Good day, San Francisco: July 6

Comedy and pathos: Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” (1931) opens a weeklong engagement at the Castro Theatre. [1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Comedian and host of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” ANT performs at Cobb’s. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.]

City activities

Night at the museum: “Friday Nights at the de Young” evening features live music, a catalog-signing by photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, and tours. [5 to 8:45 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park]

Top pop: The San Francisco Symphony launches its 2007 “Summer in the City” series, a pop-oriented celebration. Pink Martini performs. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.; sold out]

Literary events

Domenic Priore: The rock-culture historian discusses “Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ’n’ Roll’s Last Stand in ’60s Hollywood.” Michael Stuart-Ware, of the band Love, joins him. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

Open mike: Poets and musicians share their talent. [7:30 p.m., Cafe International, 508 Haight St.]

At the public library

Pet welfare: An SF/SPCA representative, accompanied by a canine friend, discusses dog safety and behavior. Program is designed for children of all ages. [2 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St.; RSVP: (415) 355-5770]

‘Flower Power Craft’: Session shows how to make tissue-paper flowers. [1 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St.]

At the colleges

CinemaLit: “A LittleNight Music” is the film program’s July theme. “The Music Man” (1962) leads things off. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St.; RSVP: (415) 393-0100]

Piano duos: The Milton and Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival presents its “Opening Gala International Concert.” [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.]

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