Good Day: May 12, 2010

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Who’s in town

Jakob Dylan appears with his band, Three Legs, to promote his solo album “Women & Country.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Music

N'Dambi: The soul and R&B artist  performs. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Thomas Goetz: The editor of Wired magazine gives a talk titled “Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Urban farming: Local leaders in the urban-farming movement discuss its place in the world of organic, locally grown cultures, and how they’re bringing the farm to cities. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Kate Moses: The locally based writer and self-taught baker celebrates the release of “Cakewalk,” a memoir. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Keith Lee Morris: The fiction writer talks about “Call It What You Want,” a story collection. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Roger D. Kornberg: The Nobel Prize-winning scientist, currently a research biochemist and professor at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, speaks. [7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford]

Local activities

Pitchers and painters: George Krevsky Gallery presents “Art of Baseball 2010: Rookies and Pros,” a group exhibit of baseball-themed artwork. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 77 Geary St., second floor, S.F.]

Musical theater: “In the Heights,” the Tony-winning musical about a close-knit community of hardworking Hispanic immigrants in north Manhattan, comes to the Curran Theatre. [2 and 8 p.m., 445 Geary St., S.F.]

Lunchtime music: Jewels in the Square presents “Brown Bag Wednesdays.” LoCura — providing Latin, reggae and flamenco music — is on the bill. [12:30 p.m., Union Square, Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Dining out

Cliff House: Three-course prix-fixe dinner specials ($25) take place Wednesdays in the restaurant’s bistro. Today, chef Kevin Weber is featuring clam chowder and pork loin scaloppini with lemon caper sauce, served with Yukon Gold potatoes and braised vegetables. For dessert, look for chocolate pots de creme with chantilly cream. [1090 Point Lobos, S.F., (415) 386-3330]

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