Good Day: Feb. 25, 2010 

Who's in town
R&B singer-songwriter Teedra Moses performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Lectures
‘Inside NATO’: Ambassadors Ivo Daalder, Stephano Stefanini and Per Poulsen-Hansen discuss the role of the NATO alliance in today’s world. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Amartya Sen: The Nobel laureate, who is known for his work on “welfare economics,” critiques mainstream theories of justice, arguing that they have led us in the wrong direction. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Literary events
Annie Barrows:
The coauthor of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” speaks. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Marisa Matarazzo: The fiction writer talks about “Drenched,” a collection of interrelated short stories. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


At the colleges
Health care:
“Health Care in Canada vs. the United States” is the theme of a panel talk focusing on politics and policies. [5 p.m., Stanford Medical School, Alway M104, Stanford University, Stanford]


At the public library
Paul Miller:
The historian discusses his new book, “The Postwar Struggle for Civil Rights: African Americans in San Francisco, 1945-1975.” [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic B, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Music and discussion: The Cypress String Quartet, conductor Robert Cole and composer Elena Ruehr appear in an evening of conversation and performance. [6:15 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Local activities
Russian ambassador: Sergey I. Kislyak,
Russia’s ambassador to the United States, speaks at the World Affairs Council. [6 p.m., 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

New dance: Jess Curtis/Gravity presents an evening of intercontinental dance collaborations. The program includes the U.S. premiere of “Mobile,” Claire Cunningham’s award-winning solo. [8 p.m., CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Black History Month show: Comedian W. Kamau Bell presents his “Blacktastic Black History Month Blacktacular ... Black!” and celebrates the iTunes release of his new CD. [8 p.m., StageWerx Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

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