Good Day: May 6, 2010 

Comedian Joan Rivers is a guest of honor at the San Francisco International Film Festival, where the documentary “Joan Rivers — A Piece of Work” is the closing-night attraction. The film takes audiences on a yearlong ride with Rivers. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.;]

Scott Turow:
The author and attorney talks about writing “Innocent,” a novel that is a reflection on U.S. criminal law as well as a crime drama. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Art history: Richard Mann, art-history professor at San Francisco State University, gives a talk on portraits that are on view at the Legion of Honor. [10 a.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Po Bronson:
The journalist and best-selling author talks about “NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children.” [7 p.m., Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto]

Miguel Syjuco: The novelist talks about “Ilustrado.” [Noon, “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo; 6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza, S.F.]

David Thomson:
The film critic and historian speaks. [2:10 p.m., San Francisco State University, Sunset Room, Towers Conference Center, 800 Font Blvd., S.F.]

Author appearance: Katherine A. Briccetti discusses “Blood Strangers,” her memoir. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Beyond Superheroes’: Film series presents “Ghost World,” directed by Terry Zwigoff and based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Funny biz:
“Hysteria,” a benefit for the Women’s Community Clinic, features a silent auction, reception and comedy show. Comic Maria Bamford performs. [6 to 9:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lei folk: “Exploratorium After Dark” presents an adult-geared evening of Hawaiian culture, Polynesian navigation and hands-on science. Guests include slack-key guitarist Makana. [6 to 10 p.m., Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]

Benefit: Creativity Explored, a gallery and art studio for artists with developmental disabilities, hosts “Art Changes Lives 2010,” a fundraiser and auction. [6:30 to 10 p.m., Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission St., S.F.]

Photography show: Robert Tat Gallery presents “Horst P. Horst + George Hoyningen-Huene,” an exhibit of classic images by the two photographers, icons of 20th century art and fashion. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 49 Geary St., S.F.]

The restaurant serves a wide range of sushi and Japanese-style dishes that have recently included hamachi ceviche, miso-glazed black cod and maitake-mushroom tempura. “Sumo Hour” (5:30 to 7 p.m.) features $4 sushi rolls. Thursdays through Saturdays, look for “Tsukiji Market” selections: hard-to-find fish obtained though sushi chef Akira Yoshizumi’s collaboration with sellers in Toyko. [2909 Webster St., S.F.; (415) 346-3431]

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