San Francisco City Hall hosts ‘Poems Under the Dome’ 


Comedian Alex Reymundo performs at the Punch Line. "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy" and the award-winning "Alex Reymundo Hick-Spanic: Live in Albuquerque" are among his credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Dianne Feinstein:
The U.S. senator offers her views on what the nation should do to advance freedom abroad and pursue a clean and safe future at home. [6 p.m., Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California St., S.F.]

George Szapary: Hungary's ambassador to the United States takes an inside look at the European Union and the challenges it faces. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Andreas Kluth: The Economist correspondent explains how California got into its current fiscal mess and how it can get out of it. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Max Meyers: The executive director of the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center discusses the aquaponics system of food production. [3:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (800) 794-7576]

Miriam Avissar: The Israeli archaeologist gives a talk titled "The Lod Mosaic and Its Menagerie: Roman Influence on Local Mosaic Art." [7 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.; RSVP:]

James J. O'Donnell: The Augustine biographer reflects on 40 years of reading and thinking about one of the Western tradition's most influential intellectuals and personalities. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts:
The journalist and essayist talks about "Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America." [12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St., S.F.]

Wendy Williams: The science writer talks about "Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


Michal Govrin:
The Israeli writer talks about "Hold On to the Sun, True Stories and Legends." [Noon, Building 360, conference room, Stanford University]


'Dances for Camera':
Film program contains highlights from the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, featuring short experimental dance pieces created for the camera. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Live character tour:
Jack and Annie, characters from Mary Pope Osborne's "Magic Tree House" children's book series, bring their live reading tour to the Bay Area. [6:30 p.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park]


National Poetry Month:
San Francisco City Hall hosts "Poems Under the Dome," an open-mike event. Diane di Prima, San Francisco's poet laureate, performs the opening poem and Dave Whitaker hosts. [5:30 to 8 p.m., 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Benefit show: Community Housing Partnership hosts "A Night With the Stars," a benefit featuring performers who have used CHP services and overcome homelessness. [5:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Singer-guitarist: Leon Redbone performs at Yoshi's. The enigmatic singer-guitarist's concerts blend skilled renditions of early 20th-century music with performance and comedy. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

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