Journey with George and other local events 

click to enlarge “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,”

Journey with George
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” Martin Scorsese’s
208-minute documentary about the Beatle, musician, seeker and philanthropist, screens at the Roxie Theater. [7 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Who's in town

  • Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw performs a solo acoustic show. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


  • Black S.F.: University of San Francisco faculty and community leaders take part in “The State
    of Black San Francisco II,” a
    discussion about education, housing, politics and other topics.
    [5:30 p.m., African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]
  • High-speed rail: Speakers provide an economic analysis of California’s high-speed rail project and discuss lessons learned from existing systems. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Rafe Sagarin: The author of “Learning From the Octopus” discusses how observing nature can make us more adaptable as a society and better able to prepare for catastrophe. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Leo Litwak: The novelist presents “Home for Sale.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Mark Purdy and Fitzgerald Hill: Sportswriter Purdy and former college coach Hill discuss “Crackback!: How College Football Blindsides the Hopes of Black Coaches.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

At the colleges

  • Catherine Chung: The author talks about “Forgotten Country,” her debut novel. [Noon, Room 304, Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]
  • Nicolle Foland: The soprano conducts a master class for Stanford vocal students. [4:15 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Stanford]
  • Nursing degrees: The University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing hosts an informational meeting, for both RNs and non-nurses, covering master’s and doctoral degree programs. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain 203, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Chinese jade: Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui talks about jade — its formation and classification, the art it has inspired and how to care for the stone. [6:30 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Dances for dollars: Dancers from local companies take part in “Dances From the Heart,” a performance benefiting HIV/AIDS services. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.;]
  • Lunch and lecture: Sutter Health presents its Mills-Peninsula Women’s Luncheon and Lecture. Doctor-author Michael Roizen (“RealAge”) speaks. [11 a.m., S.F. Airport Marriot Hotel, 1800 Old
    Bayshore Highway, Burlingame]

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