April 7: Moth storytelling, Fleetwood Mac and more 

Who’s in town

Henry Chang’s new book, “Death Money,” chronicles NYPD Detective Jack Yu’s investigation into a Chinatown murder. [6 p.m., Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St., S.F.]


Mercury fears: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is calling for the complete removal of Thimerosal, a preservative that contains mercury, that may still be in some vaccines. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Smart aging: Gerontology experts discuss new technologies available to help the aging population of baby boomers. [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Spy game: Barry Royden, former CIA director of counterintelligence, shares his thoughts on spies and their personality types. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Murder mystery: Robert Crane shares new insights on the slaying of his father, “Hogan’s Heroes” star Bob Crane, in the memoir “Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Bride’ stories: Amy Scheibe’s “A Fireproof Home for the Bridge” follows a pair of sisters growing up in a strict Southern household and learning to break free. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Novel revival: Tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw’s cult novel, “Narcisa,” has been republished by Johnny Depp with a new foreword by Lydia Lunch. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Poetry in other words: Iranian-American poet and scholar Persis Karim offers an inside look at the art of translating poetry. [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

It’s all Greek: Scholar Mary Lefkowitz delivers a talk on “Why We Can’t Understand Greek Drama” at the Center for Modern Greek Studies. [4 p.m., Room 587, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Fighting AIDS overseas: Dr. Yan Long sheds light on the difficulties programs designed to fight AIDS are having in China. [5 p.m., Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Local activities

Free museum day: The first Tuesday of the month is a free day at several museums around The City. [9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., De Young Museum, 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.; 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Mark Pitta has appeared on “Premium Blend” and “The Tonight Show.” [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Storytelling competition: The Moth’s GrandSLAM competition pits top storytellers against each other. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Rap show: Multiplatinum Rapper DMX is headlining. [9 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Classic rock: Fleetwood Mac, featuring a newly returned Christine McVie, is bringing its “On With the Show” tour back to the Bay Area after selling out shows in December. [9 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Ave., S.F.]

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