March 24: Gina Chavez and other SF events 

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  • Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez celebrates the release of “Up.Rooted,” her new album of pan-Latin songs.
Who’s in town

Minneapolis-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith performs songs from his new album, “Heart Murmurs.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Lectures

Arthur M. Shapiro: The professor of evolution and ecology gives a talk titled “Ecological Communities and the March of Time.” [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Food waste: Speakers discuss how to utilize, intercept and redistribute food that would otherwise end up in the compost bin. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Mariana Mazzucato: The Britain-based economist and professor gives a lecture titled “The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths,” presented by Long Now. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Literary events

Poetry night: Poet and cultural critic Jeanne Powell and artist, writer and musician Giovanni Moro read from “Two Seasons,” their new chapbook. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Keane’s 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Terry Winters: The painter, draftsman and printmaker, whose works combine physical gestures and cognitive images and are rich in ambiguity and allusion, speaks. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Graduate recital: Andrés Ramírez performs a recital of vocal music. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the library

Film screening: “Argo” (2012), inspired by the true story of a CIA agent who posed as a film director to rescue six American hostages in Tehran, is the featured film. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Math tutor: A math teacher visits the library to provide free assistance with math homework. [4 to 6 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Acoustic night

Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez celebrates the release of “Up.Rooted,” her new album of pan-Latin songs. Folk-rock singer Johanna Chase shares the bill. [7 p.m., Osteria, 3277 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Local activities

New music: The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players presents “Project Anton,” a night of new and modern music. Featured composers include Anton Webern. [7:15 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Kyogen comedies: Theatre of Yugen presents “SOYRA! 2014,” featuring Japanese kyogen comedies performed in English. Feudal society and folk tales are key elements. [7 p.m., NOHSpace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Dance awards: The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, a.k.a. the Izzies, honor local dance artists. The evening includes a ceremony, performances and reception. [6 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.; www.izzies.org]

Baroque ensemble: The Marin Baroque ensemble appears at the Music at Meyer series, performing Jewish music from the baroque era. [7:30 p.m., Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Social Kitchen & Brewery: The new menu item pork-sisig lettuce cups are recommended today. They are served with spicy aioli. Also look for a couple of longtime favorites: the mac and cheese and the Social Burger. [1326 Ninth Ave., S.F.; (415) 681-0330]

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