Feb. 19: Noise Pop NightLife, Menlo Park College history and more 

click to enlarge Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt leads German soloists Ruth Ziesak and Christian Gerhaher as well as the San Francisco Symphony in Brahms’ “German Requiem.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt leads German soloists Ruth Ziesak and Christian Gerhaher as well as the San Francisco Symphony in Brahms’ “German Requiem.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Folkie singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is playing an intimate set with guitarist Gerry Leonard. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3600 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

‘On Track’: Rick Laubscher’s “On Track: A Field Guide to San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars” examines The City’s most colorful forms of transportation. [6 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Armenian genocide: Thomas de Waal, a South Caucasus expert for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and its continued influence on Armenian and Turkish relations. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

State of The City: Modern Times’ series of gentrification panel discussions continues with a session about The City’s black community, featuring Bishop Franzo King of the John Coltrane African Orthodox Church and more. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Carbon science: Marin Carbon Project co-founder John Wick examines humanity’s role in the carbon cycle and climate change. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Brews and Views: Mark Baldassare, president of the Public Policy Institute of California, discusses government reform at the state and local levels. [8 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Literary events

Peace activism: Peaceworks Executive Director David Hartsough’s latest book is “Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

New short fiction: “Get in Trouble” is Kelly Link’s latest collection of short fiction. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Pajama storytime: Kids can bring along a stuffed animal to Marianne’s Pajama Family Storytime. [7 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Memory and creativity: Collagist and filmmaker Lewis Klahr presents his films in a workshop about memory. [5-8 p.m., Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

‘Berlin Stories’: New paintings and watercolors by Pamela Wilson-Ryckman make up the exhibit “Berlin Stories.” [10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallery Paule Anglim, 14 Geary St., S.F.]

New dance: Choreographer Kyle Abraham of Abraham.In.Motion probes the black male identity in his latest dance piece, “Pavement.” A discussion with the choreographer follows the performance. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Indie rock: Texan group Wild Child has twice been dubbed best indie band by the Austin Music Awards. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

‘Howl’: Night Riots is touring to promote its new album, “Howl.” [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Classical music: Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt leads German soloists Ruth Ziesak and Christian Gerhaher as well as the San Francisco Symphony in Brahms’ “German Requiem.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Events

NightLife: The Noise Pop Festival is the subject of this week’s “NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences, featuring a live DJ set from the band !!!, a lecture about how our brains reach to music and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

College biography: Author Pamela K. Gullard chats with Menlo College President Richard A. Moran about her new book, “Through the Gates: Eighty-Five Years of Menlo College and Its Times.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Andrew Schulz, who has appeared on MTV’s “The Hook Up” and “Guy Code,” is headlining a bill that also includes Dave Stone and Imran G. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Sensitive songs: South African singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov plays contemplative rock on his new album, “The Weatherman.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Strange cinema: The Oddball Films archive brings together rare film clips of witches, derby dolls, femme fatales and more in its program “Dangerous Dames and Brutal Beauties.” [8 p.m., Oddball Films, 275 Capp St., S.F.]

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