Good Day: April 19, 2010 

Who’s in town

Pianist Lang Lang appears as a soloist with the young musicians of the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, who are on their first tour of the United States. Tonight’s sold-out concert takes place at Davies Symphony Hall.


At the colleges

Joelle Jolivet: The internationally acclaimed French illustrator discusses her work. [7:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]


Self-publishing: Session covers numerous aspects of self-publishing, taught by experts who have done it themselves. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Anne Lamott: The locally based writer, whose latest novel is “Imperfect Birds,” talks about her work. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Christopher Rice: The novelist presents “Moonlit Earth.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Comics Club: Fans of manga, graphic novels, comic strips and comic books can read, draw and talk about comics at this session designed for ages 12 to 18. [2 to 4 p.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

Magic show: Magic Dan performs feats of illusion. [10:30 a.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 45 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Drawing power: “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” a film made by graffiti artist Banksy, is screening at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, and 9:50 p.m., 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.]

Benefit concert: The 2010 Global Health Benefit features Sarah Dugas, Christian Dugas and Jordan McConnell from the Duhks, the Canadian “soulgrass” band. Proceeds go to Medshare. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Art at City Hall: The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery presents “Replay,” an exhibit of ephemera illustrating the gallery’s impact on the local arts landscape. [8 a.m. to 8 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

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