Jan. 22: Forbidden cinema, S.F. memoir and more 

Who's in town

Marie Kondo, organization guru and author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," shares her tips for a less cluttered home. [12:30 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]


Brews and Views: Dr. Gary Delnow, director of WiRED International, discusses efforts to fight the Ebola virus. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Pan-Pacific flashback: Author Lee Bruno's new collection of essays, "Panorama," revisits the key players of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. [6 p.m., Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Town hall: Janice Mirikitani, The City's second poet laureate and founding president of the Glide Foundation, joins a public talk on gentrification, displacement and homelessness. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Fighting Alzheimer's disease: Culinary expert Paula Wolfert, UC San Francisco professor Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Stanford neurology professor Geoffrey Kerchner discuss recent advances in fighting Alzheimer's disease. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Literary events

S.F. wild child: Joshua Safran details his unconventional San Francisco upbringing in "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid." [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Madrigal tales: Armistead Maupin's latest book, "The Days of Anna Madrigal," follows the continuing adventures of the 92-year-old matriarch of "Tales of the City." [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Addictive tech: Nir Eyal's "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products," examines user psychology to explore what makes a hit tech product. [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Poetry time: Youths are invited to enjoy a healthy snack and join a poetry-writing workshop. [3 p.m., Children's Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Afghan heritage: Laura Tedesco of the U.S. State Department discusses "U.S. Public Diplomacy and Cultural Heritage Preservation in Afghanistan." [Noon, Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley, South Hall Road and South Drive, Berkeley]

Local activities

Speed rounds: Ignite SF presents experts talking about subjects they're passionate about -- whether it's mobile gaming, Syria or the Dutch East India Company -- in five-minute slide shows. [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Classical music: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony and visiting piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman in an evening that includes Brahms, Berg and Cynthia Lee Wong's "Carnival Fever." [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Art reception: An opening reception for "A Menu for Recognizing Invisible Forces," which explores the unseen forces that affect our food system, features a talk by artist Helena Keeffe. [6-8 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

New music: Joel Gion & The Primary Colours, which melds psychedelic rock, Britpop and post-punk sounds, is headlining a bill that also includes The Love Dimension. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


African art: Cantor Arts Center curator Catherine H. Hale leads a discussion on "Key Concepts and Themes in African Art." [10 a.m., Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Education innovations: Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond, a member of President Barack Obama's education task force, discusses educational innovations in California. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

NightLife: Gallery crawling is the theme of this week's NightLife at the Academy, with painting workshops, art installations, planetarium shows, and DJ sets by Roche and Physical Therapy. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Forbidden cinema: Oddball Films presents an evening of forbidden animation, including World War II shorts and X-rated oddities. [8 p.m., Oddball Films, 275 Capp St., S.F.]

Comedy: Mark Viera, who has appeared on "30 Rock" and "Gotham Comedy Live," tops a bill that includes local legend Larry "Bubbles" Brown. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Social justice on film: Short films "Lucky," about an AIDS orphan trying to leave his rural village, and "Kunjo," about a child worker in India, are screening. [6:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

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