Good Day for Jan. 19, 2010 

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La Mar Cebicheria: Specialties feature Peruvian ingredients and flavors, and chef Gaston Acurio’s menu includes cebiches, causas (whipped potato with aji amarillo and seafood or vegetarian toppings), anticuchos (grilled skewers), empanadas and classic and modern entrees. Recommended today: cebiche clasico (California halibut and red onions in habanero pepper leche de tigre with corn and yam). [Pier 1½, S.F., (415) 397-8880]


New York Times reporter Nazila Fathi, who was in Iran at the time of the June 2009 election, gives a talk titled “Covering Tehran: A Journalist’s Perspective.” [6 p.m., Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113, Stanford University, Stanford]


Zhou Wenzhong: China’s ambassador to the United States discusses U.S.-China relations and presents the Chinese perspective on China’s growing role in the world. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Cesar Chavez Street: City officials discuss the Cesar Chavez Street redesign — a new approach to street planning — and what it has taught them. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Lou Berney: The novelist talks about “Gutshot Straight.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

David Huerta and Mark Schafer: Poet Huerta and translator Schafer give a bilingual reading celebrating the release of Huerta’s “Before Saying Any of the Great Words.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


California car culture: Author Kevin Nelson talks about his new book, “Wheels of Change: From Zero to 600 M.P.H.: The Amazing Story of California and the Automobile.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]


ITVS Community Cinema: Program features a screening of “Garbage Dreams,” a documentary about a large garbage-recycling community in Egypt. [5:45 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Lizard Lady’: Children of all ages can learn about and touch live reptiles during this interactive program. [10:30 a.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

Singer-songwriter: Meklit Hadero, an Ethiopia-born singer, musician and songwriter and a resident artist at the Red Poppy Art House, performs at Café du Nord. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Spaghetti western: “Once Upon a Time in the West,” Sergio Leone’s epic spaghetti western, screens as part of a film series saluting the Italian director. [6 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute, 425 Washington St., S.F.]

Jewelry exhibit: The San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design presents “Designers on Jewelry: 12 Years of Jewelry Production by Chi ha paura …?” Dozens of jewelry pieces created by top designers are on view. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 550 Sutter St., S.F.]

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