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Good Day: March 30, 2010

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Who's in town
Jazz pianist Kenny Werner performs with his ensemble. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

At the colleges
Dealing with cancer: Joni Metolius of Health Maze Navigator discusses the emotional trials that accompany a cancer journey.
[5 p.m., UCSF, Helen Diller Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., third floor, S.F.; register: (415) 885-3693]

Lectures
Christopher Richard:
The Oakland Museum curator of aquatic biology gives a presentation on the history of The City’s waterscape. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events
Arthur Phillips:
The novelist talks about “The Song Is You.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library
Poets Eleven:
San Francisco poets read from their work on a district-by-district basis in this 11-part celebration of poetry and diversity. Poets from District 7 read today. [7 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

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In bloom
The calla lily is a featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, which is home to more than 7,500 types of plants from around the world. [8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Local activities
Caped Crusader:
“Batman: Yesterday and Tomorrow,” an exhibit on view at the Cartoon Art Museum, features strikingly different interpretations, by six artists, of the comic-book icon. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Funny guys: The CockyAsians Comedy Tour showcases Asian comedians in California. Bradley Lum, Mark Zhang and special guests perform. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Dining Out
2223:
Chef Melinda Randolph recommends the prosciutto-wrapped Loch Duart salmon today. It’s served with fresh
shelling-bean ragout, crispy artichokes and olive aioli. Also, look for the brown sugar- and mustard-glazed pork tenderloin, with roasted Anjou pears, beer-braised red cabbage, spring-onion soubise and sage jus. [2223 Market St., S.F., (415) 431-0692]

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