Good Day: March 24, 2010 

PERSON IN TOWN
Author Frances Mayes talks about “Every Day in Tuscany,” a sequel to her best-selling memoirs “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “Bella Tuscany.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

LECTURES
New media:
New leaders of media in San Francisco talk about new sources of local news. [6:30 p.m ., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Honeymoon in Pyongyang’: Kris and Noah Lang show photos and videos from their 2008 visit to North Korea and answer questions about the mysterious, largely unvisited country. [7 p.m., Electric Works, 130 Eighth St., S.F.]

LITERARY
Yoram Bauman:
The economist and comedian talks about “The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume 1: Microeconomics.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Carrie Ryan: The author of “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” and “The Dead-Tossed Waves” is the guest at today’s meeting of Not Your Mother’s Book Club. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

COLLEGES
Women’s History Month concert: Bittersweet
, a folk-rock act featuring Judea Eden and Amy Meyers, performs. [Noon, UCSF, Lange Reading Room, fifth floor, UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Poets Eleven:
S.F. poets read from their work on a district-by-district basis in this 11-part celebration of poetry and diversity. Poets from District 6 read today. [6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

First Lady’s Salon: “Abigail Powers Fillmore and the Creation of the White House Library” is the subject of a slide show given by librarian and author Elizabeth Thacker-Estrada. [7 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

CITY
Passage to India:
Comedian and solo artist Alicia Dattner performs “Eat, Pray, Laugh!,” her award-winning show about the trip she took to India in search of spiritual salvation. [8 p.m.,Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St., S.F.]

Cartoon artist: Museum’s Small Press Spotlight series features the art of Jamaica Dyer, creator of the webcomic and graphic novel “Weird Fishes.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Jazz artist: Brazil-born pianist, singer and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at Yoshi’s. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

DINING OUT
La Mar Cebicheria
: Chef Gaston Acurio’s Peruvian-flavored menu includes cebiches, causas (whipped potato with aji amarillo and seafood or vegetarian toppings), anticuchos (grilled skewers), empanadas and classic and modern entrees. Recommended today is cebiche clasico -- halibut in a classic leche de tigre (lime juice and peppers) with red onions, habanero, Peruvian corn and yam. [Pier 1 1/2, S.F. (415) 397-8880]

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