Good day: Tuesday, June 12

‘Baseball by the bay’: The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society presents this program on the local history of baseball. Sports journalists Bruce Macgowan and Dave Newhouse speak. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

Who’s in town

Renowned violinist Cho-Liang (Jimmy) Lin performs with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. The program includes music by Mozart and Elgar and the local premiere of the violin concerto “Formosa Seasons,” by Taiwanese composer Gordon Chin. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Alice’s menu: Lunch from the “Alice B. Toklas Cookbook” is served, in celebration of the centennial of the first meeting of Gertrude Stein and Toklas. [Noon, Hayes Street Grill, 324 Hayes St.]

Comic minds: Cartoon Art Museum presents “Worlds of Wonder,” an exhibit that looks at 12 comic-book and comic-strip illustrators and the worlds built from their imaginations. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St.]

At the public library

Internet 101: Session covers how to find information on the Web. [2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.]

Open house: Chinatown Branch invites the public to have tea with the staff. [2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1135 Powell St.]

Lectures

Dennis Ross: The former U.S. Middle East peace negotiator discusses the role played by statecraft in keeping the peace. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Iraqi Labor Solidarity Tour: Iraqi labor leaders Hashmeya Mohsen al Hussein and Faleh Abood Umara discuss oil control and labor and women’s issues. [7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St.]

Literary events

Armistead Maupin: The local author discusses “Michael Tolliver Lives,” a novel revisiting his “Tales of the City” characters. [12:30 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza; 7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

Barry Gifford: The novelist reads from “Memories From a Sinking Ship.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave.]

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