FILM: Werner Herzog tells the true story of The Enigma of Kasper Hauser, one of his most compelling films, about a young man who had been held captive in a dungeon his whole life and was mysteriously left in a square in Nuremberg in 1828, unable to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note. A non-actor, Bruno S., was chosen to play Kasper, delivering a mesmerizing performance.
7 and 9:20 p.m. // Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight Street) // $7
LITERARY: City Arts presents science journalist Joshua Foer in conversation with writer Douglas McGray. Foer will talk about his forthcoming book about people who use memory devices competitively, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. He's also the co-founder of Atlas Obscura, a website dedicated to places that are off the beaten path, and he spearheads a modern design competition called Sukkah City.
8 p.m. // Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue) // $20
HISTORY: The San Francisco History Association presents Ingleside Terraces 100: Racetrack to Residence Park, a presentation by guest speaker Woody LaBounty, who will tell stories about the track; show images of the neighborhood's stunning architecture and decorative elements (including a giant sundial); and explain how Ingleside Terraces has vividly reflected the nations anxieties, quest for beauty, shifting ideals, and sense of home over the past 100 years.
7 to 9 p.m. // St. Philip's Church (725 Diamond Street) // $5