April 30: The Lexington Club, Incidentals and more 

click to enlarge Acid-house duo The Orb is celebrating 25 years of electronic dance music with a world tour. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Acid-house duo The Orb is celebrating 25 years of electronic dance music with a world tour. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca of Nashville, Tenn., is playing songs from his self-titled latest album during the “Paint a Picture” tour. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Lectures

Eye on China: James Bradley tackles misconceptions about China in “The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia.” [6:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Opiate epidemic: Journalist Sam Quinones explores how the producers of black-tar heroin and widely abused prescription drug Oxycontin created an opiate boom in “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Online snooping: Robert Scheer discusses his new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy,” with Nate Cardozo of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

Sickness and health: Best-selling author Lisa Genova explores the effects of Huntington’s disease on a close-knit family in her new novel, “Inside the O’Briens.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Young poets: Student poets from all over Marin County are sharing their works as National Poetry Month draws to a close. [6:30 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Kids can rock out too: Alison Faith Levy, formerly of The Sippy Cups, is performing upbeat, interactive songs aimed at young children. [10:30 a.m., Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St., S.F.]

Buying a casa: A Spanish-language workshop can help first-time homebuyers with topics such as budgeting, saving for a down payment and more. [6:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Filipino veterans of WWII: A community forum and panel discussion aim to bring awareness to the plight of Filipino veterans of World War II and their struggle to get the benefits the U.S. government offered them more than 70 years ago. [5:30-9 p.m., Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP requested at http://goo.gl/lIhNb0]

Local activities

Goodbye Lexington: Beloved lesbian bar The Lexington Club is serving drinks and history for the last time before permanently shuttering. [5 p.m.-2 a.m., Lexington Club, 3464 19th St., S.F.]

Pan-Pacific expo: A panel discussion titled “African Americans in San Francisco: Before, During, and After the 1915 World’s Fair” explores a lesser-known facet of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Steve Hofstetter has appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” and his comedy album hit No. 1 on the iTunes comedy chart. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Acid house: Acid-house duo The Orb is celebrating 25 years of electronic dance music with a world tour. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

Events

NightLife: Nature is the theme of this week’s NightLife at the Academy, featuring an exhibit of historical watercolors from the Catesby Trust, music by DJ Chango and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Classic Western: Paul Newman and Robert Redford hit the road as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” during the Balboa Classic Movie Series. [7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Electronic arts: Shlohmo, aka 22-year-old Henry Laufer, is a music producer specializing in what he calls “dark and sensual R&B tropes.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Comedy showcase: Comedian April Macie has appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and “Live at Gotham.” [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 57 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Cool rock: Cabaret-noir rock band The Incidentals features the vocals of Sioban Dixon. [8:30 p.m., Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St., S.F.]

Hard rock: Krautrock band Hedersleben is turning up the volume in a lineup that also includes St. James and the Apostles. [9:30 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

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