September 30: Black-metal, folk, and other SF events 

click to enlarge Folk and black-metal singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe performs a concert in support of her third studio album, “Pain Is Beauty.” - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Folk and black-metal singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe performs a concert in support of her third studio album, “Pain Is Beauty.”
Who’s in town

Artist Mark di Suvero, whose interests extend from sculpture to poetry, politics and everyday life, appears in a conversation with local poets. [7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Lectures

Preventing genocide: Speakers discuss how the U.N.-outlined responsibility to protect people from genocide has been applied in recent crises in Libya and Syria. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Palestinian stability: Speakers discuss how entrepreneurship, innovation and a sustainable private sector can thrive in Palestine, a stateless nation largely defined by conflict. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Francine Brevetti: The author and journalist discusses how to revive your memories and turn them into a written story. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary

New Myths: Contributors to “xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths,” edited by Kate Bernheimer, share their retellings of myths from around the world. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

David Shannon: The children’s book author presents “Bugs in My Hair!” [6:30 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

The group: The Hands On Bay Area Book Club discusses “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout,” by Lauren Redniss. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Diane Ravitch: The author of “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools” discusses the book. [5:15 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Mickalene Thomas: The artist, whose works honor powerful women and construct luxe interiors with layers of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel, speaks. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Trombone concert: The San Francisco Trombone Ensemble performs. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

At the library

Brain Fitness: Class explores how to exercise the brain in fun and challenging ways to maintain and improve cognitive vitality and memory. [2 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Job seekers lab: Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, applying for jobs and searching online for jobs. Bring a flash drive. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Computer Training Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

In bloom: Asarum caudatum, or western wild ginger, is in bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, home to more than 8,000 types of plants. [7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Philippine film: Two inmates are temporarily released from prison so they can work as contract killers on behalf of corrupt politicians in “On the Job,” a thriller from the Philippines. [Metreon, 101 Fourth St., S.F.; (888) 262-4386]

Singer-songwriter

Folk and black-metal singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe performs a concert in support of her third studio album, “Pain Is Beauty.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Cafe de la Presse: Traditional bistro fare is on chef Patrick Albert’s menu at this Parisian-inspired cafe. The poulet roti (roasted chicken) is recommended today. It is served with french fries, watercress salad and roasted-garlic au jus. [352 Grant Ave., S.F.; (415) 398-2680]

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