June 4: Fantastical 'Terminus' at Magic Theatre and more San Franciso events 

click to enlarge Magic Theatre presents “Terminus,” Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe’s drama in which a trio enters a fantastical world. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Magic Theatre presents “Terminus,” Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe’s drama in which a trio enters a fantastical world.

Who’s in town

  • Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, who has written five books on the evolution of human sexuality, appears in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


  • Digital dialogue: Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, co-authors of “The New Digital Age,” talk with Climate One’s Greg Dalton. The event is to be videotaped for future broadcast. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]
  • George Packer: The New Yorker staff writer argues that seismic economic shifts have created an America of winners and losers — a superpower at risk of coming apart at the seams. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
  • Stem cells: “The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?” is the theme of today’s Ask a Scientist event. Regenerative-medicine experts Uta Grieshammer and Kevin Whittlesey speak. [7 p.m., SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., S.F.]
  • Art lecture: Museum docent Marsha Holm discusses the upcoming exhibition “Impressionists on the Water.” [1 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Global education: Teach for All co-founder Wendy Kopp and social entrepreneurs discuss a global movement for educational equity. [Noon, Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, 459 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Literary events

  • Lucy Ellmann: The novelist talks about “Mimi.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
  • Bob Harris: The author and radio commentator, joined by Kiva CEO Matt Flannery, discusses “The International Bank of Bob.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]
  • Book group: The Women We’d Like to Lunch With Book Club discusses “Arcadia,” by Lauren Groff. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Medicare supplements: Workshop, featuring Medicare solutions specialist Joe D’Aura, explains how Medicare supplements work. [11 a.m., Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]
  • Film and talk: Filmmaker Shani Heckman presents “America’s Most Unwanted,” her short documentary about homeless LGBT youths. A discussion follows. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Fantastical journey

  • Magic Theatre presents “Terminus,” Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe’s drama in which a trio enters a fantastical world. [7 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Local activities

  • WikiLeaks story: “We Steal Secrets,” Alex Gibney’s new documentary about Julian Assange’s controversial WikiLeaks website, is playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 352-0835]
  • Baseball game: The Giants play the Toronto Blue Jays. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]
  • Funny girls: Female comedians have the spotlight in a “Ladies Love the Punch Line” showcase. Marga Gomez, Mary-Alice McNab, Layla Baird and others perform. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
  • Hakkasan San Francisco: Recommended dishes include steamed dim sum platter — scallop shumai, har gau, Chinese chive dumpling, black-pepper duck dumpling — and jasmine-tea-smoked beef short rib. [1 Kearny St., S.F.; (415) 829-8148]

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