Good day: Friday, May 25 

Chinese vibrations: Melody of China presents Chinese folk music and new works by young local composers. The group performs on traditional Chinese instruments. [8 p.m., Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St.]

Who’s in town

Blues guitarist and singer Sonny Rhodes performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 and 10 p.m., 401 Mason St.]

City activities

World dance: Presidio Dance Theatre presents "Dancing Across Cultures," a performance that shows dance-theater traditions in their historical context. [Reception at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.]

Baseball with a bang: It’s fireworks night at the ballpark, and the Giants play the Rockies. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza]

At the colleges

Chamber music: The Afiara String Quartet performs. [8 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St.]

CinemaLit: Film series presents "Gold Diggers of 1933." Special guest: author Matthew Kennedy ("Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes"). [6:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St.; RSVP: (415) 393-0100]

Lectures

Eddie Tabash: The Southern California attorney, who has been active in defending the rights of atheists, gives a talk titled "The Threat of the Religious Right to Our Liberties."[6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Museum pieces: Docent-led tour explores the exhibit "Masterpieces of French Jewelry." [1:30 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave.]

At the public library

Min-Sok Korean Festival: Hallyu ("Korean Wave") is the theme of this celebration, which features film, music and discussion. [1 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.]

Chinese word-processing: Class, conducted in Mandarin, is designed for beginners. [2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.]

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