Good day: Wednesday May 9

The New Christy Minstrels, the relaunched 1960s folk group, appear in concert. Proceeds benefit Restore Hetch Hetchy.

[7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.]

City activities

Day game: The S.F. Giants end their current home stand with an afternoon game against the New York Mets.

[12:35 p.m., 24 Willie Mays Plaza]

Film fest: The San Francisco International Film Festival continues. “The Yacoubian Building,” “The Old Garden,” “Lady Chatterley” and “A Walk to Beautiful” are among today’s selections.

 [12:45 to 11:30 p.m.; www.sfs.org]

Literary events

Nicole Mones: The novelist discusses “The Last Chinese Chef.”

[7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza]

Arthur Phillips: The novelist discusses “Angelica.”

[7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

At the colleges

War and health: UCSF’s Iraq Action Group hosts a symposium focusing on the health effects of the Iraq War on Iraqis and Americans.

[2 to 5:30 p.m., UCSF, Millberry Union Gymnasium, 500 Parnassus Ave.]

Lectures

Bernardo Alvarez Herrera: The ambassador of Venezuela to the United States speaks on Venezuelan affairs and relations within the Western Hemisphere.

[Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Jon Krosnick: The Stanford University professor discusses climate change and how the public’s political attitudes about the environment take shape and affect thinking and action.

[12:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Stephanie Nolen: Africa Bureau chief for the Globe and Mail and recipient of the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting gives a talk on AIDS in Africa and how it affects individual lives.

[6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

At the public library

Javaka Steptoe: The award-winning children’s literature illustrator talks about his life and work.

[5:30 to 8 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.]

Harry S. Pariser: The author of “Explore Costa Rica” talks about travel in that Central American country.

[6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St.]

Niners face tough road through NFL playoffs. Next stop Green Bay

Kickoff temperature expected to be 13 degrees, and dropping fast

‘Solar tax’ divides local environmental community

‘We want to see [the solar industry] grow, but we can’t do it on the backs of low-income Californians’

Saved! Community rallies to rescue City College’s Cantonese classes

‘We need to stop Asian hate and make sure the Chinese community has access to bilingual services’