New York duo PWR BTTM plays the Rickshaw Stop. (Courtesy Andrew Piccone)

Jan. 25-26: PWR BTTM, Taylor Mac, Bette Adriaanse, Allene Symons, David Neiwert

MONDAY, JAN. 25

PWR BTTM: The queer garage punk duo (guitarist Ben Hopkins and drummer Liv Bruce) plays from 2015’s “Ugly Cherries,” headlining a bill with Dude York and Try the Pie. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F. ]

Taylor Mac: The eclectic playwright, actor and singer-songwriter, in town with his show “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” speaks in a City Arts & Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Bette Adriaanse: The Dutch writer appears to promote her English-language debut “Rus Like Everyone Else,” about which one critic said, ““Everyday life gets a dose of unruly energy” in the book, and another described as “elegant and tantalizing.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

World Harmony Chorus; The student singers perform music from around the world in the free concert. [7:30 p.m., Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View]

Picture Book Surgery: Illustrators Charlotte Cheng and Diana Toledano lead a workshop about the elements that make a great picture book. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

David Neiwert: The investigative journalist talks about his new book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Allene Symons: The journalist talks about “Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science,” her new book that combines psychedelics, neuroscience, memoir and historical biography. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

S.F. Theater Pub: “The Morrissey Plays,” a free show, includes short pieces that either celebrate, or eviscerate, the sad, egomaniacal, insane and irresistible English songwriter. [8 p.m, PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, JAN. 26

Joyce Carol Oates: The prolific American author appears in conversation with Robert Hass; her most recent works are “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Memoir” and “The Man Without a Shadow.” [7 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Editor and publisher Hope Nicholson and Bay Area contributors Mariko Tamaki, Trina Robbins and Jen Aprahamian talk about their all-female, comic-text anthology of true stories about love, romance and sex. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Patricia Goldstone: Promoting her book “Interlock: Art, Conspiracy, and the Shadow Worlds of Mark Lombardi,” the author appears with Mark Van Proyen discussing the life and work of late conceptual artist Lombardi. [7 p.m., S.F. Art Institute, Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Sampson: The comic, known for LGBT material, presents “My Spirit Animal is a Butch Lesbian” on a bill with Ash Fisher and Karen Ripley. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Jeff Chang: The hip-hop writer and label founder speaks about his new book “Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post Civil Rights America.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Ellie Krieger: The nutritionist and Food Network host is promoting her book “You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Gale McNeeley: The comic performer appears as Archy (a free verse poet and cockroach) and Mehitabel (Cleopatra reborn as a cat), characters first seen in 1916 in Don Marquis’ column in the New York Evening Sun. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Playwright-composer Taylor Mac presents the second part of his acclaimed durational performance art concert and subjective history of the past 240 years in America. [8 p.m., Curran, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Allene SymonsBette AdriaanseDavid NeiwertPWR BTTMTaylor Mac

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