Good Day: Aug. 18, 2010

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PERSON IN TOWN

Aneesh Chopra, the first chief technology officer of the United States, talks about tech-based solutions to challenges the nation faces in health-care reform. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LECTURES

Carole Baggerly: The director of GrassrootsHealth.net talks about the health benefits of vitamin D. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

BART expansions: Transit officials present proposed BART routes and discuss funding mechanisms, potential obstacles and how they propose to overcome the hurdles. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

LITERARY

Radical movements: Evening features a reading from “Creating a Movement With Teeth: A History of the George Jackson Brigade,” edited by Daniel Burton-Rose. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

Poetry reading: Poets Genine Lentine, James Maughn, Dunstan Christopher and Owen Hill read from their new books. [7:30 p.m., Books & Bookshelves, 99 Sanchez St., S.F.]

COLLEGES

Farmers market: The weekly market features fresh, seasonal and convenient food. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., UCSF, ACC Breezeway, between Milberry Union and the Ambulatory Care Center, 400-500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Book sale: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library holds a book sale benefiting the library. All books are $1 or less. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Library steps, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Art talk: Art historian Marlene Aron gives a slide presentation titled “Monet, Pissarro and the Impressionist Movement.” [6:30 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

CITY

Dyeing art: “To Dye For,” a cross-cultural exhibit at the de Young Museum, contains more than 50 textiles and costumes from the Fine Arts Museums' collection. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Improvisational theater: The San Francisco Improv Festival presents “Rising Stars Night.” UC Berkeley's Jericho!, the Stanford Improvisors and other troupes perform. [7:30 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Stanwyck special: “Baby Face” and “The Bitter Tea of General Yen,” both starring Barbara Stanwyck and released in 1933, screen as a double feature. [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]

Job-search assistance: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Forum, a panel-conducted discussion open to anyone experiencing job-finding problems. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 235 Montgomery St., 12th floor, S.F.]

R&B artist: Platinum-selling R&B artist and TV host Brian McKnight performs at Yoshi's. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Presidio walk: The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy hosts “From Post to Park,” a walking tour of the Presidio of San Francisco. [1 to 3 p.m.; meet at Officers Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; reservations: (415) 561-4323]

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