AP file photoPublic art: Carole Renselaer Moore is one of seven participants in Patrón tequila’s “Simply Perfect” Art Project in which local artists create work in a “live studio” storefront.

Carole Renselaer Moore participates in Patrón tequila’s ‘Simply Perfect’ Art Project

PERSON IN TOWN

Animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt shows his newest film, “It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” along with some of his earlier films, during an evening presented by the San Francisco Film Society. An interview with Hertzfeldt follows the screening. [7 and 9:15 p.m., SFFS Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

LECTURES

Kenneth Silverman: The Pulitzer-winning biographer discusses the legacy of Jews and magic in U.S. history, and how Harry Houdini used his fame to combat anti-Semitism. [6:30 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Michael Chertoff: The Chertoff Group cofounder and former U.S. secretary of homeland security discusses cyber threats and how we can create a safer environment. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Women and activism: Radical Women hosts a discussion on the role of young women, especially women of color, in the Occupy uprisings in London and the Bay Area. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

LITERARY

Richard Heinberg: The journalist and peak-oil educator discusses “The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

William E. Jones: The artist and filmmaker appears in an evening of discussion on the occasion of the release of “Halsted Plays Himself.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Kathy Sloane: The author and photographer talks about “Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sean Burns: The Berkeley-based writer, musician and community organizer talks about “Archie Green: The Making of a Working Class Hero.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

COLLEGES

Stage production: SFSU’s Department of Theatre Arts presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. [8 p.m., SFSU, Little Theatre, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Teen reviewers: The graphic-novel, comics and manga program invites teens to review new titles. [3:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

‘Family Storytime’: The session features stories, songs and rhymes for ages 5 and younger. [11:15 a.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

CITY

Public art: Carole Renselaer Moore is one of seven participants in Patrón tequila’s “Simply Perfect” Art Project in which local artists create work in a “live studio” storefront. Passers-by may bid on the works; sales benefit the Artists Guild of San Francisco. [Daily through Dec. 31, 581 Market St., S.F., www.eliminateregifting.com]

Lost city: Archivist Rick Prelinger presents his annual “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco” screening, a film-clip montage showing people and places in a vanished San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Symphony concert:
The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performs works by Sibelius, Wagner and Salonen. Guest violinist: Leila Josefowicz. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Hip hop: Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Dom Kennedy performs at the Regency Ballroom. “From the Westside With Love II” is his recently released studio album. [8 p.m., 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Bobby Slayton performs. The “Tonight” show, “Comic Relief” and the HBO film “The Rat Pack” are some of his TV credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

DINING OUT

Catch: Chef Jeremias Guerra cooks fresh seafood and creative fare. A recommended appetizer is the sushi roll with tempura shrimp, smoked salmon, avocado, wasabi, soy and sesame oil. In the entree department, the cabernet-braised short ribs are highlighted today. The short ribs are served over fettuccine with truffle-oil cream sauce, white corn and spinach. [2362 Market St., S.F.; (415) 431-5000]

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