Sept. 10-11: Jonathan Franzen, comedy at Kepler’s, Carey Perloff

Brian Wilson brings his 2015 tour to Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Brian Wilson brings his 2015 tour to Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)


THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

Great eBay deals: The online marketplace observes its 20th anniversary with $20 headphones, watches and blenders for sale at its decorated Airstream parked at Fisherman’s Wharf. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 41, S.F.]

Comedy night at Kepler’s: Adam Mansbach, bestselling author of “Go the F* to Sleep,” and Alan Zweibel, Emmy Award-winning writer who has worked on “Saturday Night Live” and “Garry Shandling’s Show,” appear live. [7:30 p.m., 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Jonathan Franzen: The National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee reads from and discusses his new novel “Purity.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ask Ariely: Israeli American behavioral economist, bestselling author and Wall Street Journal advice columnist Dan Ariely appears to promote his new book “Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles.” [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F. ]

Carey Perloff: American Conservatory Theater’s artistic director reads from her memoir “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater.” [7 p.m., Presidio Officers Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio of S.F.]

Lily Iona Mackenzie: The University of San Francisco writing instructor talks about her debut novel “Fling!” a funny tale of a 90-year-old woman named Bubbles and her 60-year-old daughter who go on a quest. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Lauren Hirshfield Belden: The author talks about “The Places You’ll Feed!” an amusing children’s book parody for new mothers inspired by her own experiences. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]


FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

Brian Wilson: SFJAZZ presents the Beach Boys genius in concert at Davies Symphony Hall. [8 p.m., 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Not Your Mother’s Book Club: Debut author Nicola Yoon shares “Everything, Everything” and New York Times-bestselling author David Levithan discusses his new novel, “Another Day.” [7 p.m. Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jane Ward: The UC Riverside professor reads from her provocative new book “Not Gay-Sex Between Straight White Men.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Kathleen Alcott: The writer discusses her second novel “Infinite Home,” which tackles the question: What makes a home a home? [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Cuts for a cause: Men’s grooming company Wahl is honoring San Francisco’s No. 4 spot on the list of “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” by offering free facial hair trims (and donating $1 for each one done to prostate cancer research) at its mobile barbershop. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 39, S.F.]

Food talk: Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and historian Libby H. O’Connell speaks about her book “The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites.” [4 p.m., Latino Hispanic Rooms, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: The weekend neighborhood series continues with “Film Crawl on Cortland,” a presentation of short screenings running simultaneously throughout the evening. [7 to 10 p.m., Cortland Avenue, between Bennington and Anderson streets, S.F.]


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