Oct. 14: Music festival, teacher workshops and more 

click to enlarge The Culture Collide festival kicks off its two-day run with Tacocat and dozens of other bands performing around San Francisco; a $23.73 festival pass is good for all events. [Various times and venues; www.culturecollide.com] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The Culture Collide festival kicks off its two-day run with Tacocat and dozens of other bands performing around San Francisco; a $23.73 festival pass is good for all events. [Various times and venues; www.culturecollide.com]

Who's in town

Brandeis University professor Anita Hill, who testified against Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, speaks at a screening of a documentary about her, "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power." [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Lectures

Culinary career: Self-taught home baker Kathleen Weber discusses how she turned her hobby into a thriving bakery that supplies the three-Michelin-starred French Laundry. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Decoding money talk: John Lanchester, author of "How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say -- And What It Really Means" demystifies the financial world. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Fighting climate change: Environmental activist and author Bill McKibben discusses his grass-roots campaign to combat the climate change that is transforming the planet. [6:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.; www.billmckibben.com]

Ebola fears: The International Forum discusses "Responding to Ebola: Can it be Stopped?" [6:30 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Survivors: Female writers share stories of survival, from the doctor's office to war zones, in "Whatever Doesn't Kill You," presented as part of the Litquake literary festival. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Loma Prieta quake: "The Day the World Series Stopped," which documents Game 3 of the 1989 World Series and the deadly quake that interrupted it, screens. Director Jon Leonoudakis leads a discussion after the film. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Documentary: "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community" screens as part of the Climate Action Forum Film Series. [4 p.m., J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

From idea to business: Eko Devices co-founder and CEO Connor Landgraf discusses how an idea from an engineering class turned into a seed-funded startup. [5:30 p.m., UCSF, 530 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Housing for teachers: A housing workshop informs teachers about programs that can help them buy homes. Speakers include teacher-Realtor Dennis Yang. [5 p.m., Washington High School, 600 32nd Ave., S.F.]

Arabic films: "Fevers" (7 p.m.) and "The Lost Dream" (9 p.m.) are screening as part of the 18th annual Arab Film Festival. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; aff2014.arabfilmfestival.org ]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Chris Garcia, known from "This American Life" on NPR, performs. [8 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

First pitch: Funny people pitch crazy ideas for movies -- with storyboards, theme songs, etc. -- in Lost Weekend Video's Cinecave. [8 p.m., 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Music festival

The Culture Collide festival kicks off its two-day run with Tacocat and dozens of other bands performing around San Francisco; a $23.73 festival pass is good for all events. [Various times and venues; www.culturecollide.com]

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