'Wild' documentary showing at the 4 Star Theatre in the Richmond 

Who's in town
Camilla Läckberg: The most profitable native author in Swedish history talks about her crime novel “The Ice Princess,” the first book in a trilogy. [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Greg Lindsay:
The author of “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next” discusses how our dependence on air travel will shape how future cities will be structured. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council,
312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Social capital: Locals who are building successful businesses and brands discuss dedicating the flow of capital toward social good, and building a market where everyone wins. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Howard Schultz: The chairman and CEO of Starbucks discusses his journey from small-business owner to head of a multinational company. [6:30 p.m., Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St., Peacock Court, S.F.]

Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams: The cosmology experts give a presentation titled “The New Universe and the Human Future.” [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (800) 794-7576]

Literary events
Anchee Min:
The Shanghai-born novelist talks about “Pearl of China.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Charles Baxter: The short-story writer talks about “Gryphon: New and Selected Stories.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Words and wine: Litquake and Quiet Lightning present a free “Epicenter” reading by authors representing a full range of literary styles. Guests can purchase wine at the event. [7 p.m., Mina Dresden Gallery, 312 Valencia St., S.F.]

At the colleges
American art:
Alexander Nemerov, professor at Yale University, gives a talk titled “The Madness of Art: Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf.” [5:30 p.m., Cummings Art Building, AR2, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library
‘First Monday Movies’:
“Gun Crazy” (1949), a noir film directed by Joseph Lewis and featuring a story about a bank-robbing couple, is this month’s featured film. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Job Seekers Lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your resumé, preparing job applications, and searching online for jobs. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities
New music:
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present their 40th-anniversary concert. The program includes the West Coast premiere of Beat Furrer’s “Spur.” [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Theater awards: The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle announces the recipients of its 2011 awards, given to actors, writers, directors, designers, and others. [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Afro-Cuban arts: Los Munequitos de Matanzas, a top rumba and folkloric ensemble from Cuba, performs at Mission High School. [7 p.m., 3750 18th St., S.F.]

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