April 1: Vertical dancing, Bob Rubin comedy and more 

click to enlarge BANDALOOP, Madrone Studios and Illuminate the Arts join forces for vertical dance project “#SFPublicCanvas,” which is holding rehearsals on the side of a building. [8 p.m., UC Hastings College of the Law, 333 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • BANDALOOP, Madrone Studios and Illuminate the Arts join forces for vertical dance project “#SFPublicCanvas,” which is holding rehearsals on the side of a building. [8 p.m., UC Hastings College of the Law, 333 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Puneet Talwar, assistant secretary of state, discusses political trends and issues the State Department is facing. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Vegan life: A vegan dinner precedes a lecture by Dr. Meir Schneider speaking about “Self-Healing Through Bodywork and Movement”; a $15 donation is suggested. [6 p.m., Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Political pioneer: Barney Frank, former U.S. representative from Massachusetts and the first Congress member to enter a same-sex marriage while in office, is discussing his new book, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.” [7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City]

Journalism abroad: Journalists from Brazil, Pakistan and Kenya speak about the technologies, such as drones, that are helping them cover hard-to-reach parts of their countries. [7:30 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Literary events

Poetry month: ZYZZYVA and Litquake present poets such as Matthew Zapruder, Brynn Saito, Jane Hirshfield and more reading from their work. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Fantasy fiction: Best-selling author Peter V. Brett’s new fantasy novel, “The Skull Throne,” is the latest book in his “Demon Cycles” series. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the public library

Writing after retirement: Writer Louise Nayer discusses how retirees can pursue their passion for writing. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Mystery ladies: Mystery writers Cara Black and Zoe Ferraris discusses the heroines of their books — Aimee LeDuc and Katya Hijazi, respectively. [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Storied life: Writer-artist Warren Lehrer presents his new illuminated novel, “A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley,” winner of a USA Best Book Award. [3 p.m., Room 193, Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Spring Book Sale: Check out more than 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs and more at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale, which benefits library programs. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Rock show: Marmozets, which includes two pairs of brothers, has won quick acclaim in its native Britain and has recently signed a record deal. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Eccentric comedian Bob Rubin is headlining a comedy bill that also includes Larry “Bubbles” Brown and more. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Synth-pop rock: Los Angeles synth-pop group LEX, which is releasing its eponymous debut EP in May, is known for colorful light shows. [8 p.m., Piano Fight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

Sky dancers: BANDALOOP, Madrone Studios and Illuminate the Arts join forces for vertical dance project “#SFPublicCanvas,” which is holding rehearsals on the side of a building. [8 p.m., UC Hastings College of the Law, 333 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

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