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.]

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