Good day, San Francisco: July 13

Silent treatment: The 2007 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, a three-day lineup of archival films accompanied by live music, opens. Ernst Lubitsch’s “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” (1927) screens. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Cult-film icon Mink Stole attends a presentation of John Waters’ “Desperate Living” (1975), a “monstrous fairy tale” in which she plays a middle-class murderess. The event kicks off this year’s “Midnight Mass,” the popular series celebrating campy and outrageous cinema. [Midnight, Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd.]

City activities

Cinderella story: The San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program presents Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” — a Cinderella story, Italian style. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center]

Back in the swing: The Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza]

Literary events

Richard D. Vogel: The writer and retired teacher discusses “Stolen Birthright: The U.S. Conquest and Exploitation of the Mexican People.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.]

Ben Patrick Johnson: The novelist discusses “One Size Fits All.” [7 p.m., A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro St.]

Lectures

Deepak Srivastava: The UCSF cardiovascular researcher discusses the causes and treatment of heart disease. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

‘Iron Science Teacher’: Teachers compete to concoct a classroom science activity during this offbeat museum event. [Noon, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St.]

At the public library

Computer training: Instruction, conducted in Spanish, 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]

Paper airplanes: Workshop, for ages 5 and older, teaches how to create long-flying planes and other flying machines from paper. [1 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St.]

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