April 22: St. Paul and The Broken Bones and other SF events 

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  • The hot Birmingham, Ala.-based band St. Paul and The Broken Bones plays from its debut album “Half the City.”
Who’s in town

Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist for Climate Central and former climate expert for the Weather Channel, appears in conversation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


Olafur Ragnar Grimsson: The president of Iceland discusses environmental challenges and economic opportunities relating to climate change in the Nordic region. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Beverly Burch, Murray Silverstein: The poets celebrate the release of new books published by Sixteen River Press. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Meg Wolitzer: The bestselling novelist talks about “The Interestings.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Angie Chuang: The journalist and educator talks about “The Four Words for Home.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Thomas Piketty: The French economist talks about “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” [7 p.m., Third Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St., S.F.]

Doug Fine: The comedic investigative journalist presents “Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Molly Caro May: The Montana-based author talks about “Map of Enough,” a memoir. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Christopher Moore: The novelist launches “The Serpent of Venice.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Matt Cohen: The CEO and founder of Off-the-Grid shares his thoughts on Asian inspiration and entrepreneurship. [5 p.m., Berman Room, Fromm Hall 115, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave. (near Parker Avenue), S.F.]

Mia Feuer: The Canadian sculptor, whose art is inspired by immersing herself in politically charged, complicated and conflicted places, discusses her work. [11:30 a.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Earth Day film: The San Francisco Green Film Festival presents “Watershed,” an hourlong documentary about the Colorado River and new water ethics. [6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Around the city

Irish folksinger: Singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, from Dublin, Ireland, performs a concert to promote his latest album, “Post Tropical.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Southern soul: The hot Birmingham, Ala.-based band St. Paul and The Broken Bones plays from its debut album “Half the City.” [8 p.m. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Journey into darkness: The California Academy of Sciences presents “Dark Universe,” a show that explores the cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, S.F.]

Classical music: Pianist Daniel Glover performs works by Schubert, Liszt and Frederic Rzewski. Noontime Concerts presents the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Catch: Recommended appetizers include the seafood Napoleon and the ceviche. Entrees include the pan-fried rainbow trout, served with seasonal vegetables and sage brown butter, and the grilled day-boat scallops. [2362 Market St., S.F.; (415) 431-5000]

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