Good day, San Francisco: June 27 

Wear and flair: The "Fabulous Fashion in Film Festival" opens with a gala featuring Project Runway notables, performances, a screening of "The Women" and a reception. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.]

Who’s in town

Award-winning China-born poet Bei Dao is a featured guest at a reading hosted by the San Francisco International Poetry Festival. A dozen poets from around the Bay and around the world take part in the program. [7 to 9:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.]

City activities

Clothes for the cure: "CoUtuRE," a fashion show and live auction, features local designers’ creations, modeled by breast-cancer survivors. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. [6 p.m., S.F. Design Center, 2 Henry Adams St.]

Comic opera: Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute presents Kirke Mechem’s "Tartuffe," based on the Molière play. [7 p.m., Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave.]

At the public library

‘Raw Cooking for Kids’: Participants mix and mash to create fun raw foods. [1 p.m., Park Branch, 1833 Page St.]

Teen Anime and Manga Club: Participants watch episodes of anime, eat Japanese snacks and make origami. [4 p.m., Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St.]

Literary events

Victor McGlothin: The novelist discusses "Sinful." [12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St.]

Pamela Des Barres: The author and former groupie talks about her book, "Let’s Spend the Night Together." [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.]

At the colleges

Theater presentation: "Aftermath of War," a play created by instructor John Wilk and theater students, looks at the human effects of the war in Iraq. [8 p.m., City College, Diego Rivera Theatre, 50 Phelan Ave.]

CinemaLit: Film program presents Mike Leigh’s "Topsy-Turvy." [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St.; RSVP: (415) 393-0100]

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