Kaiser Chiefs perform at the Fillmore 

click to enlarge Indie rock: Kaiser Chiefs perform at the Fillmore on Tuesday. “Start the Revolution Without Me” is the new U.S. release by the British indie-rock band. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Indie rock: Kaiser Chiefs perform at the Fillmore on Tuesday. “Start the Revolution Without Me” is the new U.S. release by the British indie-rock band.

Who’s in town

Broadway and film composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz joins the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in “Enchantingly Wicked,” a concert that includes the world premiere of “Testimony,” written for SFGMC. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Jennifer Granholm and Dan Mulhern:
Former Michigan governor Granholm and leadership expert Mulhern discuss political candidates and how to force them to address issues that matter. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Sunnie Evers: The teacher and scholar explores the enduring characteristics of villa life, with a focus on Renaissance villas decorated by such artists as Botticelli and Raphael. [6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 814 Montgomery St., S.F.]

Ellen Looyen: The branding commentator for KGO radio discusses how to position yourself as the top expert in your field and share your personal “brand story” to influence others. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Tracie McMillan:
The investigative journalist discusses “The American Way of Eating,” in conversation with Swanton Berry Farm co-owner Sandy Brown. [6 p.m., upstairs at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Jennifer duBois: The debut novelist launches “A Partial History of Lost Causes.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Eduardo Halfon: The Guatemala-born writer and Guggenheim Fellow presents “Words Without Borders.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

James Russell:
The columnist and urban analyst talks about “The Agile City: Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change.” [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Double header:
San Francisco State University hosts Chico State in a pair of softball games. [2 p.m., SFSU Softball Field, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

ITVS Community Cinema:
Program features a screening of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car.” [5:45 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Puppet show: Puppeteer, ventriloquist and magician Tony Borders presents a show for ages 3 to 11. [10 a.m., Bayview Branch, 1601 Lane St., S.F.]

Local activities

Indie rock:
Kaiser Chiefs perform at the Fillmore. “Start the Revolution Without Me” is the new U.S. release by the British indie-rock band. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Bach concert:
Noontime Concerts presents a Bach birthday concert. David Wilson (violin), Farley Pearce (cello, viola da gamba) and Yuko Tanaka (harpsichord) perform. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Culinary night: City Kitchen chef Caroline Fey talks about her culinary life during a Girls’ Night Out featuring Asian-inspired food. The Junior League of San Francisco hosts the event. [5:30 p.m., Circolo, 500 Florida St., S.F.; www.jlsf.org]

Local comics: American Me Comedy, a collaboration of up-and-coming local comics, presents a show. Johnny Ray (headliner), Wiley Roberts, Liz Grant and Jason Rogers perform. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Ozumo: Shacho’s shabu-shabu is recommended today. The dish consists of Washu rib-eye with a daikon-radish ponzu dipping sauce, swished through a simmering pot of aka-miso dashi broth. [161 Steuart St., S.F.; (415) 882-1333]

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