Music, lectures and other San Francisco events 

click to enlarge Lights, a Canadian electro-pop singer-songwriter, performs an acoustic show featuring selections from her album “Siberia.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Lights, a Canadian electro-pop singer-songwriter, performs an acoustic show featuring selections from her album “Siberia.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

San Francisco events for April 30, 2013.

Who’s in town

  • Eve Bunting delivers the Effie Lee Morris Lecture, hosted by the San Francisco Public Library in celebration of children’s books. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Lectures

  • Keillor and Trillin: Writer, storyteller and radio host Garrison Keillor and humorist and New Yorker staff writer Calvin Trillin appear together, joined by pianist Peter Duchin. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Tom Malinowski: The Washington director of Human Rights Watch discusses his trip to Myanmar and what the United States can do to inspire a full transition to democracy there. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
  • Data access: Speakers discuss how we can encourage companies to use accessible government data to make broader spectrums of their own data more publicly accessible. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

  • Daphne Miller: The physician and author of “The Jungle Effect” discusses “Farmacology.” [6 p.m., Commission Board Room, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.; RSVP: www.bookpassage.com]
  • Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: The author and activist discusses “The End of San Francisco.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

  • Art reception: A reception highlights “Interwoven Connections,” an exhibition of contemporary fiber art created by four student artists. [5 to 7 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the public library

  • Volunteer orientation: The San Francisco Public Library hosts an orientation session covering library volunteer opportunities for adults. [12:30 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]
  • Preschool Storytime: Session features stories and songs for ages 3 to 5. [10 a.m., Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St., S.F.]

Community

  • Summer arts: Summer of Art at United Nations Plaza launches its 2013 season with a celebration of Bay Area National Dance Week. Featured act: Alonzo King Lines Ballet School. [Noon, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

Acoustic pop

  • Lights, a Canadian electro-pop singer-songwriter, performs an acoustic show featuring selections from her album “Siberia.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Local activities

  • Lunchtime music: Violinist Daniel Lewin, cellist Erin Wang and pianist Helene Wickett perform works by Schoenberg and Debussy. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]
  • Indie band: Wakey!Wakey!, an alternative-pop group from Brooklyn, brings its “Wake Up” tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]
  • Reel world: The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival continues through May 9. The gentle Swiss comedy “Rosie” is among the films screening today (6 p.m., Kabuki). [1:30 p.m. onward; www.sfiff.org] 
  • Mural celebration: A re-dedication ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. for the restored mural “500 Years of Resistance.” A reception follows. [Ceremony at St. Peter’s Rectory, 1200 Florida St., S.F.; reception at Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St., S.F.]
  • Skool Restaurant: The seared white bass with asparagus, ginger and chive in a warm sesame broth is highlighted today. The dish also contains steamed clams, tobiko and a wasabi element. [1725 Alameda St., S.F.; (415) 255-8800]

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