March 27: Coldair and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Comedian Chris D’Elia, seen on “Comedy Central Presents,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the sitcom “Whitney,” does stand-up. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


William Easterly: The economics professor, arguing that the solution to the problem of global poverty is freedom, presents an economic model focused on individual rights and limiting state power. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Dance artists: Locally based Margaret Jenkins and Jerusalem-based Amir Kolben discuss their cross-cultural choreographic collaboration and present excerpts. [6:30 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

All about tsunamis: The Exploratorium’s “Lab and Lunch” series explores the science behind tsunamis and how to predict them. Speakers include geologist Cindy Pridmore. [Noon, Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 528-4646]

Decorative arts: Martin Chapman, curator of European decorative arts and sculpture for the Fine Arts Museums, discusses 18th-century French furniture and decorative arts. [10 a.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Craig Nelson: The author and journalist talks about “The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Annabelle Gurwitch: The actress and humor writer talks about “I See You Made an Effort.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Local poets: Joan Gelfand (“The Long Blue Room”), Jack and Adelle Foley (“EYES”) and Clara Hsu (“Babouche Impromptu and Other Moroccan Sketches”) read from their collections. [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art show: Works by Chinese artists who look both to their immediate environment and to the landscapes of China’s past are on view in the exhibit “Within and Without.” [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University, Stanford]

Jazz extravaganza

Latin jazz master Paquito D’Rivera, a founding member of Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, leads Roy Hargrove’s Quartet, with special guest vocalist Roberta Gambarini, in concerts through Sunday at Yoshi’s. [8 and 10 p.m. 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Local activities

Apple crop: “Macworld/iWorld 2014” begins. The three-day conference-expo immerses attendees in the Apple product community. [10 a.m. onward, Moscone Center North, 747 Howard St., S.F.;]

Entrepreneurial event: Women from La Cocina, a nonprofit incubator kitchen, talk about the trials and rewards of starting and running a restaurant. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP at]

Dreamy folk: Coldair, the brainchild of Polish independent artist Tobiasz Bilinski, plays music reminiscent of Beirut, Sufjan Stevens and Elliott Smith. [9 p.m., Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Verbena: The koji chicken, with Sonoma grains (cooked dirty) and Bacio di Santana brown butter, is recommended today. Also look for the squid and asparagus, with root-vegetable kimchi and tartar sauce. [2323 Polk St., S.F.; (415) 441-2323]


Startup fair: Representatives from Indiegogo, Dropbox, Sailthru, Chegg, Rackspace, Ampush and more will be on hand at Uncubed, billed as “the ultimate IRL resource for job searching the startup industry.” [2 to 7:30 p.m., Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]


Psychedelic rock: The San Francisco-based rock and pop band Sleepy Sun, promoting its latest album “Maui Tears,” appears. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Rock show: The Bottom Dollars, a Brooklyn-based, neo-Americana rock ‘n’ soul quintet (self described as a mix between Wilco and the Alabama Shakes) headlines a show with The Get Down Boys, from Los Angeles, and Della Fern, from Australia. [9 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]


Opera on film: Royal Opera House director Kasper Holten presents a new production of “Don Giovanni,” Mozart’s tragicomedy about lust, murder and vengeance, recorded live in February. [7 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

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