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Printz Dance Project presents ‘Hover Space’

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Modern dance: Printz Dance Project presents “Hover Space,” a work about hovering in the middle ground, between the extremes, in the space where risk, action, fear and movement thrive. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Modern dance: Printz Dance Project presents “Hover Space,” a work about hovering in the middle ground, between the extremes, in the space where risk, action, fear and movement thrive.

Who’s in town

Comedian Felipe Esparza, whose TV credits include “Last Comic Standing” (seventh-season winner), “Comic View” and “Comics Without Borders,” kicks off a four-night engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Katrina vanden Heuvel:
The editor of The Nation talks about achieving progress in the age of President Barack Obama by independent organizing, strategic creativity and determined idealism. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Brewster Kahle: The founder of the Internet Archive gives a talk titled “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” The Long Now Foundation presents the event. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Neil Joeck:
The political science professor and expert on India-Pakistan-Afghanistan regional relations discusses U.S. relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Literary

Michael Ruhlman:
The food writer talks about “Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, A Cook’s Manifesto.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Celebrating Patchen: Editor Jonathan Clark, writer Bart Schneider and friends celebrate the release of “Kenneth Patchen: A Centennial Selection.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Colleges

Journalism talk:
Los Angeles Times reporters discuss their Pulitzer-winning reporting exposing corruption in the city of Bell. [7 p.m., Paul Brest Hall East, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Munger Graduate Residence Building 4, Stanford University, Stanford]

Anne Waldman: The poet appears in conversation, discussing her epic poem “The Iovis Trilogy,” cultural memory and archives. [1:30 p.m., SFSU, Poetry Center, Humanities Building 512, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Jeremy Mende: The visual artist and designer, who received the 2010-11 Rome Prize in design, speaks. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Modern dance:
Printz Dance Project presents “Hover Space,” a work about hovering in the middle ground, between the extremes, in the space where risk, action, fear and movement thrive. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Holiday boutique:
Kohl Mansion hosts its Christmas at Kohl Boutique. Festivities include a gift boutique, food and drink, and a tour of the decorated mansion. [5 to 9 p.m., 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Rock and alt-country: Rhett Miller, front man and main songwriter for the Old 97’s, performs a solo show. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

Dining out

Hog & Rocks:
Chef-owner Scott Youkilis serves ham, oysters, and creative American fare. His “Hog” menu includes several hams and a tasting plate. His recommended appetizers include pimento cheese and lamb-belly potato skins. [3431 19th St., S.F.; (415) 550-8627]