Feb. 4: Extinction events, new rock and more 

click to enlarge Indie rock: Morgan Delt is playing music from his debut album, the six-song cassette "Psychic Death Hole," and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.] -  - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Indie rock: Morgan Delt is playing music from his debut album, the six-song cassette "Psychic Death Hole," and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Who's in town

SF Sketchfest presents Rhett Miller of the Old 97's in "Wheels Off," an evening of music, comedy, and special guests Michael Chabon and Paul F. Tompkins. [8 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Extinction event: Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky sheds light on the ways that humanity could trigger another mass extinction on Earth. [6 p.m., 555 Post St., S.F.]

Ivory trafficking: David J. Hayes, vice chairman of President Barack Obama's Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, discusses efforts to stop the ivory trade. [7 p.m., Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos]

Social justice in Israel: Rabbi Andrew Sacks discusses the fight against sexism and prejudice against the LGBT community, as well as discrimination against Palestinians. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Literary events

Love recipe: Ashley Rodriguez shares ideas for romance, and dinner, in "Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship." [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

At the public library

Poetry tribute: Musician and writer Kevin Simmonds hosts "Not a Luxury," a tribute to the works of LGBT black poets. Speakers include Scott Nakagawa, Arisa White, Adrienne Torf and Joshua Merchant. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Love story: Wong Kar-wai's acclaimed film "In the Mood for Love" screens. [6 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Book culture: Professor Katrina Olds discusses the history of books and the exhibit "Reformations: Dürer & the New Age of Print." [1 p.m., Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Documentary film: The "Real Fictions" series presents "Nostalgia for the Light," Patricio Guzmán's documentary contrasting Chile's astronomy research with efforts to find the remains of victims of Augusto Pinochet's regime. [7 p.m., Pigott Hall, Building 260, 50 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford]

Local activities

Yosemite documentary: "Valley Uprising: Yosemite's Rock Climbing Revolution" documents the modern adventurers who have clashed with the National Park Service. [7 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley]

Sublime songs: Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime channels the spirit of the Southern California rock band. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Spanish comedy: Venezuelan comedian Luis Chataing has appeared on "Por Fin en Fin" and "¿Sucede en Serio?" [8:30 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Comedy summit: Mission CTRL, a San Francisco sketch-comedy startup, is joining forces with The Understudies for a night of comedy presented by SF Sketchfest. [8 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Indie rock: Morgan Delt is playing music from his debut album, the six-song cassette "Psychic Death Hole," and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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