August 14: Seattle folk-rock and other S.F. events

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Who's in town

Comedian Nate Bargatze performs. “Conan,” “Comedy Central Presents,” and the Montreal Comedy Festival are some of his credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Female ocean scientists: Four top women in ocean science discuss how they achieved their success, the role of women in the field, and issues relating to oceans. [6:30 p.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Embarcadero at Beach Street. S.F.]

John Santos: The Latin-jazz percussionist conducts a session in a six-Wednesday “Discover Jazz” series. “The Spirit of the Drum” is the theme. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

'War on both sides': Journalist-performer Ruben Martinez and performer-writer Raquel Gutierrez discuss their work and the role of art in addressing drug-war-related violence. [7 p.m., Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Fran Moreland Johns: The locally based writer and blogger talks about “Perilous Times: An Inside Look at Abortion Before And After Roe V. Wade.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Toby Barlow: The novelist talks about “Babayaga.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Caleb Crain: The literary critic and journalist discusses his debut novel, “Necessary Errors.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Indian film: The program features a screening of the Indian film “Well Done Abba” (2010), a political satire directed by Shyam Benegal. [7 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, 485 Laseum Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

New book group: The Mother-Daughter Book Group kicks off with a discussion of “Inside Out and Back Again,” by Thanhha Lai. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

Health care: Doug Patterson, CEO of Catalyst Health and Benefits Inc., discusses how to get the most out of the Affordable Care Act and how to avoid its pitfalls. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Folk-rock band

Ivan and Alyosha, a folk-rock band from Seattle, perform a concert in support of their first full-length album, “All the Times We Had.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Local activites

Art reception: The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts hosts an opening reception for “Untitled,” an exhibit of works by Bay Area artists. Themes include migration, intervention, and documentation. [7:13 p.m., 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Access event: The de Young Museum hosts an “Artful Discoveries” event, an art-viewing opportunity for people with early-stage dementia and their family members and caregivers. [11 a.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (415) 750-7645]

Outdoor concert: The roots, rock and R&B band Moonalice performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

La Mar: Sustainable Peruvian fare is on chef Diego Oka's menu, and the diver-caught octopus skewers are highlighted today. The dish includes anticuchera sauce, herbed mashed potatoes, sauteed choclo (Peruvian corn), Peruvian botija-olive aioli and chalaca chimichurri. Also recommended: the Dungeness crab with whipped potatoes, avocado puree, quail egg, cherry tomato, and aji-amarillo sauce. [Pier 1 1/2, S.F. (415) 397-8880]

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