Courtesy photo"Nosferatu" screens at the Balboa Theatre tonight.

October 29: Check out some classic horror flicks

Who's in town

Norwegian singer-songwriter Therese Aune performs at Café Du Nord. Aune's music has a dreamy, cinematic sound and is influenced by both pop music and classical minimalism. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Lectures

Alex Prud'homme: The journalist and author of “The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century” discusses the pros and cons of hydrofracking. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Tejal Desai: The bioengineer discusses technologies that offer new ways of delivering medication, including new therapeutic applications for age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

David and Tom Kelley: The IDEO founders and authors of “Creative Confidence” discuss how to unleash your innovation in your personal and professional endeavors. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Housing sites: Inventive designers discuss challenges that have occurred in regard to where to build housing in San Francisco. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Alli Warren: The Bay Area poet celebrates the release of “Here Come the Warm Jets.” [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Mira Grant: The science-fiction novelist talks about “Parasite.” [7 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]

Anton Piatigorsky: The playwright and author talks about his fiction debut, “The Iron Bridge: Stories of 20th Century Dictators as Teenagers.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rick and Michael Mast: The pioneers of the bean-to-bar craft-chocolate movement discuss “Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Collier Schorr: The photographer, who is best known for her portraits of adolescent men and women, discusses her work. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Altar making: Artist Anita de Lucio leads a workshop in altar building for Dia de los Muertos. Participants can create a remembrance of a lost loved one. [4 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Local activities

Scream weavers: Two classic silent horror films — F.W. Murnau's “Nosferatu” and Robert Wiene's “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” — screen with new soundtracks. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

British cult band: The Tiger Lillies, a British cult band with a dark-cabaret quality, perform in San Francisco. “Either Or” is the group's latest album. [8:30 p.m., Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

International dance: Zhukov Dance Theatre, which builds international dance works created by emerging choreographers, presents “Product 06,” a concert of new dance and live music. [8 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 210 Franklin St., S.F.]

Dining out

Acquerello: The restaurant serves contemporary and classic Italian fare. The integrity of the food speaks volumes. The sea bream with matsutake-mushroom trifolati, smoked-trout roe, lemon and tarragon, is recommended today. [1722 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 567-5432]

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