Good Day: July 27, 2010 

Who’s in town

Comedian Doug Benson performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Lectures

Homeless LGBTQ youth: Speakers from Larkin Street Youth Services talk about the high incidence of homelessness among LGBTQ youth and what can be done about it. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Communities for Aging’: Speakers discuss what communities are doing to ensure transportation and affordable-housing options for seniors. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Jesse Schell: The game designer and CEO of Schell Games explores social, cognitive and technological trends in computer game design and use. [7:30 p.m., Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Sally Osberg: The Skoll Foundation president talks about social entrepreneurship and the societal changes it seeks to bring about. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Literary events

David Carnoy: The novelist talks about “Knife Music.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Book group: Mr. Bookclub meets to discuss “The Case of the Missing Servant” by Tarquin Hall. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]


At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: The Junior Mance Trio performs. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall/Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]


At the public library

North Beach Poetry Series: Poet and teacher Mike Aguzin and poet, artist and Baudelaire translator Ronald F. Sauer read. [7 p.m., North Beach Branch, 2000 Mason St., S.F.]

‘How to Talk to a Dog’: SPCA volunteer Cathy Brody and her service dog show children how to approach, communicate with and make friends with a dog. [3 p.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]


Local activities

Modern couple: “Harold and Maude” (1971), Hal Ashby’s darkly comedic film about a morbid teen and a life-embracing 79-year-old, screens at the Red Vic Movie House. [7:15 and 9:15 p.m., 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Singer-songwriter: Laura Marling, a rising folk-music artist from England, performs at the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Midday Brahms: Clarinetist Tom Rose and the Temescal String Quartet perform Johannes Brahms’ “Clarinet Quintet.” Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Baseball game: The Giants play the Florida Marlins. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of cha-cha dancing. Imperial Ballroom provides instruction. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Dining out

Americano: Chef Kory Stewart creates California cuisine that reflects rustic Italian influences. Recent menu selections include spaghetti with summer squash, chili flake, garlic, mint and ricotta salata; saffron-braised halibut and Manila clams on toasted capellini with English peas and aioli; and chicken al mattone with asparagus, maitake mushrooms and spring-garlic salsa. [8 Mission St., S.F., (415) 278-3777]

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