Girl in a Coma plays The Independent 

click to enlarge Wake up: The indie-rock group Girl in a Coma performs in San Francisco. “Exits and All the Rest” is the Texas trio’s latest album. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Wake up: The indie-rock group Girl in a Coma performs in San Francisco. “Exits and All the Rest” is the Texas trio’s latest album.

Who’s in town

Comedian Kyle Kinane, seen on “Last Call With Carson Daly,” “Live at Gotham” and “Conan,” performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Kirk Lippold:
The retired U.S. Navy commander discusses the 2000 al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole and the factors leading up to it. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.; www.marineclub.com]

Anne Fougeron: The locally based architect, whose firm creates bold modernist designs, presents “Opposition/Composition,” the first monograph on the firm’s work. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary

Deborah Michel:
The debut novelist launches “Prosper in Love.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto]

Vince Emery: The author, editor and publisher debuts “The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words” and screens rare videos of Milk in conversation. [7 p.m., LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Rory O’Connor: The journalist presents “Friends, Followers, and the Future: How Social Media Are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

David King Dunaway:
The professor, author, editor and radio producer talks about “A Route 66 Companion,” an anthology of literature about “America’s Main Street.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Flo Oy Wong:
The artist, author and activist gives a talk titled “70/30: Seventy Years of Living, Thirty Years of Art.” [11 a.m., City College, Southeast Campus, Alex Pitcher Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Art talk:
The art and life of Chiura Obata, a master in the traditional Japanese sumi ink and brush technique, is discussed by Kimi Kodani Hill, his granddaughter. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Book group:
The Merced Branch Library Book Club discusses “Life of Pi: A Novel,” by Yann Martel. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Local activities

Wake up:
The indie-rock group Girl in a Coma performs in San Francisco. “Exits and All the Rest” is the Texas trio’s latest album. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Film festival: The San Francisco International Film Festival runs through May 3. “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” a “live documentary” by Sam Green, is a featured show today. [7 and 9 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F., www.sffs.org]

Midday music: Pianist Betty Woo and clarinetist Tom Rose perform Rezso Kokai’s “Four Hungarian Dances for Clarinet and Piano” and other music. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Art and science: “Intimate Science,” a traveling exhibition featuring pieces created by artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology, is on view at Southern Exposure. [Noon to 6 p.m., 3030 20th St., S.F.]

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Miami Marlins. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Dining out

Sudachi Sushi & Korean BBQ Menu:
Japanese and Korean cuisines come together at this Polk Street-area restaurant. Menu includes tempura, noodles, sashimi, burgers and sushi. [1217 Sutter St., S.F.; (415) 931-6951]

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