Good Day: March 10, 2010 

PERSON IN TOWN
Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain performs a "Masters of Percussion" concert, presented by SFJazz. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


LECTURES
Elizabeth Grossman: The environmental journalist talks about the promise of green chemistry. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Finding a bike: "Finding the Right Bike for You" is the focus of a presentation by an REI bicycle specialist. [7 p.m., REI, 1119 Industrial Blvd., San Carlos]


LITERARY
Cara Black:
The mystery-novel writer talks about "Murder in the Palais Royal." [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Kirya Traber: The performance poet celebrates "Black Chick," her hand-bound manuscript. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]


COLLEGES
Long-term care:
"Aging Explorers" lecture looks at the realities of long-term care today, including resources and alternatives. [12:30 p.m., SFSU, Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]


PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Radar Reading: Series showcases emerging and underground authors. Michelle Tea hosts. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Portraits of Africa: "Faces of Ghana," a photo exhibit, features the land and the people of the West African nation. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, African American Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


CITY
Jazz singer:
Paula West performs at the Rrazz Room. [8 p.m., Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Stand-up show: Comedian Tony Rock performs at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Women and HIV: UCSF hosts "She's Living Positive," a health fair for women and girls seeking information about HIV and available resources. [Noon to 4 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]


DINING OUT
Sens:
Chef Dane Boryta recommends a pair of dishes today. First up is grilled bone in New York steak. It is served with chanterelle mushrooms, asparagus and wild jasmine rice pilaf. Also look for Muscovy duck breast with cardamom jus and spring onion, spinach and chickpea crepe. [Four Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 362-0645]

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