The California Historical Society hosts ‘Irish California’ 

Who’s in town

Shane Connolly
, London’s leading floral designer, speaks at 10 a.m. at the Bouquets to Art festival, a celebration of floral arranging. [de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Anasuya Sengupta:
The regional director of Asia/Oceania for the Global Fund for Women discusses human rights issues in Asia and the Pacific region. [7 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Kevin Stone: The orthopedic surgeon talks about biologic knee replacements and explains his pioneering method of biologic joint repair. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Keith Thomson
: The novelist talks about his new thriller, “Twice a Spy.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Mystery women: Cara Black (“Murder in Passy”) and Libby Fischer Hellman (“Set the Night on Fire”) discuss their novels. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Helen O’Leary:
The Ireland-born, Pennsylvania-based artist discusses her work. [5:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Women’s History Month: “Arab Women Writers Fighting Back” is the theme of a talk presented by Fulbright scholar Mayy Elhayawi. [4:10 p.m., SFSU, Room 587, Humanities Building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Contemporary music:
Members of Earplay, a group specializing in contemporary classical music, present portions of their next concert and discuss their music. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Shadow puppetry: Storyteller, musician and puppeteer Sean Powers presents “The Cat Drum,” for ages 4 and up. [7 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Local activities

Jazz and film:
Jazz guitarist Marc Ribot accompanies Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Kid” in an evening of music and film presented by SFJazz. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Women of song:
Vocalist Pamela Rose presents “Wild Women of Song,” her multimedia jazz concert celebrating the female songwriters of the Tin Pan Alley era. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Screen gem: “All About Eve,” Joseph Mankiewicz’s comedy of manners starring Bette Davis as an aging stage star who takes a fawning fan under her wing, screens at the Castro Theatre. [2:30, 5:10 and 8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

California Irish history: The California Historical Society hosts “Irish California,” a night of ephemera, treats, beer and wine offering a glimpse into the Irish experience in California. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 678 Mission St., S.F.]

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