July 23: Mötley Crüe and other SF events 

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  • Hard-living hair-metal rockers Mötley Crüe have vowed to retire after “The Final Tour.”
Who’s in town

Food policy advocate Ellen Gustafson discusses pressing problems in the U.S. food system and her new book, “We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World.” [6 p.m., Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Lectures

India’s future: A panel of experts discusses this year’s election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party in “Modi’s India: Thinking About the Future” [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Go deep: Journalist James Nestor talks about his new book, “Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

New poetry: Elizabeth Cantwell reads from “Nights I Let the Tiger Get You,” her debut book of poems. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

S.F. memoir: San Francisco writer Renee Gibbons chats and plays clips from the audio version of her memoir “Longing for Elsewhere: My Irish Voyage through Hunger, History and High Times.” [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the public library

Video games: The VIP Gaming Tournament includes informational sessions as well as head-to-head battles on the latest video games. All materials provided. [1 p.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.; to register, email ileana.pulu@sfpl.org or call (415) 355-5757]

Fracking concerns: Biologist Sandra Steingraber leads a forum on “How Fracking Impacts Public Health.” [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Playland at the Beach: Historian James R. Smith does an illustrated talk about the amusement park that once faced Ocean Beach. [7 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film talk: Director Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu takes questions at a screening of his 2013 documentary “Hafu,” which follows mixed-race individuals in contemporary Japan. [7 p.m., Building 320, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Art reception: A beer garden and screening of the film “Tender Mercies” highlight the closing reception of the “Wrong Is What I Do Best” exhibit. [6 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free concert: T Mambo plays Cuban salsa as part of the People in Plazas concert series. [Noon, 525 Market St., S.F.]

Night of noir: Oscar winner Billy Wilder’s 1944 noir classic “Double Indemnity” — starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson — screens at the Castro Theatre. [7 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Ngaio Bealum, who has appeared on “The Sarah Silverman Program” and hosts the Cannabis Comedy Festival, performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Rock show: Surf-rock group Man or Astro-Man? plays songs from its latest album, “Defcon 5...4...3...2...1.” The Ogres and Wray open the show. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Heavy-metal memories

Hard-living hair-metal rockers Mötley Crüe have vowed to retire after “The Final Tour.” Alice Cooper also performs. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

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