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Good Day: June 9, 2010

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Actress and Voto Latino cofounder Rosario Dawson appears in an evening of action-oriented discussion presented by the Redford Center. The “Art of Activism” program also honors Bay Area leaders James Berk and Martha Ryan. [7 to 9 p.m., Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

David Breashears:
The adventurer and filmmaker speaks. A VIP reception (5:30 p.m.) precedes the program (7:30 p.m.). [Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, Peacock Court, 1 Nob Hill Circle, S.F.; www.commonwealthclub.org]

‘Evening in Transition’: A panel discusses Transition Towns, an organized effort by communities to respond to challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic dislocation. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Hilary Thayer Hamann:
The novelist talks about “Anthropology of an American Girl.” [Noon, “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo; 6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, S.F.]

John Hollway: The author and attorney talks about “Killing Time.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

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

Opera talk:
The San Francisco Opera Guild presents a lecture about Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkure.” [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Pride Month: “Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-Imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By,” a three-Wednesday series, begins. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Indie rock:
KFOG’s Side Show presents Delta Spirit headlining the bill at the Independent. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Lunchtime music: Oscar Reynolds performs a concert in Union Square. Bolivian music is his specialty. [12:30 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

An exciting life: Cloris Leachman performs “Cloris! A One-Woman Show,” in which she shares moments from her professional and personal lives. [8 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe:
Chef Erik Hopfinger’s menu features California cuisine and seafood dishes, and highlighted appetizers include Dungeness crab cakes, and mussels with grapes, cherry tomatoes and grappa. Recommended entrees include the cioppino, with Dungeness crab, Manila clams, mussels, prawns and tomato broth. Also look for the chicken “cassoulet” and the house-made pasta. [Pier 7, Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 391-2696]

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