Good day, San Francisco: July 16

Aborigine story: Love, betrayal and magic take place in “Ten Canoes,” an award-winning film made in an indigenous Australian language and set in mythical times. [4:45, 7:30 and 9:55 p.m., Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California St.]

Who’s in town

Science-fiction and fantasy writer Emma Bull discusses her new novel, “Territory.” Fantasy and comic-book writer Will Shetterly (“The Gospel of the Knife”) joins her. [7 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.]

City activities

At SFMOMA: Work by Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel is on view in “Project, Transform, Erase,” an exhibit featuring abstract light projections intersected by figures moving in space. [11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., 151 Third St.]

Summerof Love tour: “Flashback” walking tour, presented by Foot Tours, explores the Haight-Ashbury district and the hippie culture that happened there 40 years ago. [All day; meet at 1665 Haight St.; RSVP: (415) 793-5378]

At the public library

Insect Discovery Lab: Ecosystem Survival presents this program for ages 8 and older. [2 p.m., Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St.; RSVP: (415) 557-4554]

Preschool film: “Ransom of Red Chief” screens. Program is for ages 3 and older. [10:30 a.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St.]

Literary events

Gordy Slack: The science journalist discusses “The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything: Evolution, Intelligent Design and a School Board in Dover, PA.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

Poetry: Poets Tina Zamar and Bushra Rehman, contributors to the anthology “Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality,” read. [7:30 p.m., Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St.]

At the colleges

LaborFest: Anna Naruta, Chinese Historical Society of America director of collections, gives a lecture titled “The 1877 Strike and the Chinese Struggle for Justice.” [7 p.m., New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St.]

Health and wellness classes: Sessions include “Core Strengthening,” “Neuro Fit,” “Neck and Shoulder” and “Posture.” [7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UCSF, Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center, 1675 Owens St.]</p>businessLocalScience & TechnologyScience and Technology

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