Good day, San Francisco: July 24 

S.F. Jewish film festival: Germany-based director Dani Levy receives the festival’s 2007 Freedom of Expression Award. His film "My Fuehrer" screens. [1:30 to 11 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Jessica Valenti, founder and executive editor of feministing.com, a blog popular with younger women, reads from her new book, "Full Frontal Feminism." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

City activities

Park place: "Party for Parks" fundraiser features food and drink, music, door prizes and tips on easy ways to go green. Proceeds benefit the Trust for Public Land. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St.]

Passion palettes: Work by Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson and Joan Mitchell, among others, is on view in "The Passionate Gesture," an exhibit of postwar abstract art. [10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 250 Sutter St.]

Literary events

Robyn Meredith: The Forbes foreign correspondent discusses "The Elephant and the Dragon." [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

Alan Weisman: The journalist discusses "The World Without Us." [5:45 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Lectures

Bernadette Hooper: The San Francisco native and author talks about the Mission district. [7 p.m., Mission Dolores High School, 3371 16th St.]

Amy Meyer: The longtime parkland advocate discuses how 80,000 acres of Northern California coastline were preserved instead of paved over. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Puppet show: The Puppet Company presents "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice," for children of all ages. [10:30 a.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court]

Harry Potter Lunch Club: Participants, ages 8 and older, can bring a lunch and listen to book No. 7. [1 to 3 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave.]

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