Giants' Larry Baer talks philanthropy, Thee Oh Sees at Brick and Mortar and other San Francisco events 

click to enlarge Thee Oh Sees, singer-songwriter John Dwyer’s pop-folk psychedelic band, perform at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Floating Coffin” is the group’s new album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Thee Oh Sees, singer-songwriter John Dwyer’s pop-folk psychedelic band, perform at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Floating Coffin” is the group’s new album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

San Francisco events for April 29, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Austrian pianist Till Fellner appears in concert performing works by Haydn, Mozart, Bach and Schumann. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran: The Washington Post correspondent discusses the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the future of democracy in the Middle East. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • Marvin Odum: The president of Shell Oil Co. discusses how innovation, technology and policy can work together toward a clean and prosperous economy. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Science course: University of the Commons presents the first session of “Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment,” a four-Monday “science literary” course. [5:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.; www.uotc.org]

Literary events

  • Adam Grant: The business professor and researcher discusses “Give and Take.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Book group: The Hands On Bay Area Book Club discusses “White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

  • Larry Baer: The president and CEO of the Giants speaks about the team’s community connections and philanthropic work. [11 a.m., McLaren Conference Center, Room 251, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]
  • Master class: Sandra Miller, who specializes in the Baroque flute, conducts a master class with flute students. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]
  • Gary Kurutz: The emeritus curator at the California State Library talks about 19th-century public figure and land developer Adolph Sutro. [1 p.m., Sutro Library, fifth floor, J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU, 1630 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Jon Klassen: The children’s book creators discuss “The Dark.” [4:30 p.m., Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame]
  • Russian folk music: Folksinger Jonnie Pekelny performs Russian folk music, accompanied by Toku Woo on guitar. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave. S.F.]

Indie band

  • Thee Oh Sees, singer-songwriter John Dwyer’s pop-folk psychedelic band, perform at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Floating Coffin” is the group’s new album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Benefit luncheon: Mills-Peninsula’s Women’s Center hosts its Women’s Health Luncheon and Lecture. Author Anna Quindlen speaks. [11 a.m., San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame; (650) 696-5908]
  • Live session: Comedian Nato Green hosts “The Nato Sessions,” a series of conversations and live podcast recordings with “famous smart people.” Today’s guest: author Helene Wecker. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]
  • Country rock: The Southern-rock and country band Blackberry Smoke performs at the Fillmore. “Southern Ground” is the group’s most recent album. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]
  • Roy’s: Hawaiian fusion cuisine is at this South of Market restaurant. The Hawaiian-style misoyaki butterfish with sizzling soy vinaigrette is recommended today. It’s a signature dish. [575 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 777-0277]

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