September 18: 'Geezer' and other S.F. events 

click to enlarge Writer-performer and physical comedian Geoff Hoyle kicks off a revival run of "Geezer," his hit solo show about growing old.
  • Writer-performer and physical comedian Geoff Hoyle kicks off a revival run of "Geezer," his hit solo show about growing old.

Who's in town

Bluesman and garage-rocker Hanni El Khatib performs to promote his latest album, "Head in the Dirt." [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., S.F.]

Lectures

Ray Mabus: The U.S. secretary of the Navy talks about his commitment to investing in alternative energy and discusses the future of fuels and energy security in the military. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Greener schools: Speakers discuss an effort underway at local public schools to inspire students to see the world through an ecological lens. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

John Long: The Vassar professor, focusing on boats and fish, discusses how evolution and physics interact to create and constrain the drive for speed. [7 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (877) 227-1831]

Gibor Basri: The astronomy professor and expert on low-mass stars speaks at the Amateur Astronomers' general meeting. His talk focuses on brown dwarf stars and spectroscopy. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Literary events

Robert Boswell: The fiction writer, conversing with author David Schweidel, talks about "Tumbledown." [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Antoine Laurain: The Paris-born novelist talks about "The President's Hat." [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Tom Kizzia: The journalist talks about "Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier." [7 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View]

At the colleges

Arts showcase: Arts-intensive students share their work in a showcase featuring performances, films, sound recordings, readings and visual material. [4 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford]

At the public library

Elder-abuse prevention: Retired nurse Arlene Jech discusses elder-abuse prevention in both nursing homes and the general community. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Brazilian dance: The program, presented by Destiny Arts, covers the traditions and techniques of Afro-Brazilian dance. [3 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

Return engagement

Writer-performer and physical comedian Geoff Hoyle kicks off a revival run of "Geezer," his hit solo show about growing old. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Local activities

Indie pop: Stars, an indie-pop band from Canada, plays at Slim's. "The North" is the group's latest album. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]

Access event: The Legion of Honor hosts an "Artful Discoveries" session, an art-viewing opportunity for people with early-stage dementia and their family members and caregivers. [2 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 750-7645]

Stand-up comedy: Jasper Redd performs at the Punch Line. "Last Call With Carson Daly," "Lopez Tonight" and "Def Comedy Jam" are some of his credits. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Padrecito: Chef Luis Contreras creates Mexican dishes at this Cole Valley spot. The chipotle chilaquiles — with duck carnitas, gypsy-pepper rajas, eggplant, torpedo onions, chipotle mole and crema — are recommended. Also look for two of the most popular tacos on the menu: grilled Arctic char and goat barbacoa. [901 Cole St., S.F.; (415) 742-5505]

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