October 2: Yellowcard and other SF events 

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  • The pop-punk and alternative-rock band Yellowcard performs a show to promote its latest album, “Ocean Avenue Acoustic.”
Who's in town

Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs performs. “Warp and Weft” is her new album. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Lectures

Paul Alan Cox: The ethnobotanist discusses environmental projects researchers hope will lead to effective therapies for Alzheimer’s and other tangle diseases. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Good food: The panel discusses how fighting for a just food system can greatly benefit individual communities and the world at large. Speakers include Nick Saul (The Stop). [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Gary Kamiya: The author of “Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco,” in conversation with journalist Mark Hertsgaard, talks about San Francisco’s hidden history. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary

Eric Schlosser: The investigative journalist discusses “The Nuclear Safety Myth.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 292-1233 or Arts@jccsf.org]

Nicholson Baker: The author of fiction and nonfiction talks about “Traveling Sprinkler,” his new novel. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Jennifer duBois: The novelist talks about “Cartwheel.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the colleges

Film screening: “Crime and the City” film series presents “A Cop” (aka “Dirty Money”), a 1972 French drama directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. [7 p.m., History Corner (Building 200), Room 305. Stanford University, Stanford]

Farmers market: UC San Francisco market features fresh produce at two campuses. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parnassus campus, Elevator G Breezeway, 500 Parnassus Ave., S.F.; 10 to 2 p.m., Mission Bay campus, 500 Gene Friend Way, plaza, S.F.]

At the library

Opera lecture: The San Francisco Opera Guild presents a musicologist lecture previewing the opera’s production of Verdi’s “Falstaff.” [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Novelist appearance: Cory Doctorow, author of “Little Brother,” San Francisco’s One City One Book selection for 2013, appears in conversation. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Pop punk

The pop-punk and alternative-rock band Yellowcard performs a show to promote its latest album, “Ocean Avenue Acoustic.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Local activities

Polish theater: Studium Teatralne from Poland presents “The King of Hearts Is Off Again,” a play based on a fact-inspired Hannah Krall novel about a young Jewish woman in the Warsaw ghetto. [8 p.m., 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

LGBT job fair: LGBT Career Fair offers a chance to network and learn about job opportunities. Leading Bay Area employers take part. [Noon to 3 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.; RSVP: www.lgbtcareerfair30.eventbrite.com]

Rock and roots: Indie band Bronze Radio Return performs at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Up, On & Over” is the group’s latest album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Delfina: Italian fare is on chef and co-owner Craig Stoll’s menu. The grilled calamari, with warm white-bean salad, baby arugula, and lemon zest, is a signature appetizer. The spaghetti, with house tomato sauce, chili flake and olive oil, is a popular pasta dish. [3621 18th St., S.F.; (415) 552-4055]

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