Jan. 28: Von Trapps, farmworker health summit and more 

click to enlarge Sound of their music: The Von Trapps â€" the great-grandchildren of Capt. Georg and Maria Von Trapp â€" are playing music from their album “Dream a Little Dream” and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.] -  - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Sound of their music: The Von Trapps â€" the great-grandchildren of Capt. Georg and Maria Von Trapp â€" are playing music from their album “Dream a Little Dream” and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Who's in town

The Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Joelle Charbonneau, author of "The Testing," a dystopian series currently in development by Paramount Pictures. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

GIFs and beyond: BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti chats with investor Chris Dixon about BuzzFeed, a website that tries to balance silly memes and real journalism. [7 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Artful coding: "Sacred Games" author Vikram Chandra talks about the intersection of computer science and art in his latest book, "Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty." [6 p.m., Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; sold out: waitlist available at www.milibrary.org]

Italian evening: Celebrate Italian food and culture at a small community soiree. [6:30 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.; send RSVP to italianesco@gmail.com]

At the public library

S.F. history: Sunset historian Lorri Ungaretti shares photos and stories from her latest book, "Legendary Locals of the Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park." [7 p.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

Medical examiner speaks: Dr. Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell discuss their nonfiction book "Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner," which details Melinek's colorful years as a New York medical examiner. [7 p.m., Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Photographing Middle East: "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" kicks off an exhibit of 12 leading female photographers. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Farmworker health: Dr. Seth M. Holmes discusses how market forces and anti-immigrant sentiments prevent farmworkers from accessing health care in his talk "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworker Health in the United States." [5 p.m., Toland Hall, UC San Francisco, 533 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Feminist meeting: A meeting of Radical Women celebrate the efforts of young women of color in fighting sexism and racism. [7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., S.F.]

Comedy podcast: Daly City native Scott Capurro is doing a live taping of his podcast, imaginatively titled "The Scott Capurro Podcast." [8 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Southern rock: Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition are playing Mississippi-bred rock 'n' roll. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Classic rock: The proto-prog rockers of Styx are playing hits such as "Come Sail Away," "Mr. Roboto," "Lady" and more. [8 p.m., City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos Ave., San Jose]

Sound of their music: The Von Trapps -- the great-grandchildren of Capt. Georg and Maria Von Trapp -- are playing music from their album "Dream a Little Dream" and more. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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