Courtesy Jeri TaylorIndulge

May 12: Indulge with ODC, Neil Diamond and more

Who’s in town

New York writer Patricia Park’s debut novel, “Re Jane,” is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” set in Seoul and the Big Apple. [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]


After dark: History buff Glenn Koch sheds light on the gaudier side of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, including risque dancing, artwork and amusement rides. [7:30 p.m., Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Stage memoir: Carey Perloff looks back on more than 20 years as artistic director of American Conservatory Theater in the book “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Miracle’ book: An 8-year-old girl in a coma seems to develop special abilities in Andrew Roe’s debut novel, “The Miracle Girl.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

YA fiction: Young-adult authors are reading from their books: Marie Rutkoski (“The Winner’s Crime”), Lindsay Smith (“Skandal”), Katie Finn (“Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold”) and Lynn Matson (“Nil Unlocked”). [6 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Shadow theater: Daniel Barash of The Shadow Puppet Workshop is bringing stories from Southeast Asia to life. [10:30 a.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Study hall: The library sets aside space for youths and tutors to work on homework together. [3:30-5:30 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Quesadilla quest: Youths ages 10-18 can learn how to make tasty quesadillas armed only with a humble microwave. All ingredients are provided. [4 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Riot grrrls: Feminist punk pioneers Allison Wolfe, Alicia Velasquez and Evelyn McDonnell shed light on the roots of the riot grrrl movement. [11:30 a.m., CCRMA Stage, Stanford University, 660 Lomita Court, Stanford]

Local activities

Greek cinema: Director Konstantinos Koutsoliotas’ romantic drama “The Winter” is screening as part of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival. [7 p.m., Delancey Street Screening, 600 The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Classic pop: Neil Diamond, who has created dozens of top-10 hits starting in the 1960s, is promoting his new album, “Melody Road.” [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Dance revue: The all-male Thunder Down Under revue is a fixture of Las Vegas nightlife. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Rock show: Two-man band Local H pounds out alt-rock on its latest album, “Hey, Killer.” [9:30 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Arts benefit: Indulge, a benefit for ODC Theater, includes pop-up performances, a film screening, gourmet tastings with The Cheese School and Dandelion Chocolate, and more. [7:30 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.;]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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