April 13: Replacements, pasta joy and more 

click to enlarge Rock show: Legendary pop-rock group The Replacements are bringing their cheekily titled “Back by Unpopular Demand Tour” to the Masonic for a rare Bay Area appearance. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.] - CHRIS PIZZELLO/2014 AP FILE PHOTO
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  • Rock show: Legendary pop-rock group The Replacements are bringing their cheekily titled “Back by Unpopular Demand Tour” to the Masonic for a rare Bay Area appearance. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

The Center for the Art of Translation presents Mexican writer Yuri Herrera discussing his acclaimed new novel, “Signs Preceding the End of the World.” [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Pasta love: Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri explains the semolina arts in “Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

WWI history: Erik Larson, best-selling author of “The Devil In the White City,” shares the story of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania and his new book, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Domestic revolutionaries: Bryan Burrough examines domestic terrorism in “Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Literary events

New fiction: Shawn Lawrence Otto reads from his new book, “Sins of Our Fathers,” which goes into the world of Indian casinos. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

True tales: Noe Valley writer Kathy Dalle-Moll leads a round-robin reading featuring writers sharing stories, memories and true confessions. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Playtime: The Big San Francisco Playdate features fun and educational family activities. [11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Writers on writing: Wendy McNaughton discusses her new book, “Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City In Its Own Words.” [7 p.m., Humanities Auditorium, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Art talk: Award-winning illustrator Victo Ngai, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and New Yorker, speaks about his art. [7 p.m., Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

‘Smut’ onstage: The Word for Word Performing Arts Company brings “Smut,” a racy British comedy about a lonely widow, to the stage. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Jesse Fernandez, Samantha Gilweit and Steve Post perform in the “People Under the Stairs” comedy showcase at the Cynic Cave, which happens to be located partially under the stairs of Lost Weekend Video. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Pure pop: Singer Cody Simpson has toured with Justin Bieber and Big Time Rush. [7 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Variety show: Comedian Marga Gomez headlines “Performerama Variety Show.” [8 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Rock show: Legendary pop-rock group The Replacements are bringing their cheekily titled “Back by Unpopular Demand Tour” to the Masonic for a rare Bay Area appearance. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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