Jan. 26: "Ask Me Another," prog rock and more 

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  • Prog-rock show: Periphery is headlining an evening of prog rock that includes Nothing More and Wovenwar. [7 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Who's in town

"60 Minutes" broadcaster Lesley Stahl discusses her lengthy news career and her series on climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously." [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

'Galapagos Affair': Bay Area filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller share tales about a long-ago Galapagos murder mystery and their 2014 documentary, "Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden." [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Valentine's Day crafts: Children ages 7-11 can learn how to use hand-stitching techniques, lace, felt and more to create unique valentines. [6 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.; RSVP by emailing torreywitherspoon@gmail.com]

Charity lesson: Science journalist Elizabeth Svoboda uncovers the origins of human altruism in "What Makes a Hero? The Surprising Science of Selflessness." [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Audio-described films: Batman faces his biggest foe, the Joker, in 2008's "The Dark Knight." An audio-described presentation includes detailed descriptions of sets, visual cues and more for vision-impaired viewers. [2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

WritersCorps: Teenagers can exercise their writing skills at a free WritersCorps workshop. [4:15 p.m., Children's Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Early German prints: "Reformations: Dürer & the New Age of Print" explores the pioneering work of 16th-century German artist and printmaker Albrecht Dürer. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Startups: CEOs and co-founders of tech startups from Serbia and Poland share their experiences at gaming and Internet companies. [4:30 p.m., Hewlett 201 Auditorium, Stanford University, 370 Serra Mall, Stanford]

WWII drama: Roger Grunwald's one-man play "The Mitzvah Project" tells stories from World War II. [7 p.m., Kehillah Hall, Koret Pavilion, Stanford University, 565 Mayfield Ave., Stanford]

Local activities

Open-mic comedy: Doc's Lab is hosting a night of open-mic comedy. [7 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Budapest orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra are playing music by Mozart and Mendelssohn. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

NPR quiz show: A live taping of the NPR show "Ask Me Another" features Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Burlesque evening: The Hubba Hubba Revue presents its weekly showcase of burlesque, music and more. [9 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

Prog-rock show: Periphery is headlining an evening of prog rock that includes Nothing More and Wovenwar. [7 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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