SF Symphony violist Kadarauch plays Hindemith, Brahms 

WHO'S IN TOWN

Jorie Graham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is scheduled to speak at “Women Who Frame the World,” a symposium on creativity hosted by ODC. [7:30 a.m. onward (Graham’s appearance is at 10:20 a.m.), ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

LECTURES

Sharon Levy: The science writer discusses what ice-age extinctions tell us about threats to today’s large-animal species. [3:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (800) 794-7576]

Elizabeth Doty: The author of “The Compromise Trap” discusses the mind-set that led into the economic collapse and the mind-set that will see us out. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LITERARY EVENTS

James Cockcroft: The author of “Mexico’s Revolution: Then and Now” appears in conversation with activist and writer Alejandro Murguia. [City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Joseph Lelyveld: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author shares “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Peter Corning: The complex- systems scientist discusses “The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

AT THE COLLEGES

Kenneth Roth: The executive director of Human Rights Watch assesses the Obama administration’s human rights record. [4:30 p.m., Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford University]

Cuba today: The program looks at the present situation in Cuba as the island nation begins to transition into a new economic model amid internal and external challenges. [12:15 p.m., USF, McLaren 252, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Documentary film: The program presents German filmmaker Eric Friedler’s documentary about the Armenian genocide, “Aghet: A Genocide.” [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Cara Black: The author reads from her latest mystery novel, “Murder in Passy.” [7 p.m., San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos]

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Viola spotlight: Katie Kadarauch, the assistant principal violist of the San Francisco Symphony, performs a salon concert featuring works by Hindemith and Brahms. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Prom time: Shoppers can donate gently worn prom or formal dresses to the Princess Project and meet Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell, from the film “Prom,” at Macy’s Union Square. [6 p.m., 170 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Contemporary music: British composer and pianist Helen Jane Long — known for her contemporary-classical, chill-out and filmic music — performs with a chamber orchestra. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Tangerine: Chef Sean Pattansuvoranun’s special is Asian seafood gumbo. Fresh salmon, scallops, shrimp and calamari are seasoned with Asian herbs in a juniper-berry seafood broth, and wild rice completes the meal. “This is Sean’s signature fusion dish,” Tangerine co-owner Peter Goss said. [16th and Sanchez streets, S.F., (415) 626-1700]

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