Good day: Monday, May 21 

Sound and ‘visioning’: The Earplay ensemble presents "Earplay 22: Visioning," a concert of new chamber music. [Pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

Who’s in town

Peter Irons, writer, constitutional scholar and civil-rights attorney, talks about his new book, "God on Trial," which looks at recent landmark court battles over the separation of church and state. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building]

City activities

Shooting star: SFMOMA presents "Think While You Shoot," an exhibit of photos, magazine spreads and print layouts by 20th-century Hungary-born photographer Martin Munkacsi. [11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St.]

Monday baseball: The S.F. Giants play the Houston Astros. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza]

Literary events

Rebecca Mead: The New Yorker writer discusses "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding." [12:30 p.m., Stacey’s Bookstore, 581 Market St.]

Ellen Klages: The fiction writer discusses "Portable Childhoods." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]


Jim Hollingshead: The Monitor Group senior partner discusses how organizations can develop true insight into the markets they serve. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Sandy Tolan: The film producer and author of "The LemonTree" talks about the story of a Jewish and a Palestinian family riven by conflict but entwined by a simple tree. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Theater for kids: Preschool Theatre presents "Prince Cinders." [10:30 a.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St.]

Homework help: High school volunteers assist K-7 students. [4 to 6 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St.]

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