Shabana Rehman among performers at The Women on the Way Festival 

Person in town

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, appearing with his ensemble, performs at Yoshi’s. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Paul Goldberger:
The New Yorker magazine architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer appears in conversation with Calvin Trillin. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Global town hall: The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Forum holds its monthly discussion. “Global Happiness and Public Policy” is the topic. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Tom Rachman:
The novelist reads from “The Imperfectionists.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Sara Houghteling: The novelist and educator talks about “Pictures at an Exhibition.” [7 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Steve Hockensmith: The novelist talks about “World’s Greatest Sleuth: A Holmes on the Range Mystery.” [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery bookstore, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

At the colleges

Open house:
SFSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides learning opportunities for ages 50 and up, holds an open house. [1 to 2:30 p.m., SFSU, Room 153, Creative Arts Building, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Chancellor’s Concert Series:
Violinist Kay Stern and pianist Joan Nagano perform Enescu’s “Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25.” [Noon, UCSF, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Theater exhibit:
“Here and Now: Angels in America at 20 Years,” an exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tony Kushner’s landmark play, is on view. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

Local activities

Hot and cold:
Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Fire and Ice,” an evening exploring temperature extremes. Guests include the Crucible and artist Michael Bartalos. [6 to 10 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Toasting the town:
The Commonwealth Club’s Inforum hosts the bash “I Heart SF: Addicted to Art, Food, Fashion, Music, and Hands-on-Politics.” Guest artists include W. Kamau Bell and Post:Ballet. [7 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Comedy festival:
S.F. Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, continues through Feb. 5. Today’s shows include a 25th-anniversary tribute to “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (7 p.m.). [Multiple venues,]

Femme arts: The Women on the Way Festival continues through Jan. 30. Shabana Rehman, a Muslim comedian from Norway, is among those performing today. [8 p.m., Shotwell Studios, 3252-A 19th St., S.F.; Garage, 975 Howard St., S.F.]

Dining out

Tres Agaves:
The Mexican restaurant that serves Jaliscan cuisine is hosting a “Third Thursday” distillery dinner tonight. It includes tequila tastings, a talk and a multicourse meal. Jose Cuervo, spotlighting its Platino tequila, is the featured distillery. Chef Kelvin Ott’s meal is expected to include specialty dishes. [6:30 p.m., 130 Townsend St., S.F., (415) 227-0500; RSVP:]

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