Good day: Friday May 11

New Orleans pianist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint appears in concert.

[8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Moving company: The Smuin Ballet performs “Carmina Burana” and world premieres choreographed by Amy Seiwert and the late Michael Smuin.

[8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St.]

Friday night special: “Friday Nights at the de Young” salon series presents Young at Art showcase, which spotlights the talents of K-12 students.

 [6 to 8:45 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park]

Yerba buena gardens festival: The College of the Sequoias Symphonic Band performs popular standards and new arrangements of familiar works.

[12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, esplanade, Third and Mission streets]

Literary events

William Fredrick Cooper: The novelist discusses “There’s Always A Reason.”

[12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St.]

Share Ross: The author and former Vixen bassist discusses “Punk Knits: 26 Hot New Designs for Anarchistic Souls and Independent Spirits.”

[7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

Lectures

Lesbian bar culture: Local lesbians discuss the significance of lesbian bars as social-gathering and political-organizing spots.

[7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.]

Steven Berlin Johnson: The science-fiction writer talks about the “long zoom” way of viewing the world.

[6:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center]

At the public library

Computer training: Session, presented in Cantonese, covers how to use the Internet and library catalog.

[2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.; meet at International Center, third floor]

Teen Anime and J-Pop Club: Japanese pop culture is the focus of this club for teens.

[4 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St.; register at (415) 557-4426]

At the colleges

CinemaLit: Film program presents Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight” (1967).

[6:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St.; RSVP: (415) 393-0100]

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