Good day, San Francisco: July 12

Ding masters: The 45th annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest takes place in Union Square. The event features two contests — one for professional bell ringers, one for nonprofit groups. [Noon, Powell and Geary streets]

Who’s in town

Argentine bandoneón master Daniel Binelli performs in “Tango and More,” a presentation of the S.F. Symphony’s “Summer in the City” series. Tango dancers Pilar Alvarez and Claudio Hoffmann and mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook also appear with the orchestra. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Curator’s choice: “Love Streams” (1984), directed by John Cassavetes, screens at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands portray damaged siblings. [7:30 p.m., 701 Mission St.]

Wayne Thiebaud: Hand-colored prints and monotypes by the modern artist, whose subjects include cakes, gum balls and neckties, are on view at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 718 Columbus Ave.]

Literary events

Moira Gunn: The author and NPR host discusses “Welcome to BioTech Nation.” [12:30 p.m., Stacey’s Bookstore, 581 Market St.]

Carol Goodman: The novelist discusses “The Sonnet Lover.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St.]

Lectures

Art lecture: Contemporary-art expert Jeannene Przyblyski discusses the photography of Hiroshi Sugimoto. [10 a.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park]

Green housing: Discussion involves how some local affordable-housing developers are incorporating green building elements into their designs. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 312 Sutter St.]

At the public library

Middle Eastern percussion: Interactive program, designed for kids of all ages, features drums, cymbals and tambourines. [1 p.m., Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento St.]

Older Writers Laboratory: OWL hosts a free poetry workshop for seniors. [1:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave.]

Using conservatorships to deal with gritty urban issues

“Half the state thinks we conserve too many people, and the other half thinks we don’t conserve enough.”

How Chinatown’s last photo shops have avoided becoming a relic of the past

“We have the best Chinatown in the whole United States, really, but now I see it suffering more and more.”

Warriors blow out Mavericks. What did you expect?

Golden State holds home court as Dallas, Dončić come out flat