Feb. 11: Brain food, comedy and more

Who’s in town

Nick Hornby, the British author of “High Fidelity,” “Fever Pitch” and now “Funny Girl,” is chatting about his work with writer Vendela Vida. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Terrorism in Europe: Pauline Carmona, French consul general to San Francisco, discusses the impact of recent terror attacks in France and beyond. [12:15 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ecological footprint: Mathis Wackernagel, president of the Global Footprint Network, shares new findings about the health of the planet and the impact of human civilization. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Fogbound: San Francisco’s mysterious fog is a key character in Kyle Boelte’s new memoir, “The Beautiful Unseen.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Brainy cookbook: Rebecca Katz addresses real brain food in “The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Steamy stories: Good Vibrations is launching “Best Gay Erotica 2015.” [7 p.m., Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk St., S.F.]

Texas drama: Acclaimed Mexican author Carmen Boullosa’s novel “Texas: The Great Theft” chronicles a tumultuous 1848 turf war. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Family literacy night: Families are invited to read and listen to stories together; a free dinner will be served. [6 p.m., Learning Studio, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; RSVP at (415) 557-4251]

At the colleges

Prison politics: A book-release event celebrates professor Hadar Aviram’s book “Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment.” [3:30 p.m., Mary Kay Kane Hall, UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister St., S.F.]

Hate crimes: Director Marta Cunningham speaks at a screening of her award-winning documentary “Valentine Road,” about a Ventura County eighth-grader who shot and killed an effeminate boy in his class. [5 p.m., UC San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Public health: Speakers at the Progress in Public Health: HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria summit share the latest advances in fighting these global health threats. [6:30 p.m., University Club of San Francisco, 800 Powell St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Sheng Wang, a Bay Area native, has appeared on “Comedians of Comedy” and “Live at Gotham.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

IndieFest: “I Am a Knife With Legs,” an exceedingly weird film about a European rock star in hiding, screens as part of SF IndieFest. [9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Free concert: Milo Greene plays a free set from the new album “Control.” [6 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Rap show: Maryland rapper Logic’s 2014 debut album, “Under Pressure,” hit No. 4 on the Billboard charts. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.; sold out]

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