Jan. 20: Chinese food, classical music and Night Riots 

click to enlarge New music: Southern California rockers Night Riots are doing a free show and signing copies of their new album, "Howl." [8 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.] -  - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • New music: Southern California rockers Night Riots are doing a free show and signing copies of their new album, "Howl." [8 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Who's in town

Filmmaker and artist Miranda July, whose films include "Me and You and Everyone We Know," joins Adam Savage to discuss her debut novel, "The First Bad Man." [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Global job market: University of Chicago lecturer Chad Broughton looks at the true impact of globalization, such as the shift of thousands of jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Aftermath: Marie Mutsuki Mockett's book "Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye" chronicles the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

New England flavors: Boston chef Jeremy Sewall's "The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes" updates traditional recipes. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Book talk: Dennis McNally and Jonah Raskin discuss their new books: "On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom" and "A Terrible Beauty," respectively. [7 p.m., Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St., S.F.]

U.N. inside: Former United Nations official Martin Barber describes decades of humanitarian missions in his new book, "Blinded by Humanity: Inside the UN's Humanitarian Operations." [7 p.m., Book Passage, 61 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Homework help: Free assistance is available for children struggling with homework. [4 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Discussion group: The Sit Down Theater discussion group examines "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw. [6 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

S.F. history: David Talbot, author of "Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love," discusses upheavals of San Francisco history. [7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

Local activities

Chinese food film: "The Search for General Tso" tracks the history of America's favorite Chinese-American dish. [1, 4:15, 5:35 and 7 p.m., 4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]

Classical sounds: Pianist Lera Auerbach, violinist Philippe Quint and cellist Joshua Roman are performing music by Auerbach, Prokofiev and more. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Smart stand-up: Tim Lee, who holds a Ph.D. in biology, shares his brainy sense of humor. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Rock concert: Pop-punk group Joyride! tops a bill that also includes Quaaludes, The Varicaps and DJ Agitator. [9:30 p.m., Knockout, 3223 Mission St., S.F.]

New music: Southern California rockers Night Riots are doing a free show and signing copies of their new album, "Howl." [8 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

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