Good Day: June 23, 2010 

Journalist Janelle Brown talks about her debut novel, “This Is Where We Live.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Facebook and Google:
The Commonwealth Club hosts a lecture double bill: “The Facebook Effect,” with David Kirkpatrick, and “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” with Nicholas Carr. [6 p.m. (Kirkpatrick) and 7:45 p.m. (Carr), 595 Market St., S.F.]

Linda Fodrini-Johnson: The Eldercare Services founder gives a talk titled “The Great Debate: Should I Move to a Retirement Community or Stay in My Home?” [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Tim Wise:
The anti-racist essayist, educator and activist talks about “Colorblind: The Rise of Post Racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equity.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Susan Abulhawa: The novelist and essayist talks about “Mornings in Jenin,” a novel. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

William Dalrymple:
The India- and Britain-based historian and travel writer talks about his latest book, “Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Pride Month:
“Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-Imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By,” a series of readings and performance art, concludes. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Noh theater: Program, featuring renowned Japanese noh performers, explores traditional and contemporary innovations in the art of noh theater. [3 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

String fever:
The Kronos Quartet performs at Yoshi’s. The group combines a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lindy hopping: Lindy in the Square, featuring swing dancing, takes place in Union Square. Introductory dance lessons are followed by an open dance floor. [6 to 8 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

LGBT cinema: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival presents the 1958 German drama “Madchen in Uniform,” the Bahamian drama “Children of God” and other films. [11 a.m. onward, multiple venues,]

Chefs Mark Franz and Ryan Simas’ first-course selections include a little-gems salad with confit cherry tomatoes, creamy basil vinaigrette and pine nuts. Second courses include tagliarini pasta with Umbian black truffles and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Recommended entrees include Alaskan halibut with English pea agnolotti, lemon-verbena brodo and Del Cabo cherry tomatoes. For dessert, try the carrot cake. [450 Post St., S.F., (415) 956-6969]

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