Join the dance celebration for the 2012 Dance/USA conference 

click to enlarge Dance celebration: Opening-night festivities take place for the 2012 Dance/USA conference. El Tunante and ODC/Dance are among artists in the lineup. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Dance celebration: Opening-night festivities take place for the 2012 Dance/USA conference. El Tunante and ODC/Dance are among artists in the lineup.

Who’s in town

Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, speaks during the Stanford Summer Human Rights Program. [7 p.m., Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Lectures

Abraham Sofaer: The international-law expert discusses legal options that the United States can pursue with Iran, and how negotiation can be used to persuade Iran not to develop nuclear weapons. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Keith Hennessy: The choreographer presents a talk and performance introducing “Turbulence,” an economy-themed Circo Zero dance project. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Public transit meeting: Transit officials hold a meeting to update the public and receive feedback on the Geary Corridor bus rapid-transit project. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., event center at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Farmers market: The weekly market features produce, on-the-go lunch selections, flowers and live music. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UCSF Mission Bay campus, plaza at Gene Friend Way near Third Street, S.F.]

Young pianist: Rieko Tsuchida, a young college-bound pianist who has performed internationally and studied with renowned musicians, gives a recital. [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

‘Fintastic’: Sharks are the subject of this Aquarium of the Bay program, which focuses on the San Francisco Bay. [4:30 p.m., Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento St., S.F.]

‘Harpist From the Hood’: Harpist Destiny Muhammad performs. [3 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Literary events

Chris Hedges: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Eric Laursen: The journalist, activist and commentator talks about “The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Adrienne Arieff: The locally based writer talks about “The Sacred Thread,” a memoir. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Local activities

Dance celebration: Opening-night festivities take place for the 2012 Dance/USA conference. El Tunante and ODC/Dance are among artists in the lineup. [5:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Job fair: Phase2Careers hosts a job fair. Job seekers can attend workshops and meet with employers. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo; www.phase2careers.org]

Orchestral concert: The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and works by Ligeti and Schoenberg. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Swing of things: Swing in the Square hosts its June swing-dance gathering in Union Square with a DJ set, dance lessons and live music from the B-Stars, a country combo. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Aziza: Starter dishes include the duck-confit basteeya with raisin and almond, and a trio of spreads with flatbread. A recommended entree is the lamb shank with barley, prune and saffron. [5800 Geary Blvd., S.F.; (415) 752-2222]

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