Economics Nobel Prize winner Spence to speak 

Who's in town


Michael Spence: Professor at New York University and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences speaks at the World Affairs Council. “Rebalancing the Global Economy” is the theme of his lecture.
[6 p.m., 312 Sutter St., S.F.]




‘Social Media for Social Good’: Social-media experts look at the tools, tricks and triumphs of social media as an essential component of any organization’s mission today. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Annie Jacobsen: The author of “Area 51” looks into the goings-on at the top-secret Nevada desert U.S. Air Force base. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events


Roy Blount Jr.: The writer and humorist talks about “Alphabetter Juice.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Three poets: Richard Froude, Jennifer Denrow and Jesse Morse read from their poetry volumes. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Four poets: Meridian Poetry Series, benefiting the Meridian Gallery, welcomes poets Neeli Cherkovski, Sarah Menefee, Julie Rogers and David Meltzer. [7 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., S.F.]

At the colleges


Meet the artist: Sal Garcia, known as the “Mayor of 24th Street” during his days as a curator in San Francisco’s Mission district, discusses his artwork. [10 a.m., Foothill College, Room 3523, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills]

Nursing program: USF’s School of Nursing presents an overview of its master’s and doctoral degree options. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain campus, No. 203, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Spring concert: The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble performs. [8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University]

At the public library


Job seekers lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, preparing job applications and searching online for jobs. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘May Button Magic’: Participants in this session can make a button. Draw a picture, cut one out, or bring one in. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-5738 or]

Local activities


Hip hop and soul: Rapper and soul singer Aloe Blacc performs at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Comedy night: Club Fox hosts “Comedy Monday.” Comics Kabir Kabeezy Singh, Nick Leonard, Lilibeth Henson, Samson Koletkar and Wes Hoffman perform. Dan St. Paul hosts the evening. [8 p.m., 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Middle East stories: Golden Thread Staged Reading Series presents a reading of “The Cry of the Reed,” by Sinan Unel. [7 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.; RSVP:]

Film noir: “I Wake Up Dreaming” presents two “ultra-lost gems of prime ’50s sleaze-noir”: “The Violent Years,” written by Ed Wood, and “Dance Hall Racket,” featuring Lenny Bruce. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]

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