March 25: Spock double feature, Tavi Gevinson and more 

click to enlarge Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album, “Loved Wild Lost,” on a bill that includes the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. [8 p.m., Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album, “Loved Wild Lost,” on a bill that includes the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. [8 p.m., Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael]
Who’s in town

Tavi Gevinson, a feminist fashionista who founded her own style blog at age 11, is receiving the INFORUM 21st Century Visionary Award. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Lectures

Plastic problems: Environmental experts weigh in on pollution around the world caused by plastics. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Beyond Charlie Hebdo: UC Berkeley professor Bob Calo discusses the media’s treatment of the Charlie Hebdo shooting and how news coverage shapes public perception of world affairs. [6:30 p.m., Lafayette War Veterans Center, 3780 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette]

Forever Coco: Former fashion executive and best-selling author C.W. Gortner reflects on the life of style icon Coco Chanel, from poverty in rural France to the high life in Paris. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 61 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Literary events

Family comics: Father-son duo Paolo and Joe Rivera — who have worked on comic books starring Spider-Man, Batman and more — discuss their newest work, “The Valiant.” [5:30 p.m., Isotope Comics, 326 Fell St., S.F.]

Jewish cuisine: Leah Koenig shares tips from her new book, “Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & Customs for Today’s Kitchen.” [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

‘Lost Child’: Guggenheim fellow Caryl Phillips’ latest book, “The Lost Child,” is set in the moors of England and pays homage to Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Author talk: Best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates discusses her latest book, “The Sacrifice.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Smoothie science: Kids can learn about nutrition while making banana-berry smoothies. [3:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

At the colleges

College softball: The Gators are hosting Western Washington in a softball game. [1 p.m., softball field, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Nimoy tribute: Remember the late Leonard Nimoy with a Spock-tacular double feature of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (7 p.m.) and “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (9:15 p.m.). [Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Fog sounds: Musicians play tunes from “Songs From the Fog,” which includes 18 songs written about the Bay Area’s mistiest landmark. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

DJ Hodor: DJ Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on “Game of Thrones,” is manning the playlist at “Rave of Thrones.” [9 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Rock show: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album, “Loved Wild Lost,” on a bill that includes the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. [8 p.m., Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael]

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