Good Day: June 17, 2010

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PERSON IN TOWN
Pianist Yuja Wang
appears with the San Francisco Symphony. The concert includes music by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos and Ravel. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LECTURES
Tony Hsieh:
The CEO of Zappos and author of “Delivering Happiness” talks about how he has made his mark by focusing his business model on happiness. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Jaron Lanier: The Internet pioneer, author and artist discusses the implications of new Web technologies in regard to education, community and artistic expression. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

LITERARY
Bernard von Bothmer:
The author and historian talks about “Framing the Sixties.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Bill Morgan: The leading authority on the Beat movement talks about “The Typewriter Is Holy.” [City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

COLLEGES
Outdoor science talk:
Vehicle-dynamics expert J. Christian Gerdes talks about driver-assistance systems and the cars of the future. [7 p.m., lawn outside Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
LGBT cinema:
“Heather Has Cool Mommies,” a Pride Month film series, presents the drama “Transamerica” (2006), starring Felicity Huffman. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jeremy Adam Smith: The author, editor and Daddy Dialectic blog founder talks about “The Daddy Shift.” [7 p.m., Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

CITY
Opening night:
“Frameline 34,” the 2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, begins. “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister” is the opening-night feature attraction. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Good bet: “Monte Carlo Night” features Vegas-style gambling, a silent auction, food, drink and music. Proceeds benefit City of Dreams. [7 p.m. to midnight, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F., www.montecarlonight.org]

Benefit concert: A rock concert benefiting Haight Ashbury Free Clinics celebrates the clinics’ 43rd anniversary. Moonalice and Front Street, among others, perform. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


DINING OUT
Ana Mandara:
The restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and chef Khai Duong is featuring a seven-course meal ($63) — 10 items in all — for the occasion. Lobster ravioli, vegetable rolls, crab-meat rolls, duck sausage, steamed crepe, aloe-vera salad, crab soup, pine-nut halibut, grilled lamb, and banana boat make up this special menu. [891 Beach St., S.F.; (415) 771-6800]

[Good Day, Thursday, June 17]
[Art is AWANG  for person in town, ASECRETDIARIES for center, in leslie folder]

PERSON IN TOWN
Pianist Yuja Wang appears with the San Francisco Symphony. The concert includes music by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos and Ravel. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LECTURES
Tony Hsieh: The CEO of Zappos and author of “Delivering Happiness” talks about how he has made his mark by focusing his business model on happiness. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Jaron Lanier: The Internet pioneer, author and artist discusses the implications of new Web technologies in regard to education, community and artistic expression. [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

LITERARY
Bernard von Bothmer: The author and historian talks about “Framing the Sixties.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Bill Morgan: The leading authority on the Beat movement talks about “The Typewriter Is Holy.” [City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

COLLEGES
Outdoor science talk: Vehicle-dynamics expert J. Christian Gerdes talks about driver-assistance systems and the cars of the future. [7 p.m., lawn outside Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
LGBT cinema: “Heather Has Cool Mommies,” a Pride Month film series, presents the drama “Transamerica” (2006), starring Felicity Huffman. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Jeremy Adam Smith: The author, editor and Daddy Dialectic blog founder talks about “The Daddy Shift.” [7 p.m., Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

CITY
Opening night: “Frameline 34,” the 2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, begins. “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister” is the opening-night feature attraction. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Good bet: “Monte Carlo Night” features Vegas-style gambling, a silent auction, food, drink and music. Proceeds benefit City of Dreams. [7 p.m. to midnight, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F., www.montecarlonight.org]

Benefit concert: A rock concert benefiting Haight Ashbury Free Clinics celebrates the clinics’ 43rd anniversary. Moonalice and Front Street, among others, perform. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

DINING OUT
Ana Mandara: The restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and chef Khai Duong is featuring a seven-course meal ($63) ? 10 items in all ? for the occasion. Lobster ravioli, vegetable rolls, crab-meat rolls, duck sausage, steamed crepe, aloe-vera salad, crab soup, pine-nut halibut, grilled lamb, and banana boat make up this special menu. [891 Beach St., S.F.; (415) 771-6800]

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