Feb. 10: Pan-Pacific Expo, LGBT history and more 

Who’s in town

Matt Zoller Seitz discusses his new book, “The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which offers insights on the whimsical filmmaker’s works. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Lectures

Prison in China: Dui Hau Foundation Executive Director John Kamm sheds light on the increasing incarceration of women in China and its implications for human rights. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Inside the brain: Pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Michael Gazzaniga reflects on advances during his five decades in the field. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Light city: Architect and writer Laura Ackley discusses the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and its lighting effects. [7:30 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Literary events

L.A. murder: Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy explores urban homicides in “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

‘Bloodlines’ conclusion: Richelle Mead marks the release of “The Ruby Circle,” the final book in her best-selling “Bloodlines” series for young adults. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Author chat: Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, and Michael Chabon are discussing Handler’s latest novel, “We Are Pirates.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

At the public library

LGBT history: Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp, members of the pioneering Swiss group Der Kreis, discuss LGBT rights in the 1960s and beyond. [6 p.m., Gay and Lesbian Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art preview: Art curator Dr. Yuki Morishima offers a preview of two upcoming exhibits at the Asian Art Museum, “Seduction: Japan’s Floating World” and “The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e From The Grabhorn Collection.” [5 p.m., Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

New exhibits: A reception marks the opening of two exhibits, “Hybrid-ism & Multi-Ethnicity” and “Urban Boundaries,” that together feature the work of 67 emerging artists. [7:30 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Local activities

Nature stroll: Admission to the San Francisco Botanical Garden is free on the second Tuesday of each month; attractions include the Magnolia Garden and Redwood Grove. [7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Exoskeletons in the closet: Curator Michelle Trautwein discusses spiders, millipedes and other insects that share our homes. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Metal group: Daly City metal group Kill The Messenger is headlining a very loud lineup that also includes A Human Costume and Shepherds We Shall Be. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Rock show: San Francisco singer-songwriter Holly Muñoz is opening for Canadian singer Andy Shauf. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

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