Good day: Tuesday May 15 

Screen gem: Five-Tuesday German film series opens with a screening of "M," Fritz Lang’s 1931 drama starring Peter Lorre as a serial killer. [7 p.m., Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush St.]

Who’s in town

Feminist activist and educator Megan Seely discusses her new book, "Fight Like a Girl." Seeley is also a former president of the California chapter of the National Organization for Women; in 2001, she became the youngest woman ever elected to that post. [7:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.]

City activities

A little noon music: Noontime concerts presents a program of Mueller oboe concertos performed by Toutes Suites, featuring oboist Marianne Pfau. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St.]

Stately mansion: S.F. Decorator Showcase invites the public to a historic mansion. The showcase, which runs through May 28, benefits S.F. University High School’s financial-aid program. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2901 Broadway]

Literary events

Nathan Englander: The short-story writer discusses his debut novel, "The Ministry of Special Cases." [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

Naeem Murr: The novelist discusses "The Perfect Man." [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza]


Delta issues: Ellen Hanak, directorof the economy program at the Public Policy Institute of California, discusses the state and future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 312 Sutter St.]

LBGT film: Filmmakers Debra Chasnoff and Pam Walton discuss how documentary film can assist the quest for LGBT equality. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Felicia Hoshino: The children’s-book author-illustrator gives a talk and leads kids in an art project. Program is designed for ages 8 to 10. [10:30 a.m., Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St.; RSVP: (415) 557-4549]

Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition: Group holds its May meeting. [4:30 p.m., Main Library Latino/Hispanic B, 100 Larkin St.]

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