“Out & Around,” a documentary by Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols, screens at the Castro Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

“Out & Around,” a documentary by Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols, screens at the Castro Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 14-15: Out & Around, John Mindermann, Joanne Weir, Bill Berkson


Out & Around: The documentary — by eBay employee Jenni Chang and her partner Lisa Dazols, who traveled the world to capture the gay experience — screens at a “Lesbians Who Tech” event featuring a talk by eBay CEO Devin Wenig and Kara Swisher of Re/Code. [6 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

John Mindermann: The former San Francisco police officer and FBI agent talks about his book “In Pursuit,” which details a colorful career, including what happened June 17, 1972, when he was called in to investigate a burglary at the Watergate complex. [7 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Comedy Night at The Indy: “Feminasty” Erin Gibson and “homosensual” Bryan Safi appear in Throwing Shade Live!’s podcast recording. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Nerdist Presents: The Hive: The avant garde cross-genre sci-fi horror thriller (with each camera shot lasting less than 10 seconds) is set to music by producer Steve Aoki. [7:30 p.m., AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 835 Market St., S.F.

Pre-book launch with Joanne Weir: The TV chef and San Francisco cooking teacher talks about and demonstrates recicpes from “Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food” at the $75 ticketed event. [6 p.m., San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Free comedy night; Andrew Roberts hosts the weekly event featuring local standup comics and special guests. [7 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Bill Berkson: The poet, critic and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute discusses his latest poetry collection, “Expect Delays.” [7 p.m., Humanities Auditorium, Humanities Building, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]


Trevor Hall: The folk-reggae singer-songwriter plays to promote his 2015 album “Kala,” which chronicles his spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Karen Finley: The performance artist speaks at a City Lights-sponsored event for the 25th anniversary edition of “Shock Treatment,” which collects her monologues, essays and poems. [7 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque: The “geeky” burlesque show has striptease performances paying tribute to “Star Wars,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Donnie Darko” and more. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St. S.F.]

Joseph Matthews: The author reads from his pre-World War II-era historical novel “Everyone Has Their Reasons.” [7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Big Quiz: Quizmaster Noah Tarnow heads up the popular trivia contest on alternate Tuesdays; admission is free and prizes are awarded. [7 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival: Titled “Experience the Future of Filmmaking,” the program showcases best in cutting-edge, virtual reality filmmaking witn an evening of artist presentations, demonstrations and discussion. [8 p.m., Public Works, 151 Erie St., S.F.]

Adrienne Celt: The writer and comic creator speaks about her debut novel “The Daughters” (which interweaves themes of music, motherhood and myth), in conversation with Katie Coyle. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

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