April 23: KnightressM1 and other SF events

| April 23, 2014
KnightressM1, the violin-fronted, power-rock trio formed by musician, singer and composer Emily Palen, performs at Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
KnightressM1, the violin-fronted, power-rock trio formed by musician, singer and composer Emily Palen, performs at Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
- courtesy photo
Who’s in town

Photographer Stephen Shore, a pioneer in the use of color photography, presents his latest collection, “From Galilee to the Negev.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz: The president of the Charles Schwab Foundation provides guidance for achieving financial fitness after age 50. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Palestine and Israel: Authors Ali Abunimah (“The Battle for Justice in Palestine”) and Max Blumenthal (“Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”) discuss the future of Palestine. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Robert Coover: The novelist talks about “The Brunist Day of Wrath.” [2 p.m., SFSU, Poetry Center, Humanities building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.; 7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Justin Go: The debut novelist talks about “The Steady Running of the Hour.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Susie Hara: The novelist talks about “Finder of Lost Objects.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

William Goodson: The debut novelist talks about “The Blue-Eyed Girl.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

Elizabeth Castoria: The former editorial director of VegNews talks about “How to Be Vegan.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film screening: Ingmar Bergman’s “Scenes From a Marriage” (1973) is featured and a discussion follows. [7 p.m., Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 113, Stanford University, Stanford]

Jennifer Cohen: The sculptor, whose work is inspired by her background as a Balanchine-schooled ballet dancer, discusses her work. [12:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Stein poems: Editor Seth Perlow, poet Juliana Spahr and other literary guests celebrate the centennial edition of “Tender Buttons,” Gertrude Stein’s cubist poetry book. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St, S.F.]

Parents for Public Schools: The session provides information about getting children prepared to start kindergarten in the S.F. Unified School District. [6:30 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Indie rock

KnightressM1, the violin-fronted, power-rock trio formed by musician, singer and composer Emily Palen, performs at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Comedy show: Comedian Bret Ernst, seen on “Comedy Central Presents” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” performs stand-up. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Film program: “Arab Shorts No. 3” features narrative, documentary and animated short films that mirror the diversity of the Arab world. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Salon concert: The Adam Shulman Trio appears in a Salon at the Rex concert. The trio interprets songs from the Great American Songbook and the canon of great jazz tunes. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.]

Tags