June 9: Nir Felder performs and other SF activities 

Who's in town

Nir Felder, a new voice in jazz guitar, performs material from his debut album, "Golden Age." [8 p.m., Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council's International Forum holds its June discussion. "Afghanistan and Iraq Hold Elections: What Next?" is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

'Resource Revolution': Speakers discuss the investment opportunity that exists in the growing consumer classes in China and India and the need to shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energy. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

George V. Coyne: The Jesuit priest, astronomer and former director of the Vatican Observatory discusses science and scripture. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Literary events

Book awards: The California Book Awards celebration features a reception, an awards ceremony and a book-signing session. Honored writers include Karen Fowler (fiction). [5 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Laurel Corona: The author of young-adult and historical fiction talks about "The Mapmaker's Daughter," her new book for adults. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan: The journalist, memoirist and food writer talks about "Singapore Noir." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Left Coast Writers: Group launches Adrienne Amundsen's "Reclaiming the Apple: Poems From Afghanistan." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Book group: The Broken Compass Adventure Book Club discusses "The Orchid Thief." by Susan Orlean. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Modern origami: Artists push the bounds of origami in the exhibit "Movement in Paper." [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 1650 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

'Maker Mondays': Crafts hour, for ages 8 to 18, offers the chance to make things. [4 p.m., Main Library, Children's Creative Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Senior and disability help: Aging and Disability Resource Center visits the library to provide referrals and form-completion help to seniors and people with disabilities. [2 to 5 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Swedish film: "We Are the Best!," filmmaker Lukas Moodysson's Swedish comedy about three 13-year-old girls and their punk band, is playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. [1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; (415) 352-0835]

New theater: Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Series features new plays performed in an intimate setting, plus a Q&A. A work-in-progress by Kimber Lee is on the bill today. [7 p.m., ACT's Costume Shop, 1119 Market St., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents "Left Coast Summer Reading," a concert of musical compositions inspired by works of literature. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Dining out

Plouf: The Dine About Town menu continues through June 15. Course one is a choice of soup du jour, mussels gratinee or grilled peach salad. For an entree, diners can choose pistachio-crusted petrale sole or housemade fettuccine. [40 Belden Place, S.F.; (415) 986-6491]

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