June 4: 'Mr. Irresistible' and other SF events 

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  • “Mr. Irresistible,” D’Arcy Drollinger and Christopher Winslow’s comic sci-fi stage musical about a lonely secretary and a robotic Romeo, kicks off a run at the Alcazar Theatre.
Who’s in town

Geoff Dyer appears, discussing his new nonfiction book, “Another Great Day at Sea.” Litquake presents the evening as part of its Epicenter series. [7 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]


Paul Bushong: The U.S. security coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority provides a look inside the Palestinian Authority and discusses its latest security sector developments. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Thomas A. Nazario: The author of “Living on a Dollar A Day” presents strategies he believes could help end much of the poverty experienced by one-sixth of the world’s population. [6 p.m. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Kathryn Ma: The debut novelist talks about “The Year She Left Us.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Jaya Padmanabhan: The journalist presents “Transactions of Belonging,” her debut collection of fiction. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Maya Chinchilla: The Guatemalan-American cultural worker, educator and poet celebrates the release of “The Cha Cha Files.” Guests include performer-activist Dino Foxx. [7 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Fran Moreland Johns: The author of “Perilous Times: An Inside Look at Abortion Before — and After — Roe v. Wade” discusses abortion rights. [1 p.m., SFSU, Downtown Campus, Room 677, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Indian elections: Speakers discuss the underlying dynamics and overall consequences of India’s recent elections. [Noon, CISAC Conference Room, Encina Hall Central, 616 Serra St., Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Literary series: RADAR Reading series, featuring underground and emerging writers, presents “RADAR SuperStars,” its birthday program. Guests include writer Achy Obejas. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Hops and history: Local historian John Freeman discusses the history of beer brewing in San Francisco. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Sci-fi musical

“Mr. Irresistible,” D’Arcy Drollinger and Christopher Winslow’s comic sci-fi stage musical about a lonely secretary and a robotic Romeo, kicks off a run at the Alcazar Theatre. [8 p.m., 650 Geary St., S.F.]

Local activities

Computer art: San Francisco artist and illustrator David Newman, who paints iPad portraits of innovators in Silicon Valley from life _ not from photographs _ demonstrates his work. [7 p.m., Apple Store, 1 Stockton St., S.F.]

Career coaching: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Forum. Skilled coaches offer job-search strategies tailored to each job seeker, in a group setting. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 235 Montgomery St., seventh floor, S.F.]

Play on film: Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in a production of Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” about the longtime relationship between an elderly southern Jewish woman and her compassionate African-American chauffeur, which has been filmed, live, for cinema audiences. [7 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Papalote Mexican Grill: Tacos, quesadillas and burritos top the menu, with styles ranging from veggie to chile verde to mole. The grilled-steak burrito is a customer favorite. The beans and rice are vegan. [3409 24th St., S.F., (415) 776-0106; 1777 Fulton St., S.F., (415) 970-8815]

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