Jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor appears at the Rrazz Room 

Jacqui Naylor (Courtesy photo) - JACQUI NAYLOR (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • Jacqui Naylor (Courtesy photo)
  • Jacqui Naylor (Courtesy photo)

Person in town

Soprano Renee Fleming, currently starring in the San Francisco Opera presentation of “Lucrezia Borgia,” appears in an onstage conversation. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Werner Hoyer: Germany’s deputy foreign secretary speaks. Topics include how to achieve economic growth in the eurozone and the importance of the transatlantic partnership. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

‘Drop-in fuels’: Speakers assess the potential for running vehicles on advanced biofuels made from algae and other sources. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Alex Evans: The political pollster speaks at this month’s edition of the “Brews and Views” forum. “The 2012 Elections” is the theme. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Alonzo King: The artistic director of Lines Ballet discusses the world premiere of his ballet set to the music of the Sephardic tradition. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova: The artists discuss the ways in which a traditional form, in this case, ceramics can continue to invigorate contemporary art. [7 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ben Lerner: The novelist talks about “Leaving the Atocha Station.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Jesmyn Ward: The novelist talks about “Salvage the Bones.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Ben Fong-Torres: The rock critic talks about “Eagles: Taking It to the Limit.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Music tribute: The annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert honors the slain Wall Street Journal reporter. Stanford music faculty and students perform. [8 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

‘Thursdays @ Noon Films’: “One Woman One Vote,” a 1995 documentary about the struggle for women’s suffrage in the United States, is the featured film. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Great Teen Book Swap’: Teens receive free books with the understanding that they will give the library a bookmark review by the end of the month. [2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

City events

Jazz vocalist: Jacqui Naylor celebrates the release of her eighth recording “Lucky Girl” in a special concert benefiting the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium (www.DVCPartners.org). [8 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Candidate forum: The candidates for San Francisco mayor discuss Muni, parks, pensions, open government, the budget and other issues. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Soiree fundraiser: The inaugural San Francisco Soiree features food, drinks, auctions and entertainment. It benefits the American Cancer Society. [5:30 to 9 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., S.F.; gala.acsevents.org/sanfrancisco]

Fin city: “NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Sharktoberfest NightLife,” a night of sharks and beer. Speakers include shark expert John McCosker. Opulent Temple provides music. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Dining out

Zare at Fly Trap: Chef-owner Hoss Zare recommends the white eggplant with ground-lamb-sausage ragu from his new menu. It is topped with mozzarella and basil and finished with spicy bread crumbs. Harissa-infused Greek yogurt completes the dish. Also recommended: pomegranate-marinated chicken breast, with fessenjoon sauce, green farika, broccoli rabe, raisins and house-mixed advieh (Persian spices). [606 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 243-0580]

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