February 3: Los Lonely Boys and other SF events 

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  • Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy-winning Chicano rock trio, appear to promote their latest album “Revelation.”
Who’s in town

Israeli mixed-media artist Hanoch Piven, known for his whimsical collages and celebrity caricatures, discusses his work. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; RSVP (required): (415) 292-1233]


Olympics and rights: The panel discusses Russia’s anti-gay laws, the safety of LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Olympics and the International Olympic Committee’s response to the issue. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Chip Conley: The founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality discusses his 21st-century business model that combines happiness and hospitality with economic success and growth. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Drew Endy: The synthetic biologist discusses revolutionizing the way we detect and combat disease. [7 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto; www.commonwealthclub.org]

Art lecture: Museum docent Jill LeCrone discusses Southwest pueblo pottery. [2:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drvie, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Michelle Richmond: The novelist discusses her novel “Golden State.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Rabih Alameddine: The international best-selling author launches his latest novel, “An Unnecessary Woman.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Visiting poet: Louise Gluck, Pulitzer Prize recipient and former U.S. poet laureate, reads from her work. [8 p.m., Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall/North Building, Knight Management Center, Stanford University, 641 Knight Way, Stanford]

Burroughs at 100: The series, saluting author William S. Burroughs, hosts a talk by Burroughs biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles. [8 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the library

Author appearance: Theologian and author Byron Williams discusses his new book “1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility.” [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Volunteer orientation: The San Francisco Public Library hosts an adult orientation covering volunteer opportunities. [4:30 p.m., Main Library, Mary Louise Stong Conference Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Chicano rock: Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy-winning Chicano rock trio, appear to promote their latest album “Revelation.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Lunchtime music: Monteverdi Brass performs sacred and secular works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Local activities

Film series: Alliance Francaise and the Italian Cultural Institute launch their French and Italian Film Festival. Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” is the first film. [6:30 p.m., Alliance Francaise, 1345 Bush St., S.F.]

SF Sketchfest: “The Avengers of Comedy” features stand-up by David Studebaker, Bert Divietri, Matt Rath, Jesse McGrath and Dash Kwiatkowski. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Art reception: 64/72, a large-scale vinyl mural installation by t.w.five, the artistic duo of Brazil’s Paula Pereira and Sweden’s Pernilla Andersson, opens with a reception. [11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cañada College Art Gallery, Student Services Building Nine, Room 152, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City]

Radius: The Monterey Bay squid with sweet potatoes, squid-ink lavash, citrus vinaigrette, fresh coriander and garlic jam, is recommended today. Also look for the beer-braised lamb shoulder. [1123 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 525-3676]

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