: Kris Martin: Hammarby” features artwork by Martin, a Belgium-based artist whose work reminds us of death’s inevitability. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Dance program: “ImprovisAsians,” a collaboration between Asian Improv aRts and SFSU’s World Music and Dance Program, presents a dance recital. [1 p.m., SFSU, Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Eddie Madril:
The Native American storyteller and dancer talks about Native American food, music and dance. [10:30 a.m., Main Library, Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Adah Bakalinsky: The author of “Stairway Walks of San Francisco” talks about the updated edition of her book. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Playwright speaks:
Eve Ensler, famous for “The Vagina Monologues,” talks about her new book “I Am an Emotional Creature.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

College comedy: The San Francisco Regional Rival Match of the Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition presents a face-off: SFSU vs. UC Santa Cruz. [8 p.m., Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Gait keepers: Photographer Raul Alvarez documents the end of Bay Meadows Racetrack in “Bay Meadows: The Race Is Over,” a show at the San Mateo County History Museum. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Lone stars: “Words First,” a solo-theater series, presents its latest edition in a program featuring Sarah Weidman’s “The Real Story of First-Year Teaching,” Vanessa Khaleel’s “Breaking Up,” Ericka Lutz’s “A Widow’s To-Do List” and Howard Petrick’s “Rambo: The Missing Years.”  [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Dining out

Chef Ruggero Gadaldi is highlighting squid-ink risotto, a Venetian dish he’d recommend anyone who visits Pesce, or Venice, he says. Ingredients include carnaroli rice, squid, squid ink, and vegetable stock. [2227 Polk St., S.F.; (415) 928-8025]

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