Good Day: July 20, 2010 

WHO'S IN TOWN
Comic-strip artist and animator Nina Paley presents “Sita Sings the Blues,” her award-winning animated feature film, during an evening benefiting the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Cartoon Art Museum. [7 to 9 p.m., Delancey Street Foundation Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

LECTURES
Menopause discussion:
Women’s health experts provide cutting-edge information for making informed decisions about treating the symptoms of menopause. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Urban farming: Speakers from local urban-farming organizations discuss the extent to which their groups are serving community food needs. The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association’s Young Urbanists hosts the evening. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Cops and firearms: Commonwealth Club’s Inforum hosts a public debate addressing the question of whether on-duty police should be carrying guns. [7 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LITERARY EVENTS
Abraham Verghese:
The writer and physician talks about his debut novel, “Cutting for Stone.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

LaborFest: Activist and educator Cindy Milstein talks about “Anarchism and Its Aspirations.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

Justin Cronin: The novelist talks about “The Passage.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Book group: Found in Translation book group discusses Honore de Balzac’s “Eugenie Grandet.” [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Local history:
Woody LaBounty presents a slide show based on “Carville-by-the-Sea,” his book about San Francisco’s “streetcar suburb.” [7 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Family seed workshop: “Art of Seeding” workshop, for ages 3 and up, explores how seeds work, and how to plant and care for them. [3 p.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]

AT THE COLLEGES
Stanford Jazz Festival:
The Gerald Clayton Trio performs. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall/Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Piano concert:
Pianist Kumaran Arul performs music by Chopin. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Community salsa: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of community salsa dancing. Vera Quijano provides instruction for beginners. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Indie horror: The Another Hole in the Head festival features indie-horror and grind-house films. “Lady Terminator,” “RoboGeisha” and “Macabre” screen today. [5 to 10:45 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Life before Dorothy: “Wicked” continues its run at the Orpheum Theater. The hit musical tells the story of Oz’s two best-known witches in their early years. [8 p.m., 1192 Market St., S.F.]

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