Bob Mould reads from his autobiography at Herbst Theatre

Bob Mould: The musician
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PERSON IN TOWN

Best-selling novelist Andrew Gross talks about his new thriller, “Eyes Wide Open.” [7 p.m., “M” is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

LECTURES

Jeremy Jackson: The Scripps University professor discusses the decline in fishery catches, and why historical perspective is critical in revitalizing fisheries and ecosystems. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Digital-age literature: Writers, editors and publishers discuss the future of literature and journalism in the digital age. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.; RSVP: (800) 838-3006]

Cloud computing: Industry insiders Chris Jones and Ian McFarland discuss the emerging field of cloud computing and how to make it work for your company and your customers. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Public-private partnerships: Speakers discuss how nonprofits, businesses and government can join forces to support underserved communities through education and entrepreneurship. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LITERARY

Bob Mould: The musician, singer-songwriter, producer and DJ talks about “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.” The evening benefits 826 Valencia. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Patricia J. Machmiller: The haiku poet discusses “Autumn Loneliness: The Letters of Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi, July-December, 1967.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Oral histories: Editor Alia Malek, in conversation with civil rights advocate Karen Korematsu, discusses “Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

COLLEGES

Bookstore open house: The Stanford Bookstore hosts an open house with tours, giveaways and refreshments. [11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford University, Stanford]


PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Chinese book printing: Woodblock-printing masters from China’s Yangzhou Museum and Nanjing University demonstrate printing and carving techniques. [3 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

“Architecture of Sound”: Panelists discuss the relationship of architecture, acoustics and live performance and how it has influenced Bay Area music venues. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

CITY

Comedy show: China-born, Massachusetts-based comedian Joe Wong performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Senior poets: The TODCO Poets, whose members include seniors in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood, read from their work. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

History tour: The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society hosts its “Architecture, History, and Mythology” tour of the Civic Center and City Hall. [1 p.m., meet at Pioneer Monument, Fulton Street near Larkin Street, S.F.]

Piano concert:
Pianist Marta Lledo performs a program of tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan, Alejandro Scarpino and others. Presented by Noontime Concerts. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

DINING OUT

Jasper’s Corner Tap: Chef Adam Carpenter and Beefeater and Plymouth gin ambassador Erick Castro have put together a one-night-only Cocktail Week dinner featuring refined comfort food and classic cocktails ($93). Dishes include deviled eggs with salad, riblettes in citrus broth and halibut with tomato and sweet-corn succotash. Specially-paired cocktails accompany each course. [8 p.m., 401 Taylor St., S.F., (415) 775-7979]

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