Good Day: Dec. 9, 2009

Who’s in town

Singer, musician and songwriter Bruce Hornsby performs with the Noisemakers. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Lectures

William D. Eggers: The author and government-reform expert discusses his study of what works and what doesn’t in our government. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Keith Hennessy: The choreographer and gay AIDS activist discusses and revisits “Saliva,” his dance-performance-ritual performed under a San Francisco freeway 20 years ago. [7:30 p.m., Counterpulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Two poets: Anselm Berrigan (“Free Cell”) and Norma Cole (“Where Shadows Will”) read from their work. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Jesse Katz: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about “The Opposite Field: A Memoir.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Farmers market: Weekly market brings seasonal and convenient food to the UCSF community. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., UCSF, ACC Breezeway, between Milberry Union and the Ambulatory Care Center, 400-500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Beadwork demonstration: Bead artist and painter Niki Lee demonstrates straight-stitch beadwork techniques and the making of rosettes. [6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Rare rock clips: Music historian Richie Unterberger presents a program of film clips of 1950s and 1960s rock ’n’ roll. [7 to 9 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Local activities

Hear a symphony: The San Francisco Symphony, joined by pianist Emanuel Ax, presents Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5” and “Piano Concerto No. 4,” plus other music. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Downtown ice skating: The Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square is open to skaters through Jan. 18. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Post Street between Powell and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Historic bathhouse: The National Park Service hosts a guided tour of the renovated Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, an Art Deco-style structure featuring unique architecture and murals. [3 p.m., 900 Beach St., S.F.]

Dining out

Millennium: Chef Eric Tucker is featuring masa gnocchis tonight. The dish also includes pumpkin tequila cream; a saute of pinquito beans, spigarello kale, butternut squash, maitake mushrooms and pumpkin-seed habanero emulsion; and pickled cabbage. [580 Geary St., S.F. (415) 345-3900]

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