Good Day: June 22, 2010 

WHO'S IN TOWN
Conchy Bretos
, former Florida secretary for aging and adult services and current CEO of MIA Consulting, talks about making assisted living easier than ever for older adults. Bretos’ company has helped 40 public housing developments nationwide bring assisted-living services to their residents. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


LECTURES
Jeff Goodell:
The journalist and author of “How to Cool the Planet” gives a talk titled “Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘From Free Love to Folsom Street’:
Panel discussion looks at how San Francisco’s cultural flair has come to include an openness toward sexual freedom. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]


LITERARY EVENTS
Vendela Vida:
The local writer celebrates the launch of her new novel, “Lovers.” The party benefits 826 Valencia. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
 
Martha McPhee: The novelist talks about “Dear Money,” the writing process and writing about money. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


AT THE COLLEGES
‘MiniMedical School’:
“Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine” is the focus of a six-Tuesday class beginning this evening. [7 p.m., UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]


AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Paper marbling:
Jamie Chan from Urban Fauna Studio teaches suminagashi, the ancient Japanese technique of paper marbling with inks and water. [3 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-2888]

Juggling act: Mark Bunnell, the “Juggling Tornado,” performs a fast-paced prop-comedy show for children of all ages. [10:30 a.m., Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]


LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Australian pop star:
Platinum-selling Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke brings her U.S. club tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

National Queer Arts Festival: “In Sickness and in Health” features best-friend pairs and their stories. Michelle Tea and Peter Pizzi, among others, take part. [7:30 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Stand-up show: Comedian Louis Katz, whose TV credits include HBO’s “Down and Dirty” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


DINING OUT
E&O Trading Co.:
Chef Arnold Eric Wong cooks Southeast Asian cuisine, and satays, small plates and big plates are available for lunch and dinner. Recommended items include a signature starter dish, Indonesian corn fritters with sweet chili soy sauce. Featured entrees include black pepper shaking beef — filet mignon, red onions, chilies, tomatoes, watercress and herbs. [314 Sutter St., S.F., (415) 693-0303]

AS BEST AS I CAN TELL, TWO SPEAKERS LISTED BELOW ARE SLATED FOR THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB; I WILL SEND A NOTE TO LESLIE ABOUT THIS

Who’s in town
Conchy Bretos, former Florida secretary for aging and adult services and current CEO of MIA Consulting, talks about making assisted living easier than ever for older adults. Bretos’ company has helped 40 public housing developments nationwide bring assisted-living services to their residents. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Lectures
Jeff Goodell: The journalist and author of “How to Cool the Planet” gives a talk titled “Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘From Free Love to Folsom Street’: Panel discussion looks at how San Francisco’s cultural flair has come to include an openness toward sexual freedom. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]


Literary events
Vendela Vida: The local writer celebrates the launch of her new novel, “Lovers.” The party benefits 826 Valencia. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
 
Martha McPhee: The novelist talks about “Dear Money,” the writing process and writing about money. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


At the colleges
‘MiniMedical School’: “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine” is the focus of a six-Tuesday class beginning this evening. [7 p.m., UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]


At the public library
Paper marbling: Jamie Chan from Urban Fauna Studio teaches suminagashi, the ancient Japanese technique of paper marbling with inks and water. [3 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-2888]

Juggling act: Mark Bunnell, the “Juggling Tornado,” performs a fast-paced prop-comedy show for children of all ages. [10:30 a.m., Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]


Local activities
Australian pop star: Platinum-selling Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke brings her U.S. club tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

National Queer Arts Festival: “In Sickness and in Health” features best-friend pairs and their stories. Michelle Tea and Peter Pizzi, among others, take part. [7:30 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Stand-up show: Comedian Louis Katz, whose TV credits include HBO’s “Down and Dirty” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Dining out
E&O Trading Co.: Chef Arnold Eric Wong cooks Southeast Asian cuisine, and satays, small plates and big plates are available for lunch and dinner. Recommended items include a signature starter dish, Indonesian corn fritters with sweet chili soy sauce. Featured entrees include black pepper shaking beef — filet mignon, red onions, chilies, tomatoes, watercress and herbs. [314 Sutter St., S.F., (415) 693-0303]

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