Good Day: Oct. 13, 2010

Who’s in town

Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi appears in concert. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Larry Rohter: The journalist and expert on Brazil talks about that country’s recent economic boom and its effect on politics, society and culture. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ben Sherwood: The journalist and author of “The Survivors Club” talks about what it takes to survive a crisis and what survivors know that the rest of us do not. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Bill Barich: The New Yorker writer and author of eight books talks about “Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

May-Lee Chai: The novelist celebrates the launch of “Dragon Chica.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Stephen J. Schwartz: The novelist talks about “Beat.” [7 p.m., Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F.]

‘Monster Girl Show': Cartoonist, novelist and performance artist Erika Lopez and friends celebrate the release of “The Girl Must Die.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Kronos Quartet: The music ensemble, with the Cantabile Youth Singers, presents “Awakening: A Meditation on 9/11.” [8 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University]

Julieta Gonzalez: The associate curator of Latin American art at Tate Modern in London outlines her practice and shares her views on trends in contemporary art. [4 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Contemporary theater: New Conservatory Theatre Center presents “Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins,” a 1977-set play by Brian Christopher Williams, as part of its Pride Season programming. [8 p.m., NCTC, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

CD-release concert: Singer-songwriter Jane Lui performs a show celebrating the release of her CD, “Goodnight Company.” [9:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Wine walk: Restaurants and merchants offer hors d’oeuvres and wine samples at the Union Street wine walk, presented by the Union Street Association. [4 to 8 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

At the public library

Portraits of Filipinos: “Filipinos in San Francisco,” an exhibit presented in conjunction with “Singgalot,” features photos from an upcoming book. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, International Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with homework assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Dining out

Citizen’s Band: Chef Chris Beerman and pastry chef Cheryl Burr feature high-caliber, creative American fare. Dishes include fried chicken (buttermilk-battered California poussin), with buttermilk biscuits, broccoli rabe and red-eye sauce (contains bacon and coffee). Also recommended is the macaroni and cheese. It’s baked with fontina, Sonoma dried-jack fonduta, onion rings and shaved Pecorino Romano. [1198 Folsom St., S.F., (415) 556-4901]

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