Oct. 15: Latin rockers La Ley, star talks and more 

click to enlarge Rock show: Grammy-winning band La Ley, which formed in Chile in 1987, plays melodious country-rock music. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Rock show: Grammy-winning band La Ley, which formed in Chile in 1987, plays melodious country-rock music. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.

Who's in town

Richard Olson, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, speaks about recent setbacks in relations between the nations and hopes for the future. [Noon, World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Lectures

Public discussion: Fiona Ma, former San Francisco supervisor and state assemblywoman, leads a discussion on responsibility and civic engagement. [6:30 p.m., Women's Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

Tips for job seekers: Job-search specialist Mary Eileen Williams discusses "Ace the Interview: Critical Skills for Midlife Applicants." [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Pulp fiction: Author Monica Nolan speaks about her colorful new pulp novel, "Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady," the latest book in the Lesbian Career Girl series. [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

WWII pacifism: Steve McQuiddy discusses his book "Here on the Edge," which chronicles a camp for conscientious objectors during World War II. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Evening with Ohlone artists: A reception celebrates the exhibit "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy." [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Women in war: Female troops including "Love My Rifle More Than You" author Kayla Williams and Kristen Beck, formerly Navy SEAL Christopher Beck, discuss their experiences. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Marquez tribute: San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia and Radio Bilingue announcer Chelis López host a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author who died in April at age 87. [7 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Global beauty bias: Dr. Joanne Rondilla of Arizona State University discusses "Understanding Global Beauty and the Mixed Race Body in Cosmetics Advertising." [5 p.m., Xavier Auditorium, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Local activities

Star talk: "Storms from the Sun" is the theme of a free astronomy talk presented by San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Chris Porter, who has appeared on "Last Comic Standing" and "The Bob and Tom Show," performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Debut: German violinist Isabelle Faust makes her debut with the San Francisco Symphony tonight, performing the Britten Violin Concerto. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Rock show: Grammy-winning band La Ley, which formed in Chile in 1987, plays melodious country-rock music. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

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