Courtesy photoSan Francisco-based band Little Brother Rye melds folk

March 9: Little Brother Rye, North Korea talk and more

Who’s in town

Poet Jynne Dilling Martin shares her adventures as an Antarctic artist-in-residence embedded with scientists and her new book, “We Mammals in Hospitable Times.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


Moving past fear: George Hammond, author of “Rational Idealism,” leads a Monday Night Philosophy session about minimizing fear. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Housing solutions: Brewster Kahle, digital librarian and founder of the Internet Archive, looks at how providing housing for people working toward the greater good could keep vital people in San Francisco and other big cities. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

North Korea quagmire: A global town hall examines the impact of “The Interview,” the 2014 comedy about an assassination plot against Kim Jong Un. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Mom crisis: Elisa Albert’s novel “After Birth” is a bold, humorous account of new motherhood and new life crises. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Dear diary: Author Sarah Manguso turned her 25-year diary project into a meditation on time with “Ongoingness: The End of a Diary.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Study hall: Space is set aside for youths and tutors to work on homework. [3:30-5:30 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Missionaries and linguists: The lecture “Reshaping Language: New Words, New Worlds” looks at how Christian missionaries have impacted, and helped preserve, endangered languages. [4-6 p.m., Room 587, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Women and tech: The Global Women’s Rights Forum continues with a session about how women can use technology to deal with online harassment. [6:30 p.m, Maier Room, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Social justice: The Black Lives Matter Teach-In examines topics of race, architecture and living in urban environments. [6 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Reggae show: Chilean reggae group Gondwana is headlining a bill that also includes Bayonics and DJs Stepwise and Julicio. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Comedy showcase: “The People Under The Stars,” a monthly comedy showcase, features Trevor Hill, Iris Benson and lots of cheap drinks. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Oscar winner: Academy Award-winning documentary “Citizenfour,” which follows Edward Snowden in 2013 as he blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of Americans, is finishing its run at the Roxie. [9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Americana music: San Francisco-based band Little Brother Rye melds folk, bluegrass and soul. [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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