Good Day Sept. 24, 2009

Who’s in town

Country-rock troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker performs at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

 

Lectures

Stuart Brown: The physician and founder of the National Institute for Play talks about the power and importance of playing. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Liam O’Brien: The local naturalist gives a presentation on the Green Hairstreak Project, a San Francisco butterfly-conservation effort. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

 

Literary events

Poetry reading: Poets Maurice Scully of Dublin, Ireland, and Tinker Greene of San Francisco give readings. [7:30 p.m., Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Stephen Jay Schwartz: The novelist talks about “Boulevard.” [7 p.m., “M” is for Mystery bookstore, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

 

At the colleges

‘Creating Star Dances’: Astronomer Bethany Cobb and choreographer Kathryn Roszak give a presentation on the galaxy, dance and their ongoing creative collaboration. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

 

At the public library

‘Evolution and Psychology’: Paul Ekman, Michael Ghiselin, Frank Sulloway and Tom Singer address various psychological aspects of Charles Darwin’s thought process. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]
 
‘Samurai Without Swords’: Film series presents “Ghost Dog” (2000), directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring Forest Whitaker. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

 

Local activities

Book sale: The Friends of the San Francisco Library presents its Big Book Sale, which benefits the library. The event features 300 tables of used (and some new) books. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Short films: The 2009 Manhattan Short film festival comes to San Francisco. The event features 10 short films from around the world and a chance to vote for a favorite. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Dance premiere: The Margaret Jenkins Dance Co., in collaboration with the China-based Guangdong Modern Dance Co., presents “Other Suns (A Trilogy).” [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

 

Dining out

Bocadillos: Chef Bob Petzold has returned to the restaurant and he’s highlighting two dishes today. First up is the local albacore tuna, which is poached in olive oil with spices and herbs and served with pickled peppers and olive tapenade. Also look for the sauteed beef hearts with onion and cherry-wine pan sauce. [710 Montgomery St., S.F., (415) 982-2622]

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