Good Day for Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 

Who’s in town

St. Vincent, the one-woman performing and recording act of singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Annie Clark, performs a sold-out show at the Great American Music Hall.


Janice Mirikitani: The poet and Glide Foundation co-founder discusses her recovery from childhood abuse and her family’s World War II internment, and her creation of recovery programs for others. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Haiti discussion: “Haiti: Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum Global Town Hall this month. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Golden anniversary: Marcus Books celebrates its 50th anniversary with a party featuring musical and literary guests. Proceeds benefit the bookstore’s nonprofit literary program. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Margaret Erhart: The novelist talks about “The Butterflies of Grand Canyon.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Shanghai celebration:
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music celebrates the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a concert featuring works by its composers, plus special guests. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the public library

‘Mental Aerobics’: Class, led by City College of San Francisco’s Hope Levy, includes brain exercises designed to help seniors maintain and improve cognitive vitality and memory. [1:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Homework help:
Volunteers assist K-7 students with assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

AIDS benefit: Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents “All You Need Is Love 2,” which benefits AIDS charities and features Sharon Gless, Rita Moreno and Carly Ozard, among others. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Chamber concert: Earplay opens its 25th season with “Ear and There,” a concert of contemporary chamber music. Mary Chun conducts. [Talk at 6:45 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Britain and beyond:
The Mostly British Film Festival presents “Red Riding Trilogy” (1980) and the Australian films “Mary & Max” and “The Jammed,” among other fare. [12:15 to 11:30 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Dining out

Town Hall: Chef Vernon Morales recommends something old and something new. Fried chicken — accompanied by collard greens, smashed potatoes with buttermilk and butter, and bacon gravy — is a longtime customer favorite. New are the grilled duck hearts (on a skewer). The dish includes duck-liver pate, duck gelee and other ingredients. [345 Howard St., S.F., (415) 908-3900]

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