Good Day: June 3, 2010

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WHO’S IN TOWN
Maude Barlow,
cofounder of the Blue Planet Project and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award for her work on global water justice, appears in conversation with journalist and filmmaker Alan Snitow. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LECTURES
Jeffrey Kaye:
The veteran journalist discusses the connection between globalization, economic growth and immigration. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Arthur Ganson and Elizabeth King: The sculptors present their work. The program is part of the San Francisco Zen Center’s “The Expert’s Mind” series. [7:30 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

LITERARY EVENTS
Laura Fraser:
The local travel writer and journalist celebrates the launch of “All Over the Map.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Jonathan Woods: The neo-pulp writer talks about “Bad Juju.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
LGBT cinema:
“Heather Has Cool Mommies,” a Pride Month film series, presents the short films “Choosing Children” and “In My Shoes.” [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Magic show: Magician and balloon artist Mr. Shap performs for children of all ages. [10:30 a.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

AT THE COLLEGES
Iranian studies:
“Women Without Men,” a discussion featuring top Iranian artists and film clips, looks at the problems faced by women in the arts. [6 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford]

CITY
Klezmer wedding celebration:
The Bay Area band Kugelplex joins the wedding procession of Sharon and Amber in an event that’s part of Let’s Go Dance@Jessie, a free monthly open-air dance series. [6 p.m., Jessie Square, Mission between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]

Shanghai night: The Asian Art Museum hosts its monthly “Matcha” gathering. In conjunction with the museum’s “Shanghai” exhibition, “The Shanghai Dress” is the evening’s theme. [5 to 9 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Word affairs: The 2010 California Book Awards celebration features a ceremony and reception. Honored authors include Yiyun Li, Rebecca Solnit and William T. Vollmann. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

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