Good Day: Dec. 28, 2009

PERSON IN TOWN
Jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler performs at Yoshi’s. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

MUSEUMS
Exploratorium: Attractions Holiday Animation Film Festival (noon and 2 p.m.) and “Mind,” a collection of exhibits that allow users to explore their thoughts and thinking processes. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]

Contemporary Jewish Museum: Exhibits include “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak,” “As It Is Written: Project 304,805” and “Jews on Vinyl.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

LITERARY
Poetry night:
Philip Hackett’s Poet’s Gallery presents a reading with Richard Ivanhoe and Ellie Pepper. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Storytelling cabaret: Cat’s Pajamas presents “Fireside Fab,” a cabaret featuring storytelling and music. [8 to 11 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St, S.F.]

TOURS
‘Bawdy and Naughty’:
Tour, led by San Francisco City Guides, explores how, starting with the Gold Rush, “professional” women have become part of San Francisco lore. [11 a.m.; meet at Kearny Street and Maiden Lane, S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Job Seekers Lab:
Session is for those who need more computer time or help to create resumes, complete applications, or perform other job-search 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 ages 18 to 36 months. [10:30 a.m., Main Library, Children’s Story Telling Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
    

CITY
New cinema:
Jeff Bridges plays a broken-down country music singer seeking salvation in “Crazy Heart,” the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. [Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 267-4893]

Rock and roots band: Railroad Earth performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Ice rink: The Holiday Ice Rink is open at the Embarcadero Center. Skaters can enjoy it through Jan. 3. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center and across from the Ferry Building, S.F.]

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