CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HISTORY WALKABOUTS -- A series of monthly walking tours that explore the history, lore and architecture of California with veteran tour guide Gary Holloway. Walks take place rain or shine so dress for the weather. Reservations and prepayment required. Meeting place will be given with confirmation of tour reservation. Tour price includes admission to the Museum.
$1-$3; free children under age 5. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. 678 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 357-1848 X229, www.californiahistoricalsociety.org.<
COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
"How Abolition of the Death Penalty Will Make us All Safer, Richer, Smarter and More Beautiful," May 10, 5:15 p.m. Hear how abolition of the Death Penalty will make us all safer, richer, smarter and more beautiful. Free-$20.
"Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine," May 12, 6:30 p.m. Learn how you play a major role in deciding what's best for your health. $12-$20.
"The Urban Farming Movement," May 12, 6:30 p.m. Dirt on your suit never looked so good. $7-$20.
"Content Monetization: What's Working?," May 13, 7 p.m. Which business model works best to bring in the bucks? $12-$20.
"Steven Pease: Jewish Leadership," May 13, 6 p.m. Exploring the achievement of this dominant minority. $7-$20.
595 Market St., Second Floor, San Francisco. (415) 597-6705, www.commonwealthclub.org.<
FEMINA POTENS GALLERY
"Open Eyes," First Friday of every month, 8 p.m. Screening of films by local artists followed by a wine and vegan cookie reception along with a question and answer session with the filmmakers. $7-$10.
Free unless otherwise noted. Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. 2199 Market Street at Sanchez, San Francisco. (415) 217-9340, www.feminapotens.org.<
FERRY PLAZA FARMERS' MARKET
Mark Ayres, May 8, 11 a.m. The Highlands Inn chef presents a cooking demo and book signing.
Mireille Guiliano, May 8, 11:45 a.m. The author of "French Women Don't Get Fat,'' presents a table cooking demo and book signing.
At the base of Market St. on the Embarcadero, San Francisco. (415) 291-3276.<
HAAS-LILIENTHAL HOUSE This historic Queen Anne is distinguished as the only intact private home of the period that is open regularly as a museum, complete with authentic furniture and artifacts. The House has elaborate wooden gables, a circular corner tower and luxuriant ornamentation. Volunteer docents lead tours through the House and explain the Victorian architecture of the exterior. A display of photographs in the downstairs supper-room describes the history of the home and the family that lived here until 1972.
Tours are offered regularly on Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Noon-3 p.m. Special group tours are also available.
$5-$8. 2007 Franklin St., San Francisco. (415) 441-3000, www.sfheritage.org.<
Anna Quindlen, May 10, 8 p.m. City Arts and Lectures presents the novelist and journalist in conversation with Paul Lancour.
George Booth and Matthew Diffee, May 11, 8 p.m. City Arts and Lectures presents the New Yorker cartoonists in conversation.
Jamy Ian Swiss, May 13, 8 p.m. City Arts and Lectures presents the magician in conversation with "Mythbusters'' host Adam Savage.
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400, www.cityboxoffice.com.<
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
"Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film," May 8, 8 p.m. Celebrate the big band era. $12-$24.
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, Box Office: (415) 292-1233, www.jccsf.org.<
O IZAKAYA LOUNGE
"Weekly Karaoke," Thursdays, 9 p.m.-midnight. The popular Japanese Izakaya restaurant features Japanese cuisine and karaoke in a convivial, sports-themed atmosphere.
1625 Post, San Francisco. (415) 614-5431.<
PRESIDIO DANCE THEATER
"Breakfast with Enzo," Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. A highly acclaimed live family music show. $5. (415) 561-3958, www.enzogarcia.com.
1158 Gorgas Road at Marshall, San Francisco. (415) 608-4503, www.boomercize.com.<
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS The center's visual arts exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the galleries each year.
"To the Limit: Pina Bausch on Film," through May 30. May 6, 7:30 p.m.: "On Tour with Pina Bausch (Un Jour Pina a Demande).
May 13, 7:30 p.m.: "The Complaint of the Empress (Die Klage der Kaiserin).
May 23, 2 p.m.: "Two Performance Films: Walzer and Cafi Muller
May 27-29, 7:30 p.m.: Dancing Dreams (Tanztraume).
May 30, 2 p.m.: Bluebeard
"Typeface," May 15 through May 16, Saturday, 6 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 4 p.m. Follow the story of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org.<