Courtesy photoThe Black Keys are touring in support of their latest album

Courtesy photoThe Black Keys are touring in support of their latest album

Nov. 3: Black Keys, cooking tips and more

Who's in town

Olivier Award-winning actor Alan Cumming, whose credits include “The Good Wife” and “Masterpiece Mystery,” appears in conversation with San Francisco writer Armistead Maupin. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Drought wine: A panel of wine growers and wine experts discusses “Dry Farming Wine Grapes in California: Making Great Wine.” The event also includes a tasting of dry-farmed wines. [6 p.m., Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Elevating home cooking: Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares multicultural recipes for the home cook. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Cake queen: Blogger Joy Wilson, better known as Joy the Baker, shares tasty tips in her new book, “Joy the Baker: Homemade Decadence.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

U.K. service cuts: Fulbright Scholar Mary O'Hara discusses her new book, “Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the U.K.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Literary cinema: Writer-director Tom Gilroy's latest book, “Somebody Else's Nowhere: Haiku & Images from The Cold Lands,” is a companion to his film “The Cold Lands.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: Seniors share their work at the poetry-writing group. [10 a.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Lego session: Kids are invited to use a giant pile of Legos to create vehicles, castles, houses and more. [4-5:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Energy policy: Speakers discuss “Changing the Face of Energy for a More Secure & Sustainable Future” as part of San Francisco State University's Business Ethics Week. [5 p.m., San Francisco State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

Grim reality: Director Nick Broomfield, left, appears at a showing of “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” a documentary about Lonnie Franklin Jr., who is accused of killing more than 20 people in the South Central part of Los Angeles over 25 years. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Downbeat comedy: The humor is neurotic and the drinks are cheap at the monthly Misery Index comedy night. [9 p.m., The Rite Spot, 2099 Folson St., S.F.]

Dark rock: The Black Veil Brides are bringing their theatrical glam-rock sound to the Bay Area. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Indie-rock show: Ohio's The Black Keys are touring in support of their latest album, “Turn Blue.” [8 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

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