Feb. 11: Brain food, comedy and more 

click to enlarge Rap show: Maryland rapper Logic’s 2014 debut album, “Under Pressure,” hit No. 4 on - the Billboard charts. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.; sold out] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Rap show: Maryland rapper Logic’s 2014 debut album, “Under Pressure,” hit No. 4 onthe Billboard charts. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.; sold out]
Who’s in town

Nick Hornby, the British author of “High Fidelity,” “Fever Pitch” and now “Funny Girl,” is chatting about his work with writer Vendela Vida. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Terrorism in Europe: Pauline Carmona, French consul general to San Francisco, discusses the impact of recent terror attacks in France and beyond. [12:15 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ecological footprint: Mathis Wackernagel, president of the Global Footprint Network, shares new findings about the health of the planet and the impact of human civilization. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Fogbound: San Francisco’s mysterious fog is a key character in Kyle Boelte’s new memoir, “The Beautiful Unseen.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

Brainy cookbook: Rebecca Katz addresses real brain food in “The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Steamy stories: Good Vibrations is launching “Best Gay Erotica 2015.” [7 p.m., Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk St., S.F.]

Texas drama: Acclaimed Mexican author Carmen Boullosa’s novel “Texas: The Great Theft” chronicles a tumultuous 1848 turf war. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Family literacy night: Families are invited to read and listen to stories together; a free dinner will be served. [6 p.m., Learning Studio, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; RSVP at (415) 557-4251]

At the colleges

Prison politics: A book-release event celebrates professor Hadar Aviram’s book “Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment.” [3:30 p.m., Mary Kay Kane Hall, UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister St., S.F.]

Hate crimes: Director Marta Cunningham speaks at a screening of her award-winning documentary “Valentine Road,” about a Ventura County eighth-grader who shot and killed an effeminate boy in his class. [5 p.m., UC San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Public health: Speakers at the Progress in Public Health: HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria summit share the latest advances in fighting these global health threats. [6:30 p.m., University Club of San Francisco, 800 Powell St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Sheng Wang, a Bay Area native, has appeared on “Comedians of Comedy” and “Live at Gotham.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

IndieFest: “I Am a Knife With Legs,” an exceedingly weird film about a European rock star in hiding, screens as part of SF IndieFest. [9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Free concert: Milo Greene plays a free set from the new album “Control.” [6 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Rap show: Maryland rapper Logic’s 2014 debut album, “Under Pressure,” hit No. 4 on the Billboard charts. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.; sold out]

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