The Magic Theatre presents ‘What We’re Up Against’ 


Novelist Darryl Wimberley celebrates the launch of “Devil’s Slew.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]


Fikre Tolossa:
The playwright and author discusses land transactions that have left Ethiopian farmers impoverished and hungry and suggests ways to improve the situation. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Photography talk: Lisa Sutcliffe, assistant photography curator at SFMOMA, presents a set of short films inspired by photographer Eadweard Muybridge and his proto-cinematic work. [Noon, SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Film-arts forum: The San Francisco Film Society presents “Igniting the Classroom,” a discussion about educational media, the filmmakers who produce it and the teachers who use it. [7:30 p.m., the Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]


Cara Black:
The novelist reads from “Murder in Passy.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]


Rebecca Solnit:
The writer, journalist and historian, whose recent books include “Infinite City,” speaks. [7 p.m., USF, Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Ethnic studies: “Why Is Ethnic Studies Outlawed in Arizona?” is the theme of a public discussion. [12:30 p.m., SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Jack Adams Hall, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Music master class: Pianist Boris Slutsky conducts a class examining master works for piano. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]


Main Library tour:
The library hosts a tour highlighting the results of the $6 million first-floor renovation for the Civic Center institution. [Noon; meet at information desk, first-floor atrium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Internet 101’: Class covers how to find information on the Web by following a link, using a search engine and entering a specific address. [2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Civil-rights celebration:
A “Freedom Riders Reunion” takes place in celebration of the bus rides that were conducted 50 years ago to challenge segregation laws. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Celebrating Liszt: Noontime Concerts presents “Liszt’s 200th Anniversary Concert,” performed by pianist William Wellborn. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F]

New theater:
The Magic Theatre presents “What We’re Up Against,” Theresa Rebeck’s comic play about the pitfalls of the workplace and the evolution of male-female relations. [7 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Opening reception: A PhotoPhilanthropy exhibit of photographs by Josh Meltzer and Josh Schachter, both of whom address critical social issues in their work, opens with a reception. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]


Mezes: Chef Nikos Maheras cooks Greek cuisine, and “Tuesday Night Bites” — the 12-bite meal ($35) is enough for two — are on the menu today. Dishes include dolmas; zucchini cake; white beans in tomato sauce; spinach and cheese pie; breaded fried calamari with garlic spread; seasoned grilled sausage; and marinated chicken or pork skewer. [2373 Chestnut St., S.F.; (415) 409-7111]

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