Courtesy photoScratch & Surf: Deltron 3030 — alt-rap supergroup featuring

Oct. 29: Scary City Hall, Halloween music and more

Who's in town

Cory Doctorow, co-founder of the U.K. Open Rights Group and co-editor of website Boing Boing, discuss copyright in the digital age and his new book, “Information Doesn't Want to be Free.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Workforce equality: Pax World Funds CEO Joe Keefe sheds light on why gender diversity in the workplace has been proven to improve financial performance and governance. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Climate change impact: A panel of top policy experts leads a discussion on how global climate change is negatively affecting the United States' trading partners in “US Foreign Policy in an Era of Resource Scarcity.” [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Martian thriller: An astronaut stranded on Mars fights for survival in Andy Weir's “The Martian.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Taiwanese fiction: Literature professor an translator Ari Larissa Heinrich shares “Last Words from Montmartre,” a posthumous novel by Qiu Miaojin, a groundbreaking Taiwanese lesbian author who committed suicide in 1995. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Colorful drag book: Author Megan Murray promises an evening of pre-Halloween fun in a celebration for her new book, “Drag San Francisco: A Coloring Book,” which honors The City's drag community. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Light and film: The Art, Music and Recreation Center and Exploratorium present a short-film program celebrating the artistry of light in film to accompany the “Light Walk” exhibit. [6:30 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Understanding asexuality: A discussion session explores the topic of asexuality, including causes. [Noon, LGBT Resource Center, UC San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Halloween concert: Faculty pianists Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve perform spooky music for Halloween, a San Francisco State tradition for over 20 years. [1 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Radical discussion: Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party are holding a discussion on the rights of women from an anti-capitalist view. [5 p.m., J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Scary City Hall: San Francisco City Guides presents a ghost tour of City Hall, including details of real-life tragedies and spooky stories from city staff. [6:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Art appreciation: Moto Sketch invites artists — amateur and professional — to sketch live models posing onstage with characters and costumes. Duo Inauthentico provides the soundtrack. [7 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Bounce night: Dance-music stars Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon and more unleash the beats for “Electric Bounce House 2.” [7:30 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Scratch & Surf: Deltron 3030 — alt-rap supergroup featuring, from left, DJ Kid Koala, Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura — provides a live score to surf footage by Morgan Maassen. [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

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