Jan. 6: Aesop Rock, fantasy fiction and more 

click to enlarge San Francisco's Ian Matthias Bavitz, aka hip-hop performer Aesop Rock, is headlining a bill that also includes Rob Sonic and Homeboy Sandman. - [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • San Francisco's Ian Matthias Bavitz, aka hip-hop performer Aesop Rock, is headlining a bill that also includes Rob Sonic and Homeboy Sandman. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Who's in town

Singer-songwriter Frankie Bourne is touring to promote his debut album, "Califoricana," which blends roots music and melodic vintage rock. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Lectures

World affairs: An International Forum mixer discusses current affairs and introduces prospective members to the World Affairs Council. [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter Street, S.F.]

Literary events

New fiction: Katie Coyle discusses her debut novel, "Vivian Apple at the End of the World," at a meeting of the Not Your Mother's Book Club. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dragon tale: Anne Leonard's latest fantasy novel, "Moth and Spark," follows the adventures of Prince Corin in his attempts to liberate captive dragons. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Just write: Editor Kathy Dalle-Molle leads a no-pressure free-writing session designed to get the creative juices flowing. [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Toddler time: Stories, songs and movement in Spanish are designed for kids 16 months through 2 years old. [10:15 a.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Teen movie: Free snacks are provided at a screening of "The Fault in Our Stars." [4 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Hollywood tales: Boze Hadleigh discuses Hollywood's hidden LGBT history and his new book, "An Actor Succeeds: Tips, Secrets & Advice on Auditioning, Connection, Coping & Thriving In & Out of Hollywood." [6 p.m., Gay and Lesbian Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Health talk: Meir Schneider discusses his holistic approach to sharpening vision through easy exercises. [6:30 p.m., West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way, S.F.]

At the colleges

Free lecture: Penn State's Marcel Salathe discusses whether scientists should create pathogens with pandemic potential. [4:15 p.m., Herrin Hall, Stanford University, Serra and Lomita malls, Stanford]

Local activities

Music recital: Soprano Julia Bullock performs with pianist Renate Rohlfing. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Bradley Lum, creator of the YouTube character Tai Mai Shu and a native of Daly City, performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Rock show: Punk-new age band Gentleman Surfer is sharing the bill with psychedelic duo Jerkagram. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Hip-hop show: San Francisco's Ian Matthias Bavitz, aka hip-hop performer Aesop Rock, is headlining a bill that also includes Rob Sonic and Homeboy Sandman. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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