June 25: Gay Men's Chorus and other SF events 

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  • The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Dazzle,” a spectacle featuring songs from Broadway musicals.
Person in town

Hillary Clinton speaks in San Francisco, discussing the crises and choices as the nation’s secretary of state. [7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

C. Eugene Steuerle: The budget-policy analyst examines how federal budget decisions are affecting policymakers’ ability to address critical social issues. Frank Yeary, of Level Money, also speaks. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Colleges and sustainability: Speakers discuss the leadership colleges are demonstrating in promoting sustainability practices and how it can serve as a model for other communities. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Robert Bryce: The journalist argues that innovation and the desire to make things smaller, faster and cheaper can result in greater prosperity, liberty and environmental protection. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Visible factories: Speakers discuss the growing local practice of selling products at the site where they are made, which has given local manufacturing new visibility on city sidewalks. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary

Alan Furst: The espionage novelist talks about “Spies of the Balkans.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Damien Echols and Lorri Davis: The authors of “Yours for Eternity,” who met, fell in love and married while Echols was on death row, talk about their book. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Colleges

Film series: Global-studies summer film festival presents “Reaching for the Moon” (Brazil), a tale of stormy love between two polar-opposite women. [7 p.m., Braun Corner, Room 105, Building 320, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

Public Libraries

John Stevens: The calligrapher, logotype designer and letterform illustrator gives a talk titled “Letterforms: From Presidents to Pizza Boxes (in 30 Years).” [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

City

Benefit dinner: The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence holds its 21st-anniversary dinner and fundraiser. Honorees include former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. [6 p.m., Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., S.F.; www.smartgunlaws.org]

Reggae band: Cultura Profetica, a Puerto Rican roots-reggae band whose lyrics include both sociopolitical and romantic themes, appears. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Solo show: Terry Baum, a playwright and performer, speaks on “Hick: A Love Story,” her one-woman play about Lorena Hickok, the most famous female journalist of her day. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Broadway melodies

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Dazzle,” a spectacle featuring songs from Broadway musicals. Tony Award recipient Laura Benanti joins the chorus. [8 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Skool Restaurant: Chef Moto Nagano creates seafood dishes with international accents. The kombu black cod, a ¾ semi-cured cod, is recommended. Also look for the squid-ink spaghettini, with Monterey squid and local shrimp. [1725 Alameda St., S.F.; (415) 255-8800]

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