Sept. 11: Patrick Lovell and other SF events 

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Who’s in town

New York comics Carly Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso of MTV’s “Girl Code” will make even hipsters feel old with their edgy stand-up comedy. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Security issues: City College of San Francisco professor Louis Schubert examines the connections between politics, the environment and national security. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Author talk: Whiting Writers Award winner Jess Row, author of “The Train to Lo Wu” and “Nobody Ever Gets Lost,” reads prose as part of UC Berkeley’s “Story Hour in the Library” series. [5 p.m., Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 101 Doe Library, Berkeley]

Coping with grief: Massachusetts author Sukey Forbes speaks about losing her 6-year-old daughter and learning to grieve in “The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

At the public library

Crafting workshop: Learn how to make traditional Mexican paper crafts. [3 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art reception: A reception marks the opening of “Javier Tellez: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth,” a solo exhibit about distorted perceptions. [7 p.m., Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Local activities

Tech festival: The three-day NewCo tech conference opens with idea sessions from local companies and organizations such as Autodesk,, ODC/Dance and Off the Grid. [9 a.m.-6 p.m., various locations; visit for details and to RSVP:]

Rock show: GRMLN celebrates the release of its dark new album, “Soon Away,” with a free show at Amoeba Music. [6 p.m., 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Bobby Lee, who was a cast member on “MADtv,” performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

NightLife: Forests are the theme of this week’s NightLife at the Academy, with tree-canopy tours, edible insects and more. Psychedelic rockers Mystic Braves and singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz provide the music. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Losing the American dream

Filmmaker Patrick Lovell — whose new documentary “Forward 13” covers the foreclosure of his own home, the Occupy Wall Street movement and dark forces undermining the American dream — speaks at a free screening of the movie. [5 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Comedy show: Roy Wood Jr. is a frequent guest star on TBS’ “Sullivan and Son” and has appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Premium Blend.” [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Outdoor movie: Mel Brooks’ “Star Wars” parody, “Spaceballs,” screens as part of the Redwood City Movies on the Square series. [7:45 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Live music: Mark Eitzel, formerly of American Music Club, headlines a bill that includes Tom Heyman and Happy Family Singers. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

New music: The South Dakota rockers (not an oxymoron) of Paradise Fears specialize in “theatrical alternative pop.” [8 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]


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