Good day, San Francisco: July 30 

Dress to express: Fabulous Fashion in Film Festival presents "Grey Gardens" and "Paris Is Burning." A "Little Edie" look-alike contest accompanies the "Grey Gardens" screening. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Cartoonist Larry Gonick, who is known for his award-winning "The Cartoon History of the Universe" and cartoon guides to science, gives a talk on how cartooning can teach history. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.]

City activities

North Beach tour: "F"-themed walk covers food, fires, fiction, films and other factors associated with the neighborhood. [3 to 5 p.m., meet at 1 Telegraph Hill Drive; RSVP: (415) 793-5378]

Rough seas: "Adventures at Sea" tour explores the hardships and rewards experienced by 19th century sailors on the Cape Horn passage. [2:15 p.m., aboard the Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, Hyde and Jefferson streets]

Literary events

Jasper Fforde: The novelist discusses "Thursday Next: First Among Sequels." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave.]

Chris Felver: The photographer and filmmaker celebrates the release of "Beat." [7:30 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave.]

Lectures

Michael T. Moe: The ThinkEquity Partners cofounder gives a talk titled "Insights Into What Makes Companies Great." [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

William Taylor: The author ("Rescued by Mao") and former prisoner of war shares his story of how he escaped as a P.O.W. during World War II. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St.]

At the public library

Disability sports: "Raising the Bar," a photographic exhibit, provides an intimate look at the international para-athletic community. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Main Library, Jewett Gallery, 100 Larkin St.]

Preschool film: "Rikki Tikki Tavi" screens. Program is for ages 3 and older. [10:30 a.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St.]

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