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Dan Nainan provides humor at the Asian Art Museum March Matcha

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Museum mixer: The Asian Art Museum hosts its March Matcha mixer. Comedian Dan Nainan provides humor, DJ King Most supplies music and docents guide guests through exhibits. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Museum mixer: The Asian Art Museum hosts its March Matcha mixer. Comedian Dan Nainan provides humor, DJ King Most supplies music and docents guide guests through exhibits.

Who’s in town

R&B singer-songwriter Jon B. performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

‘Water World’:
Laurent Auguste, of Veolia Water Americas, and Jason Morrison, from the Pacific Institute, discuss the future of the world’s water supply. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Move Your Money’: Diana Dykstra, of California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, and Kristen Christian, social media activist, discuss how consumers are moving from banks to credit unions. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Earthquake alerts: Richard Allen, director of UC Berkeley’s Seismological Laboratory, provides an overview of an earthquake early-warning system that seismologists are testing. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Maria Muldaur:
The blues-folk singer joins music journalist Ben Fong-Torres for an edition of his “Flip Side: Music Legends in Conversation” series. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Renee Gibbons:
The writer, actor, singer and peace activist shares “Longing for Elsewhere,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., S.F.]

Story collection: The event celebrates the release of “Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail: Stories of Crime, Love and Rebellion.” Guests include authors Kenneth Wishnia and Summer Brenner. [7 p.m., Modern Times, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Denise Shull:
The author (“Market Mind Games”), veteran trader and psychology-of-risk thought-leader gives a talk. [3 p.m., Golden Gate University, Room 5311, 536 Mission St., S.F.]

At the public library

‘They Were First’:
The exhibit pays tribute to African-American athletes who paved the way for the black athletes who now play in fields nationwide. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, African American Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Great Teen Book Swap:
Teens receive free books with the understanding that they will give the library a bookmark review in return. [3 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Local activities

Museum mixer:
The Asian Art Museum hosts its March Matcha mixer. Comedian Dan Nainan provides humor, DJ King Most supplies music and docents guide guests through exhibits. [5 to 9 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Book sale: The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale begins. Books, DVDs, CDs and other forms of media are for sale, all for $3 or less. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Old-school soul: Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics sing hits such as “You Make Me Feel Brand New” at the Rrazz Room. [8 p.m., Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Human rights films: The three-day 2012 USF Human Rights Film Festival begins. Films addressing human rights issues around the globe are presented free. At 6:45 p.m. today, “Nostalgia for the Light” screens, accompanied by a question-and-answer session with Zita Cabello-Barrueto, professor of human rights and filmmaker. [1 to 8:30 p.m., Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Circolo: Whole Beast chef John Fink is hosting a five-course “Mushroom Pop-Up Dinner” ($55), featuring 10 mushroom varieties. [500 Florida St., S.F.; visit www.thewholebeastsf.com or call (415) 533-9119 for details and ticket info]

Theater

Dance tales:
“The Secret History of Love,” presented by Sean Dorsey Dance, reveals stories of how LGBT people managed to find — and love — each other in decades past. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Phi anxiety: Thrillpeddlers presents “Hot Greeks,” a restored version of the Cockettes’ gender-bending college-football-themed musical show, inspired by Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata.” [8 p.m., Hypnodrome Theatre, 575 10th St., S.F.]

Music

CD release show:
Singer-songwriter: Rock, punk and folk singer-songwriter Penelope Houston performs a concert celebrating her new recording “On Market Street.” [8:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]