Good day: Friday, May 18 

Sax and the city: The S.F. International Arts Festival presents Cultural Odyssey’s "Underground Jazz Cabaret." The Idris Ackamoor Ensemble performs. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.]

Who’s in town

Sakeena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, talks about women’s rights in Afghanistan and the role that her organization plays in helping Afghan women and girls overcome challenges wrought by war and instability. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

City activities

Body show: Health and fitness are the focus of the Greater Body Expo, which features programs, exhibits, freebies and bargains on apparel and gear. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St.]

Spunky-dory: The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents "Spunk: Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston," a play that uses jazz and blues to connect three prewar stories. [8 p.m., Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 620 Sutter St.]

Literary events

Jim Crace: The novelist discusses "The Pesthouse." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

Triple feature: K. Elliott ("The Ski Mask Way"), Danielle Santiago ("Little Ghetto Girl") and Deja King ("Bitch") discuss their novels. [12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St.]

At the public library

Chess club: Players can learn the game or show their skill during this session for children 6 and older. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St.]

Hip-hop dance class: Registration is required. [4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Recreation Center, 500 Moultrie St.; register: (415) 355-2810]

At the colleges

‘Film Finals’: SFSU’s Cinema Department presents its annual student showcase. [7 p.m., S.F. State, Creative Arts Building, 1600 Holloway Ave.]

Student dramatists: S.F. Young Playwrights Festival features original plays written by local high school students. [8 p.m., City College, Diego Rivera Theatre, 50 Phelan Ave.]

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