Good day, San Francisco: July 24

S.F. Jewish film festival: Germany-based director Dani Levy receives the festival’s 2007 Freedom of Expression Award. His film “My Fuehrer” screens. [1:30 to 11 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Jessica Valenti, founder and executive editor of feministing.com, a blog popular with younger women, reads from her new book, “Full Frontal Feminism.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Park place: “Party for Parks” fundraiser features food and drink, music, door prizes and tips on easy ways to go green. Proceeds benefit the Trust for Public Land. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St.]

Passion palettes: Work by Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson and Joan Mitchell, among others, is on view in “The Passionate Gesture,” an exhibit of postwar abstract art. [10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 250 Sutter St.]

Literary events

Robyn Meredith: The Forbes foreign correspondent discusses “The Elephant and the Dragon.” [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Alan Weisman: The journalist discusses “The World Without Us.” [5:45 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Lectures

Bernadette Hooper: The San Francisco native and author talks about the Mission district. [7 p.m., Mission Dolores High School, 3371 16th St.]

Amy Meyer: The longtime parkland advocate discuses how 80,000 acres of Northern California coastline were preserved instead of paved over. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Puppet show: The Puppet Company presents “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” for children of all ages. [10:30 a.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court]

Harry Potter Lunch Club: Participants, ages 8 and older, can bring a lunch and listen to book No. 7. [1 to 3 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave.]

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

U.S. Attorney threatens legal action against SF over limits on indoor church services

Federal authorities threatened to take action on Friday if San Francisco did… Continue reading

David Kubrin on Marxism and magic in the Mission

Former academic, industrial designer pens book on alternative, or people’s, science

Twin Peaks closure leads to complaints from neighbors

Twin Peaks Boulevard will no longer be entirely closed to motor vehicles… Continue reading

Report sheds light on Nuru’s nonprofit donor scheme

City contractor payments to Parks Alliance spent at direction of Public Works director

City to offer free permit for outdoor live music, amplified sound

San Francisco will make it easier for businesses to have outdoor live… Continue reading

Most Read