May 27: Hibbity Dibbity, comedy and more 

click to enlarge Swamp funk: San Francisco band Hibbity Dibbity, which melds psychedelic rock and blues to create “swamp funk,” is promoting its latest album, “Tinctures, Potions & Elixers.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Swamp funk: San Francisco band Hibbity Dibbity, which melds psychedelic rock and blues to create “swamp funk,” is promoting its latest album, “Tinctures, Potions & Elixers.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Acclaimed photographer Sally Mann is speaking about her latest work, “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs.” [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Say cheese: The California Artisan Cheese Guild is leading a tasting of the best cheeses from Sonoma and Marin counties. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Ravens forevermore: The San Francisco Natural History Series presents a discussion on the secret lives of The City’s ravens. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Literary events

‘Barefoot’ fiction: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, formerly a journalist working in Mexico, shares his debut collection of short stories, “Barefoot Dogs.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Major ‘Indiscretion’: Jan Ellison, a graduate of Stanford University and San Francisco State University, discusses her debut novel, “A Small Indiscretion,” in which a youthful affair has major repercussions decades later. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Community theater: American Conservatory Theater’s Stage Coach program is holding a community theater workshop with theater exercises, storytelling and more. [1-4 p.m., Bayview Branch, 5075 Third St., S.F.]

Math help: Volunteer math tutors can answer questions about math homework. [5-6 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

GMO discussion: Wendy Portnuff shares the history and possible health impacts of genetically modified foods. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

At the colleges

Modern families: Professor Daniel Rivers discusses his new book “Radical Relations: The History of Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States.” [5 p.m., Levinthal Hall, Stanford University, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford]

Local activities

Zoo free day: The San Francisco Zoo is offering free admission to all San Francisco residents (valid identification is required). [10 a.m.-5 p.m., San Francisco Zoo, 945 Sloat Blvd., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: “Crossing the Line,” a showcase of comedians who come from faraway lands, features Samson Koletkar, Clara Bijl, Kevin Munroe, Irish Dave and more. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Roots rock: Singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore, who specializes in roots and folk music, is playing songs from his latest album, “Radium Death.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Swamp funk: San Francisco band Hibbity Dibbity, which melds psychedelic rock and blues to create “swamp funk,” is promoting its latest album, “Tinctures, Potions & Elixers.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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