Good day: Thursday, May 31

Goode time: The Joe Goode Performance Group premieres “Humanville,” an installation featuring video projections, music and dancers up close. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.]

Who’s in town

David Suzuki, award-winning Canadian scientist, environmentalist and TV host, and chairman of the David Suzuki Foundation, is the international honoree at Global Exchange’s Human Rights Awards presentation and gala. Author Alice Walker is the domestic recipient of the honor. [6:30 to 11 p.m., Gift Center Pavilion, 888 Brannan St.]

City activities

Auction fundraiser: Hospitality House presents its annual art auction and reception. More than 150 pieces donated by notable local and national artists are for sale. [6 to 9 p.m., Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 525 Second St.]

Wellness gala: Shanti honors philanthropists Josephine Caffese Lott and Dennis Stradford at its “Embracing Wellness” gala. Festivities include food and drink and a silent auction. [6 to 9 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason Center]

Literary events

Jennifer Belle: The novelist discusses “Little Stalker.” [7 p.m., Borders Books, 400 Post St.]

Sasha Abramsky: The journalist discusses “American Furies: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment.” [7:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.]

Lectures

Klaus Scharioth: Germany’s ambassador to the United States discusses Germany’s presidency of the European Union and the Group of Eight. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Ismail Khaldi: The deputy consul general of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco gives a talk titled “Israel Though the Eyes of an Israeli Bedouin Muslim.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Personalized computer help: The library offers one-on-one computer or Internet training. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes. [5 to 6 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.; RSVP: (415) 557-4400]

Book talk: Bernal Heights Book Discussion Club discusses Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando.” [4 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave.]

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