November 7: Mexican rock and other SF events

courtesy photoThe Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Zoe brings its “Programaton” tour

courtesy photoThe Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Zoe brings its “Programaton” tour

Who’s in town

Sally Jewell, U.S. Interior Department secretary, lays out her conservation vision for engaging youths in energy strategies and balancing needs of current and future generations. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Husain Haqqani: The former Pakistani ambassador to the United States presents his views on U.S.-Pakistan relations and why the two nations can’t seem to understand each other. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Rebecca Eaton: The producer of the “Masterpiece” and “Mystery” series on PBS provides a backstage look at shows such as “Downton Abbey” and “Prime Suspect.” KQED presents the talk. [7 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

David Batstone: The founder of the Not for Sale campaign speaks at today’s edition of “Brews and Views.” His work to end human trafficking is his lecture topic. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Literary events

Ethel Rohan: The Ireland-born, locally based writer reads from “Goodnight Nobody,” a story collection. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Garrison Keillor: The “Prairie Home Companion” host and longtime poetry advocate presents “O, What a Luxury,” his first poetry collection. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Susan Conley: The novelist talks about “Paris Was the Place.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bill Ayers: The teacher, social-justice advocate and former member of the Weather Underground group discusses “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Mike Madrid: The longtime comic-book fan and author of “The Supergirls” presents “Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Modern love: The program features readings from “Lawfully Wedded Wives,” a book of true stories about love, sex and commitment today. [6:30 p.m., James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Rocket science blastoff: Kids can explore the science of things that fly and build something exemplifying that science in this program for ages 5 and up. [4 p.m., North Beach Branch, 661 Lombard St., S.F.]

Mexican band

The Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Zoe brings its “Programaton” tour, promoting its new album of the same name, to The City. [9 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Local activities

French-language films: The San Francisco Film Society’s 2013 “French Cinema Now” series begins. Sebastien Betbeder’s “2 Autumns, 3 Winters” is the opening feature. [7 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Culinary chat: Seattle-based, James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom talks about his cookbook “Lark: Cooking Against the Grain.” [6 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Cool jazz: Jazz singer Paula West presents a tribute to vocalist June Christy’s 1955 recording “Something Cool,” a benchmark of the “cool” jazz sound of the 1950s. [7 and 8:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Films

African activism: David Kato, the murdered gay Ugandan activist who fought homophobia and a bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death in his country, is profiled in the documentary “Call Me Kuchu.” [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Rock doc: “The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live” is a film about the band’s 2013 return to London’s Hyde Park, which attracted more than 100,000 fans. [8:30 p.m. 4-Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]

X marks the spot: “Last Tango in Paris,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic classic starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, screens as the kickoff feature of the new “X: The History of a Film Rating” series. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Chancellor’s Concert Series: Pianist Daniel Glover performs Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” [Noon, Cole Hall, UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]artsZoe

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