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Good Day: July 7, 2010

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Who’s in town

Comedian Dan Cummins — seen on Comedy Central, “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien — performs his stand-up act. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Lectures

Indonesian media: Speakers discuss Indonesia’s new democracy and the role of the Indonesian media in consolidating the democracy and providing political education to the public. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Craig Nathanson: The author and vocational coach talks about how to find a job after the age of 40 that you are passionate about. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]


Literary events

Suzanne Rivecca: The fiction writer talks about her debut story collection, “death is not an option.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Literary reading: The 2010 Intergenerational Writers Lab, a workshop for emerging writers, presents a night of readings by Ben Fong-Torres, Genny Lim and others. [7 p.m., Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]


At the colleges

Nursing program: USF’s School of Nursing presents an overview of its master’s and doctorate options. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain Admission Presentation Room, No. 216, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]


At the public library

Jewish cinema: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Executive Director Peter L. Stein gives a preview of this year’s lineup. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Radar Reading: Diane di Prima, Tony Tulathimutte, Mica Sigourney and Ryka Aoki read from their works. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Local activities

Mint condition: The Joe Goode Performance Group presents “Traveling Light,” a site-specific performance installation, at the Old Mint building. Multiple story lines feature tales of economic chaos. [8 p.m., 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Global resonance: Journalists from the PBS series “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” discuss the series and the impact of music on the wider world. A reception follows. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Workday music: People in Plazas, a series of concerts held in plazas in downtown San Francisco, welcomes Rolando Morales (Latin) at the 50 Fremont St. courtyard, 3 Coins in the Fountain (Italian) at Crocker Galleria and Bobbie Webb (blues) at 949 Market St. [Noon; www.peopleinplazas.org]


Dining out

Sweet Jo’s: Chef-owner Joanna Karlinsky serves New American and “kosherish” cuisine, and her pizzas, which have a sourdough crust and are named after women in the Bible, are highlighted today. Lots of toppings are available. Her recommended selection is the Rebecca pizza, which has marinara sauce, mozzarella, wild mushrooms, garlic cloves, fontina and Parmesan. [Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F., (415) 345-0090]