Good Day: March 23, 2010 

Nature photographer and Nebraska native Michael Forsberg shares his work documenting the vast tableau of the Great Plains — its lakes and prairies and its plants and animals. [12:15 and 7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Michael S. Conte:
The vascular surgeon and UCSF professor talks about peripheral artery disease, a condition that results from blockage of arteries in the extremities. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Jim Rosenthal: The former U.S. State Department ambassador talks about special envoys and diplomacy. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Charles Emmerson:
The author and geopolitics expert talks about “The Future History of the Arctic.” [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Elizabeth Eslami: The debut novelist talks about “Bone Worship.” [12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Company, 50 Second St., S.F.]

Physics talk:
Stanford University lecture examines the “deep secrets” of the neutrino particle. [7:30 p.m., Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park]

‘Wonderful Short Stories’:
Mary O’Toole reads from a selection of short stories. The program is for grown-ups. [8 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

Civil disobedience: “Occupation!” a photo exhibit, looks at civil-disobedience actions held in San Francisco in the name of economic justice. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, History Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Public arts:
Levydance presents “Intimate Visibility,” an outdoor performance series exploring human connection in the cyber-age. [7:30 p.m., U.N. Plaza, Market and Hyde streets; 8:30 p.m., Powell and Market streets, S.F.]

British blues: Savoy Brown, one of the earliest of the British blues bands, performs at Biscuits and Blues. [8 p.m., 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Modern artist: “The Visionary Art of Morris Graves,” an exhibit marking the 20th-century artist’s 100th birthday, focuses on the mythic motifs and symbolism found in his work. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., S.F.]

Ame Restaurant:
Restaurateurs Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani and chef Greg Dunmore serve New American cuisine, and two dishes are recommended today. The first, an appetizer, is Napoleon of foie gras and barbecued eel with sansho-pepper balsamico sauce. The other, a main course, is crispy suckling pig with potato puree, forest mushrooms and wild-nettle sauce. [689 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 284-4040]

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