Feb. 12: Kinky rock, Yugoslavian cinema and more 

click to enlarge Latin rock: Rock band Kinky of Monterrey, Mexico, taps its acoustic side in its latest release, “MTV Unplugged.” [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Latin rock: Rock band Kinky of Monterrey, Mexico, taps its acoustic side in its latest release, “MTV Unplugged.” [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario shares stories from her travels through war zones in the Middle East, Africa and beyond in her new book, “It’s What I Do.” [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Medical advice: Dr. Eric Topol offers advice on how patients can take a greater role in their own medical care and health. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Antebellum: Longtime San Franciscan Monika Trobits explores San Francisco’s role in Civil War politics in her new book, “Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theater for Northern & Southern Politics.” [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Ukrainian outlook: Serhiy Kvit, Ukraine’s minister of education and science, discusses her country’s ongoing conflict with Russia and its vision for the future. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Chinese New Year: Oliver Chin marks the Chinese New Year by reading from his children’s book “Year of the Sheep.” [10:30 a.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Science memoir: Science writer Amanda Gefter and her dad take a quirky field trip in search of genius in the memoir “Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Pan-Pacific redux: Lee Bruno’s book “Panorama: Tales From San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition” marks the 100th anniversary of the fair, which Bruno’s great-grandfather helped bring to life. [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Peggy Lee in print: Music journalist James Gavin documents the brilliant, complicated life of singer-songwriter Peggy Lee in “Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the public library

Caribbean tales: Storyteller Asheba shares stories and songs of his native Trinidad. [10:30 a.m., Marina Branch, 1890 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Yugoslavian cinema: The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies presents director Zoran Amar at a screening of his gritty 1986 film “Smeker.” [6 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Film experience: “Olinglingo: The Movie,” is a multimedia opera incorporating film and a contemporary dance performance. [8 p.m., Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St., S.F.]

Surf rock: Swami John Reis of Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt is touring with The Blind Snake and playing souped-up surf instrumentals. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Renaissance hombre: American actor and pop singer Jencarlos Canela, who has appeared on several popular Spanish-language novelas, is touring to promote his latest pop album, “Jen.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Latin rock: Rock band Kinky of Monterrey, Mexico, taps its acoustic side in its latest release, “MTV Unplugged.” [9 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Events

Happy new year: Red Panda Acrobats of San Francisco bring dance, music, costumes and more to the Chinese New Year Extravaganza. [4:30 p.m., Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo]

NightLife: “Feel The Chemistry” is the theme of this week’s “NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences, combining SF Beer Week and Valentine’s Day with a pop-up beer hall, speed dating, music and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Nashville girl: Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Kate Voegele fuses pop, rock and country music. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Comedy showcase: “Mission Position” showcases local comedians with hosts Kate Willett, Matt Lieb, Trevor Hill and Jessica Sele. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Brooks Wheelan, who has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and “Conan,” headlines a bill that includes Lydia Popovich and Gary Anderson. [8 p.m., 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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Giselle Velazquez

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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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