Wavy Gravy hosts benefit concert

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Benefit concert: Cultural icon Wavy Gravy hosts a concert to raise funds for his Camp Winnarainbow. Headliners include Jonathan Richman.
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Who’s in town

New Yorker architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize recipient Paul Goldberger talks about the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Paul Krugman: The Nobel laureate economist discusses the global economic situation and how political leaders can achieve recovery. [6 p.m., Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.; event is sold out; for waiting list, visit www.commonwealthclub.org]

Susan Freinkel: The author of “Plastic: A Toxic Love Story” examines how humans and plastics interact with the environment. Long Now presents the talk. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]

Mourad Lahlou: The Aziza chef and author of “Mourad: New Moroccan” discusses his success in adapting traditional Moroccan recipes to suit American palates. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

John Irving: The author of a dozen novels, including “The World According to Garp” and his latest, “In One Person,” appears in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

‘Visible Cities’: Litquake event features novelist Peter Carey, musical guest Dana Kletter and poets Mira Rosenthal, Ryan Teitman, Xochiquetzal Candelaria and Brittany Perham. [12:30 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Enrico Moretti: The UC Berkeley economics professor talks about “The New Geography of Jobs.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Paul Goldstein: The novelist reads from his latest legal thriller, “Havana Requiem.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Dennis Ross: The scholar, diplomat and Middle East adviser to three U.S. presidents discusses peace strategies. [7 p.m., CEMEX Auditorium, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 655 Knight Way, Stanford]

At the public library

Adrian Burgos Jr.: The author of “Cuban Star: How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball” discusses the book. [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

ITVS Community Cinema: Program features a screening of “Strong,” a documentary about a young woman hoping to be the strongest woman in the world. [5:45 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library,  100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Benefit concert: Cultural icon Wavy Gravy hosts a concert to raise funds for his Camp Winnarainbow. Headliners include Jonathan Richman. [8 p.m., VIP reception at 6 p.m., Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

Fundraising screening: A screening of Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” benefits the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. Guest speaker: Names Project founder Cleve Jones. A VIP reception leads things off. [6 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Midday music: The Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by George Cleve, performs works by the composer. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Harvey Milk Day: The GLBT Historical Society observes Harvey Milk Day by screening rare video clips of Milk. Admission to the GLBT History Museum is free today. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Dining out

Goat Hill Pizza: Potrero Hill’s oldest restaurant serves pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads. “Hilda’s Favorite” (goat cheese, pesto, fresh tomatoes) is a recommended pizza. [300 Connecticut St. St., S.F.; (415) 641-1440]

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