Good day: Wednesday, June 6

Surreal world: Twenty-four graphic works by 20th-century surrealist master Rene Magritte are on view in the gallery exhibit “The ‘Art’ of Living.” [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pasquale Iannetti Art Galleries, Inc., 531 Sutter St.]

Who’s in town

Zahi Hawass, one of the world’s foremost Egyptologists, appears in an onstage conversation. Hawass is also the secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and an international spokesman for Egyptian archaeology. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Exercise for charity: MS DuskBuster 5K Run, or 2-mile walk, returns to Golden Gate Park. Proceeds benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis. [7 p.m., South Tunnel of Polo Fields; register: www.duskbuster.org]

Lindy hopping: Jewel in the Square presents “Lindy in the Square,” an after-work community dance gathering featuring the Swing Dancers. [6 to 8 p.m., Union Square, Post and Stockton streets]

Literary events

Joyce Carol Oates: The National Book Award-winning writer discusses her new novel, “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

Larry Doyle: The debut novelist discusses “I Love You, Beth Cooper.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St.]

Lectures

Bill Bradley and Alan Simpson: The former senators discuss the impact of big money on our political system. [Noon, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.]

Diane Demee-Benoit: Al Gore’s “climate messenger” gives a talk on global warming. [7 p.m., Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.]

At the public library

Opera preview: The S.F. Opera Guild presents a talk on the opera “Iphigenie en Tauride,” by Christoph Willibald Gulk. [Noon to 2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.]

Business counseling: The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free sessions. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Library, Business Center, 100 Larkin St.; call (415) 744-6827 for an appointment]

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