March 12: Summer Cannibals, feminist writing and more 

click to enlarge San Francisco psychedelic-rock group Golden Void gives a preview of music from its next album. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • San Francisco psychedelic-rock group Golden Void gives a preview of music from its next album. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Neil Gaiman is discussing his work, including “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” with author Michael Chabon. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; sold out, watch live stream at jccsf.org/ondemand]

Lectures

Global warming: Journalists from India, Brazil and Cameroon look at what impacts the world can expect from climate change this year. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Money matters: Financial analysts look at the prospects for fossil fuel stocks as natural reserves of coal, oil and natural gas shrink. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Literacy issues: Nearly 800 million people around the world are illiterate, including 32 million in the U.S., but efforts are under way to battle the problem. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Writer time: Alley Cat Books writers in residence Amy Berkowitz, Howard Williams and James Fleming read from their work. [6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Young-adult fiction: A Hawaiian girl is forced to adjust to mainland life — and Southern California mean girls — in Lisa Freeman’s new young-adult novel “Honey Girl.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Historical fiction: Two mothers in pre-civil rights Mississippi — one black, one white — turn to each other for support after losing their children in Jonathan Odell’s “Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Small-business session: The San Francisco Office of Small Business offers tips on the ins and outs of starting a business in The City. [3 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Film financing: Documentary maker Reka Pigniczky shares advice for filmmakers hoping to raise money for film projects. [5 p.m., Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Chamber concert: Student musicians perform chamber music. [7 p.m., Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Restaurant fundraiser: Michelin-star chef Sachin Chopra is marking the opening of his new restaurant, All Spice San Francisco, with a benefit for HandUp, which helps homeless people. [5-7 p.m., All Spice San Francisco, 648 Bush St., S.F.]

Punk show: Portland, Ore., punk group Summer Cannibals just released their second full-length album, “Show Us Your Mind.” [8 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Eddie Pepitone, who has drawn comparisons to Don Rickles and Jackie Gleason, has appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Local rock: San Francisco psychedelic-rock group Golden Void gives a preview of music from its next album. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Events

NightLife: The connection between the mind and the body is the theme of this week’s NightLife at the Academy, with a demonstration of raw-food cuisine, a yoga workshop, music and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Golden Gate memories: Architect and photographer Bob David shares stories from his four decades of working at the Golden Gate Bridge. [7 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.]

Listening to Arab women: “What Do the Women Say: Poetry or Resistance, Prose of Resilience” presents readings from Arab feminist literature as well as a performance by Syrian-American opera singer Saousan Jarjour. [8 p.m., La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

Comedy showcase: Greg Warren, who has appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and his own Comedy Central special, is headlining a bill that also includes Rachel McDowell and Colleen Watson. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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