Courtesy photo<p>Rock show: Los Angeles hardcore-rock group The Ghost Inside plays songs from its latest album

Courtesy photo<p>Rock show: Los Angeles hardcore-rock group The Ghost Inside plays songs from its latest album

Nov. 17: Film noir, ambient rock and more

Who's in town

Esperanza Garcia, founder of the Philippine Youth Climate Movement, is a featured speaker at the Global Summit, which seeks new ways to create good global citizens. [9 a.m.-5 p.m., Women's Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.; theglobalsummit.org]

Lectures

Women in STEM: A panel of women working in the science, technology, engineering and math fields discuss challenges and opportunities in the STEM fields. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Olive oil explained: Learn everything you always wanted to know about olive oil — including different varietals, the history of California olive oil and more — at a tasting seminar hosted by olive oil specialist Maia Hirschbein. [7 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Human rights: Activists and authors Terry Lynn Karl, Rebecca Gordon and Alan Lewis gather to discuss human rights. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Translating Colette: Translators Zack Rogow and Renee Morel speak about “Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island” by late writer Colette (“Gigi”), which they translated to English from the original French. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

Jazz at the library: The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, led by Grammy winner Irvin Mayfield, plays a short concert. [11 a.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Scary stories: Amina Cain discusses “Creatures,” a collection of short stories with unsettling themes, as part of the “Writers on Writing” series. [7 p.m., Humanities Auditorium, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

South Asian cinema: Pakistani director Meenu Gaur discusses her film “Zinda Bhaag,” a Punjabi-language drama about three young people in Lahore striving for a better life. [Noon, Encina Hall West, Stanford University, 616 Serra St., Stanford]

Local activities

French noir: “The Respectful Prostitute” (6 and 9:45 p.m.) and “I Spit On Your Graves” (7:45 p.m.) screen on the final day of the French Film Noir Festival. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Ambient rock: Musician-producer Daniel Lanois, a former protege of Brian Eno, is touring to promote his latest album, the ambient-oriented “Flesh and Machine.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., S.F.]

British Bastille: British band Bastille — which was named after the birthday of lead singer Dan Smith (June 14, Bastille Day) and not any French heritage — has topped the charts in its home country. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Rock show: Los Angeles hardcore-rock group The Ghost Inside plays songs from its latest album, “Dear Youth,” and more. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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