Eco-metal group plays at Slim's 

The black-metal and “eco-metal” band Wolves in the Throne Room performs at Slim’s. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The black-metal and “eco-metal” band Wolves in the Throne Room performs at Slim’s.

Who's in town

Thrity Umrigar: The author talks about her new novel, “The World We Found.” [6 p.m., Book Passage,
1 Ferry Building, S.F.


Ted Rice: Merrill Lynch San Francisco’s senior portfolio manager provides a long-term strategy to help achieve and maintain financial fitness. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its January discussion. “Soft Power: The New Military Strength?” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Ben Ehrenreich and Robert Arellano: Journalist and fiction writer Ehrenreich (“Ether”) and novelist Arellano (“Curse the Names”) discuss their books. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Tom Davis: The journalist talks about “A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family From Generations of Mental Illness. [12:30 p.m., Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St., S.F.; 7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Lauren Myracle: The bestselling author of young-adult books (“Shine,” “Oopsy Daisy”) reads from her work. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Poetry night: Open Heart Poetry presents its Monday gathering. Lauren Holt is the featured poet. Open-mic readings round out the bill. [7 to 10 p.m., Om Shan Tea, 233 14th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Joel Sanders: The architect and Yale University associate professor talks about his new book, “Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture.” [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

At the public library

Book group: Mission Branch Book Club discusses “One Day,” by British author David Nicholls. [6:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Homework help: Volunteers assist K-7 students with homework assignments. [4 to 6 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]


Noir cinema: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, “Noir City,” presents “Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford: A 20-Year Affair.” Featured films: “Gilda” (7 p.m.) and “The Money Trap” (9:20 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Local activities

Metal band: The black-metal and “eco-metal” band Wolves in the Throne Room performs at Slim’s. The group is promoting its latest album, “Celestial Lineage.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Jazz fusion: The jazz group Jeff Lorber Fusion celebrates the upcoming release of its new album, “Galaxy.” Keyboardist Lorber’s music combines jazz, funk and Latin rhythms. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

New play: The Magic Theatre’s Virgin Play Series presents a reading of an in-progress script of Matthew George’s “Cow Play.” A talk with the playwright and the director follow. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Plant life: Acer palmatum, a Japanese cultivar known as “Sangokaku,” or coral-bark maple, is a featured plant at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, where more than 8,000 types of plants grow. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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