Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents Celebrity Pool Toss 

click to enlarge Dunking for dollars: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents its annual Celebrity Pool Toss. Local VIPs get wet to benefit Tenderloin children and families. (Courtesy photo) - DUNKING FOR DOLLARS: THE TENDERLOIN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL CELEBRITY POOL TOSS. LOCAL VIPS GET WET TO BENEFIT TENDERLOIN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • Dunking for dollars: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents its annual Celebrity Pool Toss. Local VIPs get wet to benefit Tenderloin children and families. (Courtesy photo)
  • Dunking for dollars: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents its annual Celebrity Pool Toss. Local VIPs get wet to benefit Tenderloin children and families. (Courtesy photo)

Who’s in town

Jeffrey Sachs:
The economist and Earth Institute director appears in an onstage conversation. In his newest book, “The Price of Civilization,” Sachs investigates the inadequacy of American-style capitalism in confronting modern challenges and offers an ambitious plan for renewal. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

LITQUAKE

San Francisco’s 12th annual literary festival is a nine-day extravaganza featuring some 800 writers, hundreds of readings and dozens of panels. Many events are free.

Young Ireland: Emissaries From a New Literary Renaissance


The island that gave birth to Yeats, Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Binchy, Beckett, Swift and countless other stars in the literary firmament now boasts a literary renaissance among the young. Five rising stars from the Emerald Isle Chris Binchy, John Butler, Lucy Caldwell, Claire Kilroy and Belinda McKeon visit Litquake for an evening of readings and a panel discussion on what it means to carry the torch for a rich literary heritage. Alan Black, from the nearby climes of Scotland, does emcee duties. [Tuesday, 8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F., $10 advance, $12 at the door, www.brownpapertickets.com]

Lectures

Valerie Coleman Morris:
The newswoman reviews money basics: the process of identifying what you want and why, when you want it, and what it takes to achieve it. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Jeff Jarvis:
The professor, journalist and columnist examines the tension between privacy and openness that has resulted from online interconnectedness. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Decorative arts: The American Decorative Arts Forum presents a lecture titled “Costume Accessories From Head to Toe, 1600-1840,” by Linda Baumgarten. [8 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Ariel Dorfman:
The Chilean best-selling author, playwright, essayist, and human-rights activist discusses “Feeding on Dreams.” Cultural critic Ilan Stavans joins him. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Judy Norsigian: The coauthor of all of the editions of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” discusses the new edition of the women’s health book. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Mary Roach and Jon Mooallem: The “Packing for Mars” writer and the New York Times Magazine writer talk about “The Best American Science and Nature Writing.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Donor registry drive:
Stanford University hosts a bone-marrow donor registry drive asking college students to “give a spit” about cancer. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., White Plaza, near Tressider Union, Stanford University]

Kevin Danaher: The cofounder of Global Exchange gives a talk titled “Green Economy, Green Careers.” [5 p.m., SFSU, Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 553, S.F.]

At the public library

Register to vote:
The San Francisco League of Women Voters celebrates women’s suffrage by hosting a voter registration table. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Library, Atrium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Dog talk’: Kathy Brody from the San Francisco SPCA, joined by a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix, teaches children how to read canine body language and safely approach a dog. [10 a.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Dunking for dollars:
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents its annual Celebrity Pool Toss. Local VIPs get wet to benefit Tenderloin children and families. [6 to 10 p.m., Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St., S.F.]

Jingle-jangle warbling: Performer and recording artist Barb Jungr brings her interpretations of the songs of Bob Dylan to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

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