courtesy photoDengue Fever

courtesy photoDengue Fever

November 21: Dengue Fever and other SF events

Who’s in town

Comedian Dom Irrera — whose credits include the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “The Late Show” with David Letterman and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival — appears. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Thom Hartmann: The talk show host and author of “The Crash of 2016” presents a road map to moral redemption that he says is necessary for averting economic disaster. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Sustainable housing: Speakers discuss how Bay Area communities can grow and thrive with affordable urban housing sustainability and revitalization. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Pauline Frommer: The travel writer provides tips for finding the best hotel rooms and restaurants when globe trekking. [7 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Literary events

Barry Gifford: The neo-noir writer talks about “The Roy Stories.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Nancy Spiller: The writer discusses her memoir “Compromise Cake: Lessons Learned from My Mother’s Recipe Box.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Valerie Miner: The novelist talks about “Traveling With Spirits.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Eric Fischl: The painter and sculptor discusses the disappearance of the body in modern art, from Van Gogh to the present. [5:30 p.m., Cummings Art Building, AR2, Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Chancellor’s Concert Series: The Philharmonia Chamber Players perform “First and Last Quartets,” a program featuring music by Mozart and Haydn. [Noon, Cole Hall, UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Mike Madrid: The San Francisco author and pop-culture fan talks about his latest book, “Divas, Dames and Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics.” [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Thursdays @ Noon Films: “Make Way for Tomorrow,” a 1937 drama about an elderly couple forced to separate when they lose their house, is the featured film. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Rock and pop

Dengue Fever, whose music blends Cambodian pop with psychedelic rock, appears at the Independent. “Girl From the North” is the band’s new EP. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Local activities

Comedy for a Spinal Cause: Matt Morales, Kabir Singh and Sal Calanni appear in a benefit to raise funds for a special vehicle for Julia Olsen of San Mateo, a 23-year-old quadriplegic woman on a “drive” to independence. [7 p.m. Barrel House, 80 Tehama St., S.F.; www.juliasmiracle.com]

Beer fest: Beer connoisseurs can taste holiday, seasonal, and specialty beers and ciders at the BevMo! Holiday Beer Festival. More than 100 breweries take part. [6 to 10 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

New theater: Magic Theatre presents “Arlington,” Victor Lodato and Polly Pen’s new musical play about a young wife trying to stay cheery while her husband is away at war. [8 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Skool Restaurant: The Aburi namero tartar — Loch Duarte salmon, negi, myoga ginger, shoyu koji, yuzu mustard, and shiso — is recommended today. Additional highlights include the gindara filet, with Alaskan black cod. [1725 Alameda St., S.F.; (415) 255-8800]

Nightlife

Gut instincts: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “BiteLife,” an evening exploring the science of eating. Events include talks by digestion experts. Bites include sustainable nibbles. [6 to 10 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Night out: Third Thursdays in the Yerba Buena area features extended hours and special events at cultural sites. Venues include the Museum of the African Diaspora. [5 to 10 p.m.; www.thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com]

Film

Festival of the Moving Image: Cinema, media-studies and broadcast-media students at City College of San Francisco present their work in two different programs at this showcase. [7 and 9 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Road comedy: In “Sake-Bomb,” a film directed by Junya Sakino, features a sarcastic, self-deprecating Asian-American and his naive sake-making Japanese cousin on a trip along the California coast to deal with girlfriend issues. [2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m., 4-Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]arts

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