March 25: Plastic Camera Show and other SF events 

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  • RayKo Photo Center hosts its “International Juried Plastic Camera Show.” Images taken with plastic cameras with plastic lenses (“the more obsolete, flawed and low-tech, the better”) are on view.
Who’s in town

South African jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist Hugh Masekela, celebrating his 75th birthday, performs in the first of two S.F. gigs. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Lectures

Transit data: Speakers discuss how “big data” gathered from mobile devices, sensors and Clipper cards helps transportation officials make smarter decisions about transit operations. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Therese Poletti: The author of “Art Deco San Francisco” speaks at the San Francisco History Association’s March meeting. “Grand Emporiums of San Francisco” is her topic. [7:45 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

David Liittschwager: The National Geographic photographer discusses his “One Cubic Foot: Life Under the Golden Gate Bridge” project. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (877) 227-1831]

Literary events

Nicole Mones: The novelist talks about “Night in Shanghai.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Cara Black: The novelist talks about “Murder in Pigalle.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Bill Yenne: The Noe Valley author discusses “Big Week: Six Days that Changed the Course of World War II” and “Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force.” [7:30 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Vamsee Juluri: The media-studies professor discusses his new book, “Bollywood Nation: India Through Its Cinema.” [5 p.m., USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Art reception: An opening reception takes place for “Vibrant Fusion,” a group exhibition featuring printmaking inspired by the street art in the Mission District. [5 to 7 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

Film premiere: The program features a screening of “Love Me Tenderloin,” Henri Quenette’s documentary about the San Francisco neighborhood. [5:45 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Photo show

RayKo Photo Center hosts its “International Juried Plastic Camera Show.” Images taken with plastic cameras with plastic lenses (“the more obsolete, flawed and low-tech, the better”) are on view. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 428 Third St., S.F.]

Local activities

American classics: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus joined by singer-composer Ann Hampton Callaway presents “Luster,” a concert celebrating 20th-century American music. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Romantic drama: “Le Week-End,” a dramatic film from Britain about a long-married couple visiting Paris in an effort to rekindle their marriage, is playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 352-0835]

Midday music: Pianist Hubert Kennemer plays works by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Chez Maman: The pork chop, with Brussels sprouts and apple-cider mustard sauce, is recommended. Also look for the mussels, served four different ways. [Chez Maman East: 1453 18th St., S.F., (415) 824-7166; Chez Maman West: 401 Gough St., S.F., (415) 355-9067]

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