March 23: Deap Vally rocks, comedy fundraiser and more 

click to enlarge Hard-rocking guitar duo Deap Vally is headlining a bill that includes L.A. Witch and Creep Beat. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Hard-rocking guitar duo Deap Vally is headlining a bill that includes L.A. Witch and Creep Beat. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Timothy Williams presents the first U.S. release of his Italian thriller “Converging Parallels,” the first installment in his acclaimed Commissario Trotti series. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

Lectures

Spanish Civil War: Author Richard Rhodes discusses the repercussions of Spain’s 1930s conflict and his latest book, “Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made.” [7 p.m., 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Literary events

Hollo tribute: Loren Bell and Tinker Green pay tribute to the life of late poet Anselm Hollo, and the public is invited to share favorite poems and stories. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Author talk: David Vann is discussing his latest novel, “Aquarium,” with “Stay Up With Me” writer Tom Barbash. [7 p.m., Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]

Game night: BYOBG (bring your own board game) in the bookstore’s gallery. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Current events: From San Francisco State University professor Gerald Heather is doing a talk called “Political Round-Up: Looking Forward and Looking Backward.” [7 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Craft time: Kids are invited to whip up fun creations using paper dowels. [2 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Modernist master: “Bear Walker Society: Explorations in Global Modernism,” an exhibit featuring the Picasso-influenced work of Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau, is nearing the end of its run. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Comedy fundraiser: The “Comedians of Fire” showcase — featuring comedians Liz Stone, Melanie Bega, Mean Dave, Nathan Habib, Lauren Kraut, Justin Lucas and Mark Smalls — is raising money for the Bellman family, which recently lost its home in a fire. [8 p.m., Royale, 800 Post St., S.F.]

Post-punkers: U.K. post-punk group Gang of Four is touring to promote its latest album, “What Happens Next.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Madrid sounds: Hinds, formerly known as Deers, are a Spanish garage-rocking girl band. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Women rock: Hard-rocking guitar duo Deap Vally is headlining a ladies-only bill that includes L.A. Witch and Creep Beat. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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