Courtesy photoPunk night: Pioneering punk group Bad Religion

Courtesy photoPunk night: Pioneering punk group Bad Religion

April 20: Bad Religion, 'How High' and more

Who’s in town

Actress Candice Bergen, whose credits include “The Sand Pebbles” and TV’s “Murphy Brown,” discusses her new memoir, “Fine Romance.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


International relations: The Internet has made the world feel smaller than ever, but what happens when cultural differences interfere with clear communication? Experts in international relations share tips on bridging the gaps. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Life stories: Actress Kate Mulgrew of “Orange Is the New Black” and “Star Trek: Voyager” shares stories from her life, including giving up a daughter for adoption, in her new memoir, “Born With Teeth.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Taste of Benu: Corey Lee discusses his work with the three-Michelin-star restaurant Benu and his new cookbook. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Deep’ themes: Best-selling author Neal Shusterman’s latest book, “Challenger Deep,” examines mental illness with the story of a dangerous journey to the deepest part of the ocean. [5 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Poetry night: Poets Clyde Always, Stephen Kopel and Tom Stolmar are reading from their work, followed by an open-mic session. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the public library

Movie time: Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant play amorous adversaries in the 1938 comedy “Holiday.” [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Author readings: Alexis Coe and Rodes Fishburne read from their books, ““Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis” and “Going to See the Elephant,” respectively. [7 p.m., Humanities Auditorium, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Armenian genocide: Stanford University faculty and staff share reflections on the 1915 Armenian genocide, and its lingering effects on the Armenian diaspora. [4 p.m., Humanities Center, Stanford University, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford]

Local activities

Free screening: Munch on free popcorn and check out “How High,” in which Redman and Method Man play two college hopefuls with a serious smoking habit. [7 p.m., Rock Steady, 1741 San Pablo Ave., Oakland]

Rock show: Pennsylvania power-pop group Tigers Jaw is playing songs from its latest album, “Charmer,” and more. Lemuria and Somos are opening the show. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Cookie time: Celebrate the legacy of 1980s art-house heroine Cookie Mueller, a writer and actress who appeared in the films of John Waters, with a popup party featuring free cookies (of course) and an appearance by Chloe Griffin, author of “Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller.” [7 p.m. Modern Appealing Clothing, 387 Grove St., S.F.]

Punk night: Pioneering punk group Bad Religion, which formed in Southern California in the 1980s, is concluding its two-day residency with songs from the 21st century. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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