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

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.]


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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