Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group presents ‘Niagara Falling’ 

click to enlarge Site-specific dance: Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group present “Niagara Falling,” a multimedia dance about two cities and the fracturing American dream. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Site-specific dance: Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group present “Niagara Falling,” a multimedia dance about two cities and the fracturing American dream.

Who’s in town

Iranian-born journalist, filmmaker and Farsi poet Roya Hakakian discusses upheaval in Iran, foreign policy and her book “Assassins of the Turquoise Palace.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Retirement planning:
Mellody Hobson of ABC-TV and Paul Schott Stevens of Investment Company Institute discuss financial aspects of the future of retirement planning. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Anat Shenker-Osorio: The author of “Don’t Buy It” explores how language shapes our view of the economy and how this will affect both political parties in November. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Tracy Metz: The journalist and author of “Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch” reveals how the Netherlands has become a laboratory for innovative solutions to water issues. [7 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

At the public library

Book group:
Bernal Book Club discuses Rebecca Solnit’s “A Paradise Built in Hell,” the One City One Book selection. [4 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Ukulele class: The library holds the first session of its Ukulele 101 course and jam, designed for teens. [4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Portola Branch, 380 Bacon St., S.F.]

Literary events

Amy Tan:
The “Joy Luck Club” novelist talks about the intersection of science and creativity. [7:30 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

James Kilgore:
The novelist reads from “Prudence Couldn’t Swim.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Readers Bookstore hosts its Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series. Sharon Doubiago and Gail Mitchell are this week’s featured poets. [6:30 p.m., Building C, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

At the colleges

Rachel Grady:
The co-director of “Jesus Camp” and “Detropia” discusses her films. The evening includes a screening of “12th and Delaware.” [7:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Site-specific dance:
Flyaway Productions and Dancers’ Group present “Niagara Falling,” a multimedia dance about two cities and the fracturing American dream. [8:30 and 9:30 p.m., Renoir Hotel west wall, Seventh and Market streets, S.F.]

Anniversary gala: The San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium holds its 30th anniversary gala. Musical guest: jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor. [6 p.m., Open Square Conference Center, 100 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.]

‘Hero’ gala: The AsianWeek Foundation hosts the 2012 “B A Hero” gala, benefiting hepatitis-B prevention. The evening includes a reception, an auction, a dinner and a program. [6 p.m., InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., S.F.]

German cinema:
The 17th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, featuring cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, begins. “Barbara,” a Cold War thriller, leads things off. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Dining out

54 Mint:
The penne alla checca — durum pasta, heirloom tomatoes, sheep’s ricotta, bufala mozzarella, and pesto — is a highlighted pasta dish. Also look for the grilled skirt steak. [6 Mint Plaza, S.F.; (415) 543-5100]

Comedy

Political comic:
Award-winning political comedian Dean Obeidallah brings his “Dean Obeidallah for Vice President” tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Party

‘Dinos Among Us!’:
Fun after-hours festivities at the Conservatory of Flowers include locally crafted libations and a 7 p.m. talk by fossil expert Sarah Werning. [6 to 10 p.m.,  Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, S.F.]

Movie

Art film:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents the 1972 French film “We Won’t Grow Old Together,” director Maurice Pialat’s account of a relationship in breakdown and of emotional masochism. [7:30 p.m.  YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]  

Music

Andrew Jennings:
The violinist, a founding member of the Concord String Quartet, appears in recital. [8 p.m., S.F.  Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

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