Courtesy photo<p>Latin rock: Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Cafe Tacvba is marking its 25th anniversary with the "20ReCT25" tour. [8 p.m.

Oct. 30: Scary stories, Halloween pet party and more

Who's in town

Comedian Doug Benson, whose credits include a Comedy Central special and VH1's “Best Week Ever,” is doing a live taping of his “Doug Loves Movies” podcast. [8 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Soda-tax debate: District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, Libertarian Party leader Starchild and others debate the pros and cons of Proposition E, which would add a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages sold in The City. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Award discussion: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, winner of INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award, appears in conversation with Salesforce.com CEO and philanthropist Marc Benioff. [7:15 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary events

Scary stories: Sean Walter sets the tone for Halloween with his macabre short-story collection “A Glimpse Into Madness.”[7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Debut novelist: Merritt Tierce speaks about her debut novel, “Love Me Back,” a tale of a single mother drawn into a world of drugs, sex and self-destruction. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

At the public library

Literary marathon: Strap yourself in for a six-hour marathon of the miniseries “Tales of the City,” a television adaptation of Armistead Maupin's groundbreaking novel. [Noon, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

College soccer: The men's and women's soccer teams at San Francisco State host Sonoma State. [Men's game 12:30 p.m., women's game 3 p.m., Cox Stadium, San Francisco State, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

'Here One Day': Filmmaker Kathy Leichter speaks at a screening of her documentary “Here One Day,” which tells the story of her mother, Nina, who died by suicide after decades of living with bipolar disorder. [7 p.m., UC San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Pet party: The pet adoptions — and drinks, music and dancing — are free at a “Wizard of Oz”-themed Halloween party at the SPCA's new Mission campus. [5 p.m., San Francisco SPCA, 201 Alabama St., S.F.]

Friends with sharks: Shark Stewards and the San Francisco Green Film Festival are celebrating “Sharkoween” with a reception and a screening of the Australian documentary “Shark Girl.” [6 p.m., Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth St., S.F.]

Circus images: A reception and book-signing mark the release of photographer Norma I. Quintana's “Circus: A Traveling Life,” which follows a one-ring circus. [6 p.m., RayKo Photo Center, 428 Third St.]

Trance cinema: Oddball Films looks at altered states in a program of short films, including Pentecostal snake-handling documentary “Holy Ghost People.” [8 p.m., 275 Capp St., S.F.]

Latin rock: Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Cafe Tacvba is marking its 25th anniversary with the “20ReCT25” tour. [8 p.m., Masonic, 111 California St., S.F.]

Events

Last dance: Joanna Haigood and Alonzo King Lines Ballet wrap up their series of dance performances at United Nations Plaza. [Noon, Market and Eighth streets, S.F.]

NightLife: Strange creatures are the theme of this week's NightLife at the Academy, with a creature-feature drag show hosted by Peaches Christ, live music and zombie activities (including touching human braaains). [6 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Halloween horror: Spanish thriller “Cannibal” screens as part of the “Spanish Horror and More” film series. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Tony Camin, who has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Night With Conan O'Brien,” headlines. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Rock show: Sunnyvale's The Orange Peels are promoting their fifth album, “Sun Moon.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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