June 17: CSS' Brazilian rock and other S.F. events 

Who's in town

Soprano Lisa Vroman is among the guest artists joining the San Francisco Symphony tonight for a concert celebrating the tenure of John Goldman, former president of the symphony's board of governors. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and violinist Gil Shaham also appear. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Denise Kiernan: The journalist talks about "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Book group: The NYM-Actual-Book Club (ages 14 and up) discusses "Ask the Passengers," by A.S. King. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]


Conflicts in Asia: Speakers examine subnational conflicts in Asia and discuss the findings of a study conducted to determine whether foreign aid is easing the problem. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

'Power Choice': Speakers discuss how the rising interest in clean power is presenting electricity monopolies with competition for the first time, and how community choice could affect energy supply. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Latinas in business: Speakers share inspirational strategies that can help Latinas and all women achieve professional success and fulfillment. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Waterfront housing: Speakers discuss challenges and opportunities relating to locating housing near the water. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Economic talk: Freedom Socialist Party launches "Capitalism's Assault on All Things Public and How to Stop It," a discussion series that uses Marxist analysis to look at current economic woes. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

At the colleges

'Writing in Books': Exhibit looks at how print and manuscript notation coexist in books to the benefit of historians and other scholars. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Peterson Gallery, Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Span city: Jim Van Buskirk, author of "Celluloid San Francisco," presents a humorous, clip-filled program of movie depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Managing your money: Course teaches the basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. [11 a.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

Brazilian rock

CSS, an electro-rock and dance-punk band from Sao Paulo, Brazil, performs a concert in support of its new album, "Planta." [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., S.F.]

Local activities

Theatrical reading: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, in association with Project1Voice, presents a benefit including a staged reading of "A Soldier's Play" by Charles Fuller. [7 p.m., San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St., S.F.; (415) 474-8800]

Liar's den: The Porchlight storytelling series' June edition features stories of lies and trickery. Storytellers include singer-songwriter Frank Portman and Litquake's Jack Boulware. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Genre hopping: Fiction writer Peter Orner reads his plays at tonight's edition of "Writing Outside the Box," a series featuring artists presenting work outside their usual genres. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Waterfront Restaurant: Seafood dishes dominate the menu, and chef Steven Moore recommends the wood-oven-roasted whole fish today. The wood-oven-roasted whole fish is recommended. The fish — branzino, a Mediterranean fish — is stuffed with braised fennel, roasted and served with roasted green beans and cherry tomatoes. Dungeness crab and lemon nage complete the meal, which is described as large-portioned and super-popular. [Pier 7, The Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 391-2696]

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