Yuja Wang is guest pianist for San Francisco Symphony with MTT conducting 

click to enlarge Symphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, presents works by Faure, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. Guest pianist: Yuja Wang, pictured. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Symphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, presents works by Faure, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. Guest pianist: Yuja Wang, pictured.

Who’s in town

Kim Novak
, star of “Vertigo,” receives the San Francisco Cinematic Icon Award at the S.F. Museum and Historical Society’s “Standing Ovations” gala. [5 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Lectures

Marriage equality:
Marriage equality advocates discuss the wave of support that has followed President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, plus new strategies for full equality. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

David Sanger: The New York Times journalist, whose new book is “Confront and Conceal,” examines how President Barack Obama has dealt with a world in turmoil. [6:30 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.; www.worldaffairs.org]

Clint Werner: The author of “Marijuana Gateway to Health” argues in favor of medicinal marijuana use, explaining that the cannabis plant can help protect people from serious diseases. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Donald MacDonald:
The author and bridge architect talks about “Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon.” [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: http://dmdggb.eventbrite.com]

Andrew Blackwell: The journalist and filmmaker discusses “Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

C. W. Gortner: The novelist talks about “The Queen’s Vow.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Carlin Romano:
The award-winning book critic challenges the belief that our nation is an anti-intellectual society. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: rsvp@milibrary.org or (415) 393-0100]

At the public library

Origami for kids:
The Japanese art of paper folding is the focus of this session for ages 5 and up. [3 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Teen reviewers:
The graphic novel, comics and manga program invites teens to review new titles. [3:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Local activities

Symphony concert:
The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, presents works by Faure, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. Guest pianist: Yuja Wang, pictured. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Swedish arts: Sweden’s 2012 Jenny Lind Concert takes place in Yerba Buena Gardens. Scholarship recipients Josefine Andersson, mezzo-soprano, and Nigar Dadascheva, pianist, perform. [12:30 p.m., 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Pride Month: National Queer Arts Festival presents “The Biggest Quake,” an evening in which local artists give readings and performances about AIDS. [7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka St., S.F.]

Art reception: The San Francisco Arts Commission holds an opening reception for “Stretch and Expose,” an exhibit celebrating the art of screen printing. [5 to 7 p.m., City Hall, ground floor, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Dining out

MoMo’s:
Look for the 8-ounce American Kobe burger, with Swiss, cheddar or bleu cheese. Burger enhancements include applewood-smoked bacon, avocado, sauteed onions and fried egg. [760 Second St., S.F.; (415) 227-8660]

Performance

Music and movies:
The Pacific Film Archive presents director Ken Russell’s flamboyant “Gothic,” set in a 1816 country estate where Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley birthed a monster called Frankenstein. A set by Ken Russell tribute band Brale preceds the screening. [7:30 p.m., 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley]

Turtle scoop: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Turtle Power NightLife,” an evening spotlighting the slow but steady reptile. Guests include the Capacitor dance troupe, above. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

World premiere: The Joe Goode Performance Group presents “When We Fall Apart,” a dance-theater work that examines the intricate relationship between house and body, along with the determination of the human spirit. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

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