Good Day: May 18, 2010 

Who’s in town
Isobel Coleman, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “Paradise Beneath Her Feet,” gives a talk titled “Women, Islam, and Reform in the Middle East.” [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]


Lectures
Electric cars:
Panel discusses environmental, engineering, market acceptance and other issues related to whether electric cars can become the vehicles of the future. [3 to 5 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Offshore drilling: Town hall conversation looks at the future of offshore drilling in light of the Gulf of Mexico disaster. [7 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Literary events
Katie Arnoldi:
The novelist talks about “Point Dume.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

R.W. Gray: The fiction writer and poet talks about “Crisp,” a story collection. [7:30 p.m., A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro St., S.F.]


At the colleges
Phil Cousineau:
The writer, storyteller and word lover talks about his new book, “Wordcatcher.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]


At the public library
Film program:
ITVS Community Cinema presents the documentary “A Village Called Versailles.” A discussion follows. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

GreenFinanceSF: City staff and green-funding experts talk about opportunities for property owners investing in green home improvements. [7 p.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]


Local activities
Stand-up comedy:
Comedian Amy Schumer — seen on “Last Comic Standing,” “30 Rock” and “The Ellen Degeneres Show” — performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Classical music: Violinist Nikki Chooi, winner of the 2009 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, performs works by Mozart and Brahms. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Noir cinema: “I Still Wake Up Dreaming,” a film festival of rare B-noir, continues with a double feature of “Treasure of Monte Cristo” (8 p.m.) and “The Invisible Wall” (6:30 and 9:30 p.m.). [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Dining out
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen:
Chef-owner Adriana Lopez Vermut serves authentic Venezuelan arepera food — arepas, cachapas and maize’wiches — at this casual eatery that recently opened. Grilled corn breads are stuffed or layered with meat, cheese and vegetable fillings. [401 Valencia St., S.F., (415) 400-5453]

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