Lauryn Hill performs at the Warfield 

PERSON IN TOWN

R&B and hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill performs at the Warfield. [9 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.]
 
LECTURES

Chris Ham:
The British professor and CEO of the King’s Fund gives a talk titled “Lessons From England: Holding Health Care Providers Responsible for Quality and Costs.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
 
Capitalism and climate:
Speakers discuss sustainable approaches and what corporations will need to do to remain competitive in an era of climate change. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
 
Baha’i faith: Speakers discuss the history, tenets, and values of the Baha’i faith, the second-largest minority religion in Iran. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
 
LITERARY

Joyce Carol Oates:
The National Book Award recipient talks about “A Widow’s Story,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
 
Rhys Bowen: The crime novelist talks about “Bless the Bride.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]
 
Allen Ruff: The author and editor talks about “We Called Each Other Comrade: Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]
 
Yiyun Li: The novelist and translator talks about her work with Chinese writer and frequent Nobel candidate Shen Congwen, whose work was banned in China. [12:30 p.m., 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., S.F.]
 
‘Two New Yorkers’: Fiction writers Aryn Kyle (“Boys and Girls Like You and Me”) and David Goodwillie (“American Subversive”) share their work. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]
 
COLLEGES

Frederica von Stade:
The mezzo-soprano appears in an evening of coaching, career advice, and stories from her career. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]
 
PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Humans in space:
“Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space,” explores the history of U.S.-Russian cooperative space travel. [3 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
Robert Dawson: The photographer discusses his photographic survey of public libraries. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
CITY

Key player:
Pianist Elisso Virsaladze makes her San Francisco debut, playing music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Schumann. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
 
Three dances:
San Francisco Ballet presents “Program 6”: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Ghosts,” Helgi Tomasson’s “7 for Eight,” and Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma.” [8 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
 
Creative women:
“Women Who Frame the World,” a two-day symposium on creativity, presented by ODC, begins. Professor and author Carol Gilligan gives the keynote talk. [Noon onward, ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

DINING OUT

Dosa on Fillmore:
Tuesday profits from Emily and Anjan Mitra’s regular menu are going to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund this month. Recommended dishes include Hyderabadi chicken biryani, a meal containing bone-in natural chicken, basmati rice, raita, cashews, peas, and other ingredients. The spiced lamb chops, too, are recommended. Also tonight: a “Discover@Dosa” dinner. [1700 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 441-3672]

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