Courtesy photo<p>"Dancefar: Dance for a Reason" features dancers from the San Francisco Ballet

Courtesy photo<p>"Dancefar: Dance for a Reason" features dancers from the San Francisco Ballet

Nov. 18: Benefit dance, experimental film and more

Who's in town

Actor Seth Rogen, left, and director Evan Goldberg speak at a preview of “The Interview,” in which two journalists try to land an interview with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Lectures

Saving the Colorado River: A panel of water experts discusses the Colorado River, a major source of water for California and other states, and how to restore it along with nearby wetlands. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

New fiction: Best-selling author Maria Dueñas discusses her new book, “The Heart Has Its Reasons,” about a college professor in crisis who accepts a mysterious assignment. [Noon, Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont]

American story: Best-selling author Lalita Tademy's new book, “Citizens Creek,” follows a former slave and his legacy of courage. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Book release: Freedom Voices is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the release of three new books, “American Day Dream,” “House Keys Not Handcuffs” and “Sugaree Rising.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Sartorial swap: Booksmith is holding a clothing swap to mark the release of “Women in Clothes,” a collection of women discussing the complex art of everyday dressing. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Prison pipeline: A panel discusses the problem of veterans, many with post-traumatic stress disorder, ending up in jail or prison. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Community meeting: Richmond Police Station Capt. Simon Silverman leads a community meeting. [6 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Cartoons at war: Professors from San Francisco State University's Russian and international-relations programs present “Boris and Natasha vs. Mister Twister: The Cold War in Cartoons.” [4:10 p.m., Graduate Reading Room, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Music film: A one-night engagement of “Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists” tells the story of a 1960s explosion of psychedelic music in Chicago featuring Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some and more. [7 and 9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Teen idols: Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, who were each “the cute one” of their respective boy bands, join forces on the “Nick & Knight Tour.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Solo tour: Everclear singer Art Alexakis is doing a solo tour of music and storytelling. [10 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Benefit performance

“Dancefar: Dance for a Reason” features dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/Dance and more in a benefit for the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and UCSF Melanoma Center. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

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