Oct. 2: Joan Rivers comedy tribute, Weezer and more

AP file photo‘Feathers and Filth: A Tribute to Joan Rivers’: Scott Capurro

AP file photo‘Feathers and Filth: A Tribute to Joan Rivers’: Scott Capurro

Who's in town

Actress Andrea Martin, whose credits include “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and a Tony-winning role in “Pippin,” shares tales from show business in her book “Lady Parts.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lectures

Online education: New York Times Technology Editor Quentin Hardy moderates a discussion about online education and its potential to increase access to education around the world. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Inside Google: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Google adviser Jonathan Rosenberg speak about the inner workings of the Internet giant. [7 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara]

Literary events

Technology and tragedy: In “A Deadly Wandering,” Pulitzer-winning journalist Matt Richtel explores technology's influence on the human mind through a deadly texting-related crash that killed two rocket scientists in 2006. [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Art book: California assemblage artist George Herms' first comprehensive book covers his art starting in the 1960s, his work on the film “Easy Rider,” his work with Beat poets and more. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Very purple prose: The Shipwreck literary erotic fanfiction competition is setting its saucy sights on Stephen King's “Christine” this month. The $10 ticket includes an open bar. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Documentary screening: “Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens” celebrates the photographer's work. Lyon will also sign copies of his new monograph, “San Francisco: Portrait of a City.” [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 101 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Global health summit: UC San Francisco's global health summit showcases experts on emerging threats, prenatal care, neglected tropical diseases and more. [8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., S.F.]

Privacy and prose: “The Circle” author Dave Eggers and Stanford professor Tobias Wolff discuss writing and privacy in the digital age. [6 p.m., Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford University, 616 Serra St., Stanford]

Local activities

Free concert: Bay Area band The Rudicals rock out to ska music as part of the People in Plazas series. [Noon, 333 Market St., S.F.]

Milk documentary: “The Times of Harvey Milk,” a 1984 documentary about the late San Francisco supervisor and gay-rights icon, screen as part of the “Lest We Forget” film series. [7:30 p.m., YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Alternative rock: Perennial indie rockers Weezer are touring to promote their new album, “Everything Will Be Alright In The End,” and are bringing along Kongos and Young Rising Sons for the ride. [8 p.m., San Jose State Event Center Arena, 290 S. Seventh St., S.F.]

Prog sounds: Prog-rock group Moon Taxi of Nashville, Tenn., is playing songs from its latest album, “Mountains Beaches Cities,” and beyond. [8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Events

NightLife at the Academy: “Dance Party” is the theme of this week's NightLife, including workshops in salsa and barn dancing, a performance by ODC Dance, a lecture on how insects use dance to communicate and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Accordion with a twist: Accordion master Glenn Hartman, a California native called to New Orleans by the seductive sound of the squeezebox, lays down the soundtrack to cocktail happy hour in a free performance. [5:30 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Australian comedian Wil Anderson, who has appeared on “Chelsea Lately” and “The Gruen Transfer Series,” headlines the bill. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Who tribute: Whograss? Theygrass! Whograss, a bluegrass tribute to The Who, performs. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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