Good Day: Jan. 11, 2010 


Sweet Jo’s: Chef-owner Joanna Karlinsky serves New American and kosher-style cuisine at this restaurant at the Jewish Community Center, and she recommends her pizzas today. Named after women in the Bible, the pizzas are “100 percent sourdough and New York style,” and the menu includes a “plethora of toppings,” she says. Create-your-own options are available. [3200 California St., S.F.; (415) 345-0090]


Romania-born poet writer and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu gives a talk titled “Impractical Lessons for Practical Living.” “The Posthuman Dada Guide” is his new book. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


Exoplanetary science: The American Museum of Natural History’s Ben Oppenheimer discusses research efforts involving planets orbiting other stars. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; tickets: (800) 794-7576]

Behind the scenes: Sharon Gless, star of “A Round-Heeled Woman,” and Jane Juska, the book’s author, are interviewed by KRON’s Jan Wahl. [6 p.m., Z Space at Artaud, 450 Florida St., S.F.; tickets:]


Short memoirs: Smith Magazine’s Larry Smith and memoir editor Rachel Fershleiser discuss “It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Philip Hackett’s Poet’s Gallery welcomes Michael Kircher, Tom Mariani, and other poets. [6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Caffe Greco, 423 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Art and science: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous features talks that involve the converging of art, science and technology. [6:30 p.m., USF, Fromm Hall, Maier room, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.; RSVP:]


Resources for older adults: Erika Falk, clinical psychologist at the Institute on Aging, discusses issues of interest to older adults, including memory loss, caregiving and local resources. [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Job Seekers Lab: Session is for those who need more computer time or help to create résumés, complete applications or perform other job-search tasks. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Folk traditions: Del Sol String Quartet performs a concert exploring the tradition of folk music through pieces by Bela Bartok, Lou Harrison, Zhou Long and Gabriela Lena Frank. [7:30 p.m., Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Botanical art: The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society presents “Nature Observed,” an exhibit of watercolors by Thomas P. Rohlen. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Francisco Botanical Garden, library, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Life at sea: “Adventures at Sea,” a guided tour of the ship Balclutha, looks at the lives of 19th-century sailors, with a focus on the treacherous Cape Horn passage. [2:15 p.m., Hyde Street Pier, north end of Hyde Street, S.F.]

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