Jan. 11-12: Joshua Radin, Benefit for Freddie Roulette, Tobin Mic Night, Moishe Oysher tribute

Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin plays a solo acoustic show at the Chapel. (Courtesy photo)

Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin plays a solo acoustic show at the Chapel. (Courtesy photo)


Joshua Radin: The singer-songwriter appears, whose latest sixth album is “Onward and Sideways,” appears in a solo acoustic concert added due to popular demand. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: “Better Aging. You. Your Parents” is the topic of the talk (facilitated by Richard Caro) in the series devoted to devoted to exploring new and emerging solutions to challenges of growing older. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Tobin Mic Night: Comics Joe Tobin and Emily Sims host an evening of comedy (with Casey Ley, Jessica Sele and Bucky Sinister) and music by Bay Area rockers Trevor Childs.[8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Benefit for Freddie Roulette: To raise funds in the wake of losing his house in a fire, blues lap steel guitar master Roulette plays a concert with his pals Steve Kimock, Roy Rogers, Wavy Gravy, Pete Sears and Henry Kaiser. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

January Free Lecture Series: The School for Self-Help offers a talk on how to “Improve Your Vision Naturally.” [7 p.m., 2218 48th Ave., S.F.]

Now Circa Then: Douglas Morrisson Theatre presents a staged reading of Carly Mensch’s sweet-spirited romantic comedy about two historical re-enactors. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

Moishe Oysher tribute: The Music at Meyer concert showcases cantor Arik Luck. a seven-piece band and singers (and cantors) Sari Greenberg, Billy Tiep, Cantors Roslyn Barak and Marsha Attie in a musical revue about the 1930s-40s Yiddish stage star. [7:30 p.m., Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Genealogy and Family History Research: The San Francisco Public Library class offers instruction on doing genealogical research and finding people using U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. [1 to 3 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Midnight: The San Francisco Public Library screens the 1939 movie starring Claudette Colbert as a poor American woman who hopes to marry a rich French aristocrat, but who is also courted by a Parisian taxi driver. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St,, S.F.]


Margo Perin: The San Francisco writer discusses “The Opposite of Hollywood,” a thriller — based on her own childhood — about growing up with a father who is a professional con man and always on the lam. [7 p.m., S.F. Library, Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Fight the Bite: The San Mateo County History Museum opens an exhibit about the fight to free the Peninsula of mosquitoes, a photo display presented to commemorate the centennial of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Barbara Jane Reyes, Kathleen Weaver: The poets read from their new works — Reyes’ “To Love as Aswang: Songs, Fragments, Found Objects,” and Weaver’s “Too Much Happens.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Tommy Alexander: The folk singer-songwriter from Portland’s latest recording is 2014’s “Basement Soul”; he headlines a bill with Kent Smith and Moon Bottle. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

DJ Paypal: The electronic artist whose new double LP is “Sold Out” headlines a Soundpieces show also featuring Taso, DJ Mastercar, Bogl and Brogan Bentley. [9:30 p.m., Monarch, 101 Sixth St., S.F.]

BATS Improv: The Bay Area team of improv experts spoofs “Game of Thrones” in a performance presented by SF Sketchfest. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Akil Palanisamy: The doctor from e Institute for Health & Healing talks about talks about his new book, “The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease.” [6 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Illogical Contraption: The punk rock-heavy metal-horror-sci fi-comedy podcast with a rabid cult following comes alive onstage is a show presented by SF Sketchfest. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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