Top LGBT talent takes part in ‘Rhino Benefit Extravaganza’ 

click to enlarge LGBT stars: More than a dozen top LGBT talents take part in the “Rhino Benefit Extravaganza,” a show benefiting Theatre Rhinoceros. Performers include Matthew Martin, pictured, Tom Orr and Marga Gomez. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • LGBT stars: More than a dozen top LGBT talents take part in the “Rhino Benefit Extravaganza,” a show benefiting Theatre Rhinoceros. Performers include Matthew Martin, pictured, Tom Orr and Marga Gomez.

Who’s in town

Composer Katharina Rosenberger is a special guest at “Zone 4,” presented by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. [Talk at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Esther Koch:
The gerontologist presents an overview of Medicare benefits and how to sign up for them. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.; event is sold out; visit www.commonwealthclub.org to get on wait list]

Youth advocates: Youths who are trying to build a cleaner future, starting now, discuss their efforts in a program titled “Speaking Youth to Power.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Dante Di Loreto: The executive producer of “Glee” talks about the hit musical comedy show. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Aimee Phan:
The locally based writer talks about “The Reeducation of Cherry Truong,” a novel. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Future of bookstores: “Is there a future for brick-and-mortar bookstores in the digital age?” is the focus of a community dialogue. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Mystery novelists: Cara Black (“Murder at the Lanterne Rouge”) and Rhys Bowen (“Hush Now, Don’t You Cry”) discuss their latest whodunits. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Willi Galloway: The writer, radio commentator and urban gardener talks about “Grow Cook Eat.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Calef Brown:
The award-winning illustrator and author (“Polkabats & Octopus Slacks — 14 Stories”) discusses his work. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

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

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with homework assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

LGBT stars:
More than a dozen top LGBT talents take part in the “Rhino Benefit Extravaganza,” a show benefiting Theatre Rhinoceros. Performers include Matthew Martin, Tom Orr and Marga Gomez. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Indie rock: White Rabbits, a Brooklyn-based indie rock band, perform a concert in support of their latest album, “Milk Famous.” [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Dance awards: The 2012 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards celebration includes a reception, a ceremony and a dessert gathering. Local dance artists receive “Izzies” in nine categories. [6 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents “The Shoulders of Giants,” a concert of chamber music. Featured works include a new duo by Kurt Rohde. [8 p.m., Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dining out

Boxing Room:
Sausage-stuffed chicken wings are a recommended appetizer today. For an entree, look for the grilled pork shoulder with root beer glaze. It is served with grits and mustard greens. [399 Grove St., S.F., (415) 430-6590]

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