Good day: Dec. 21, 2009

Who’s in town

British composer Paul Ayres attends the world premiere, presented by the Sanford Dole Ensemble, of his completed “Messyah,” a modern rewrite of Handel’s “Messiah.” There will be a preconcert talk by Ayres at 6:15 p.m. [7 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the museums

Museum of Modern Art: Exhibits include “The Anniversary Show,” which contains more than 400 works from the museum’s collection and reflects its evolution in the past 75 years. [11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]
 
Museum of Craft and Folk Art: “Open Source Embroidery” — an exhibit combining art, stitchery and computing — is on view. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 51 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.]

Literary events

Frederick Hertz: The local attorney-mediator talks about “Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions.” [7:30 p.m., A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro St., S.F.]
 
Poetry night: Philip Hackett’s Poet’s Gallery presents a reading with Toby McGuire and Anna Wolfe. [6:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Historical rarities: The “Recent Arrivals” exhibit contains rare books and manuscripts. Subjects include Frederick Douglass, Lewis and Clark, and Beat literature. [Green Library, Stanford University]
 

At the public library

Job-seekers lab: Session is for those who need more computer time or help to create resumes, complete applications or perform other tasks. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
‘Toddler Tales’: Program features books, rhymes, music and movement for kids ages 18 to 36 months. [10:30 a.m., Main Library, Children’s Story Telling Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Ali Wong presents “What’s Crackin’, San Francisco?” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
 
Access day: People with disabilities are invited to visit the de Young Museum when it’s less crowded. Featured exhibit: “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.” [Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
 
Jazz pianist: Larry Vuckovich performs with his New Blue Balkan Ensemble. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Dining out

Midi: Chef Michelle Mah serves adaptations of brasserie classics. Entrees include duck confit and butternut squash raviolis with baby lacinto kale, spiced duck broth, coriander and chile oil; roasted chicken breast with brown-butter sunchoke puree, cipollini, royal trumpet mushrooms and black-garlic sauce; and grilled sturgeon with crushed romesco German butterball potatoes and braised greens. [185 Sutter St., S.F., (415) 835-6400]

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