Will Durst kicks off a string of stand-up shows at the Punch Line 

PERSON IN TOWN

Reggae singer Stephen Marley performs at The Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

LECTURES

Adam Gazzaley:
The UCSF professor discusses brain plasticity across the lifespan and the hotly debated topic of the impact of brain training and cognitive exercises. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Electric-car plan: City officials discuss progress made toward making the Bay Area the “electric-vehicle capital of the United States.” [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Art talk and walk: Artists from the Arts Commission’s “Art in Storefronts” exhibition discuss their temporary projects. A walking tour of the sites follows. [ 6 to 8 p.m., Luggage Store, 1007 Market St., S.F.]

LITERARY

Tom Franklin:
The novelist talks about “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.” [Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Two poets: Hazel White (“Peril as Architectural Enrichment”) and Rena Rosenwasser (“Elevators”) celebrate the release of their new poetry volumes. [7:30 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

John Gibler: The author of “Mexico Unconquered” talks about “To Die in Mexico: Dispatched From Inside the Drug War.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Tod Davies: The debut novelist talks about “Snotty Saves the Day.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

COLLEGES

Art tour:
Docent tours survey the Cantor Arts Center’s collection of bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, the largest such collection outside Paris. [2 p.m., meet in Cantor lobby, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University]

Charity book drive: UCSF’s Kalmonovitz Library (530 Parnassus Ave., S.F.) and San Francisco General Hospital’s Barnett-Briggs library (1001 Potrero Ave., S.F.) are collecting used recently published books in good condition. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m.]

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Earthquake preparedness:
Matt Springer, associate professor of medicine at UCSF, gives a presentation on how to lessen earthquake damage at home and at work. [6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

Film night: “Dr. Strangelove” (1964), directed by Stanley Kubrick, is the feature attraction. [6 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

CITY

Political satire:
Comedian and political satirist Will Durst kicks off a string of stand-up shows at the Punch Line. [44 Battery St., S.F.]

Community salsa: It’s “Salsa in the Square” night in Union Square. Los Compas performs dance music of the Americas. Introductory dance lessons start things off. [6 to 8 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

Two psychothrillers: Roman Polanski’s “Repulsion” (1965) and Otto Preminger’s “Bunny Lake Is Missing” (1965) screen as a double feature. [2:50, 4:50, 7 and 9 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

DINING OUT

B44:
Chef Daniel Olivella’s three-course Dine About Town dinner ($34.95) features Catalan cuisine. Appetizers include xato salad, and piquillo peppers stuffed with Dungeness crab. Main-course options include paella (saffron rice, chorizo, chicken, seafood, vegetables); and pork tenderloin with potato gratin, caramelized apples and glasses pimenton. Desserts include cream puffs with ice cream, cocoa sauce and almonds. [44 Belden Place, S.F.; (415) 986-6287]

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