March 26: Nickelodeon show, Mick Foley and more 

click to enlarge Retro excitement: “The Great Nickelodeon Show” revives the thrills of yesteryear with short films accompanied by piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges, illusions by Reed Kirk Rahlmann and more. [8 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Retro excitement: “The Great Nickelodeon Show” revives the thrills of yesteryear with short films accompanied by piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges, illusions by Reed Kirk Rahlmann and more. [8 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Mick Foley, pro wrestler and best-selling author, shares hilarious stories from the WWE and his colorful life. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Climate change: Jim Williams, chief scientist of Energy and Environmental Economics, shares ideas on how the United States and other nations can reduce carbon emissions. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Under threat: Jane Harman, former U.S. representative from Southern California, speaks about global threats such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, and the role American intelligence services can play in fighting these threats. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Literary events

Membership economy: Business expert Robbie Kellman Baxter reflects on successful companies such as Amazon, Netflix and Twitter in his book “The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Debut fiction: Award-winning short-story writer Sharma Shields shares her debut novel, “The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

Author talk: Vietnamese author Quan Barry discusses his debut novel, “She Weeps Each Time You’re Born,” with Zyzzyva Magazine’s Oscar Villalon. [7:30 p.m., Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Stamp acts: Kids can create their own works of art with ink pads and a variety of stamps. [2:30 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

Literary music: Singer-songwriter Everything in Pen, aka Elizabeth Hubbard, is inspired by authors such as Dave Eggers, Betty Friedan and more. [6:30 p.m., Potrero Branch, 1616 20th St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Literary documentary: Students, faculty and community members are invited to a free screening of “A Good Time To Be West,” which features writers talking about their work. [6:30 p.m., Anderson Collection, Stanford University, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Art reception: A reception marks the opening of “Inter-Section-ality,” in which female artists examine the ways that womanhood intersects with race, social class and sexual orientation. [5 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Latin sounds: Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona, who has sold 20 million albums in Latin America, brings his “Viaje Tour” to the Bay Area. [8 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

S.F. rock: Psychedelic band We Will Be Lions is headlining a bill of San Francisco bands that also includes Spooky Mansion and The Shape. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Retro excitement: “The Great Nickelodeon Show” revives the thrills of yesteryear with short films accompanied by piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges, illusions by Reed Kirk Rahlmann and more. [8 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Events

Art and disability: Artists with and without disabilities explore their identities in “Dis/Play.” A reception features stuttering stand-up comedian and activist Nina G. [6 p.m., SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

NightLife: Dance the robot while learning about robots at NightLife at the Academy, which features a cage-fighting drone battle, music and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Exhibit opening: Artist John Greene speaks at a reception marking the opening of “Bound to Be Held: A Book Show,” which showcases books and the readers who love them. [5 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Growing up: “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how humans can change destructive behaviors and habits. [6:30 p.m., Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara]

Art films: “Monumental Artscapes” is a program of 16 mm shorts featuring the large-scale works of artists such as Christo, Robert Smithson and David Alfaro Siqueiros. [8 p.m., Oddball Films, 275 Capp St., S.F.]

Comedy: Steve Treviño, who has appeared on “Comics Unleashed,” is headlining a comedy bill that also includes Jesus Trejo and Kelly Anneken. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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