Good Day: Feb. 9, 2010 

Dining Out
Soluna Cafe and Lounge: In celebration of Beer Week, the restaurant and New Belgium Brewing Company host an evening of food and drink. Chef Francis Hogan’s four-course menu includes seared rare kona kampachi; baby spinach and radicchio salad; coffee-peppercorn-crusted prime rib of beef; and a dessert creation ¾ each complemented by a selected brew. [272 McAllister St., S.F.; (415) 621-2200;]

Who’s in town
Folk and bluegrass artist Dave Rawlings brings his Dave Rawlings Machine tour to San Francisco. [5:30 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St.; 8 p.m., the Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.]

Roger Dong:
The Taiwanese Embassy’s air and defense attache discusses how China’s growing military and economic power will affect U.S. roles and alliances in Asia. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Paul Linde: The UC San Francisco professor of psychiatry and author of “Danger to Self” talks about the medical, psychiatric and social problems confronted by frontline psychiatrists. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events
‘Lit & Lunch’:
German translator Susan Bernosfky discusses rediscovered Swiss author Robert Walser. The Center for the Art of Translation presents the program. [12:30 p.m., 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., S.F.]

Jim Powell: The poet talks about “Substrate.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges
Eileen Myles:
The poet, fiction writer, essayist and performer gives a lecture and reading. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library
Radar Reading:
Program welcomes writers Erin Markey, Moe Bowstern, Zoe Whittall and Quince Mountain. Michelle Tea hosts. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Blues in the Library’: Program, presented by the Golden Gate Blues Society and designed for 3- to 12-year-olds, provides an overview of the musical form. [3 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities
Transit hearing:
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hosts a public hearing on proposals, including Muni service cuts and fare hikes, for closing its budget deficit. [6 to 8 p.m., SFMTA, 1 S. Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Chamber players: Trio Cavatina — Harumi Rhodes (violin), Priscilla Lee (cello) and Ieva Jokubaviciute (piano) — performs works by Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Writer-performer: Brian Copeland (“Not a Genuine Black Man”) talks about growing up in San Leandro in the 1970s and the racial discrimination he experienced. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos]

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