National Theatre Live presents ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ 

click to enlarge Theater on screen: National Theatre Live, from the United Kingdom, presents a live broadcast of a stage production of “She Stoops to Conquer,” Oliver Goldsmith’s comic play. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Theater on screen: National Theatre Live, from the United Kingdom, presents a live broadcast of a stage production of “She Stoops to Conquer,” Oliver Goldsmith’s comic play.

Who’s in town

Denmark-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Oh Land performs at the Independent. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Lectures



James Hormel:
The first openly gay U.S. ambassador appears in conversation with KQED’s Scott Shafer. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 292-1233 or arts@jccsf.org]

Andrea Rees Davies: The historian and author of “Saving San Francisco” challenges the long-lived myth that the 1906 earthquake erased social differences as it leveled The City. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its April discussion. “Israel, Iran, and the U.S.: What’s Next?” is the theme. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Dance conversation: “Leaders at the Lab,” a dance conversation series hosted by Margaret Jenkins, welcomes choreographers Anna Halprin and Brenda Way. [7 p.m., Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 Eighth St., S.F.]

Barb Stuckey:
The professional food developer discusses how to improve your tasting palate by discerning flavors, detecting ingredients and creating new taste combinations. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Music master class:
Cellist Tanya Tomkins conducts a baroque master class. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Elizabeth Blackburn: The biology and physiology professor and Nobel Laureate gives a talk titled “Chromosome Ends and Human Health and Disease.” [9 a.m., Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, UC San Francisco, 600 16th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal:
The authors of “The Essential Urban Farmer” share their book. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rachel Kramer Bussel and Susie Bright: The sex columnist and the sex commentator talk about “Best Sex Writing 2012.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Scavenger hunt:
The library hosts a scavenger hunt featuring trivia questions, clues and prizes, in celebration of National Library Week. The event is for children of all ages. [1 to 5 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: The poetry-writing group welcomes seniors. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Theater on screen:
National Theatre Live, from the United Kingdom, presents a live broadcast of a stage production of “She Stoops to Conquer,” Oliver Goldsmith’s comic play. [7 p.m., Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Cuban band:
David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera, an ensemble that has played an essential role in the evolution of modern Cuban music, performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Yayne Abeba, Carla Clayy, Casey Grim and Lisa Geduldig supply the humor. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St. S.F.]

Dining out

Le P’tit Laurent:
Chef Julio Caceres cooks French cuisine, and his Tax Season Menu 2012 ($20.12) is available today. Desserts include creme caramel, cheesecake and caramelized French toast. [699 Chenery St., S.F.; (415) 334-3235]

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