The Polyphonic Spree comes to town 

click to enlarge Orchestral rock: The Polyphonic Spree brings its “You & Me” tour to town. “What Would You Do?” is the new single by the symphonic and psychedelic pop group. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Orchestral rock: The Polyphonic Spree brings its “You & Me” tour to town. “What Would You Do?” is the new single by the symphonic and psychedelic pop group.

Who’s in town

Christopher Moore:
The comic-fantasy novelist talks about “Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D’Art.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lectures

Wine science:
Wine-world notables Kermit Lynch and Randall Grahm, in conversation with wine expert Karen MacNeil, talk about the science of wine. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

‘The Sharing Economy’: Speakers discuss a new collaborative economy in which access trumps ownership and individuals can turn underutilized assets into capital and community connections. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Moshe Kasher: The comedian and author of “Kasher in the Rye” talks about his unusual childhood and his whirlwind tour of drug addiction, gangs and being put on lockdown. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Playful design:
Dutch graphic designer Parra, known for his postpop style and playful imagery, takes part in a conversation at the SFMOMA, where an exhibition of his work is on view. [Noon, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Literary events

Three poets:
Jane Hirshfield (“Come, Thief”), Mira Rosenthal (“The Local World”) and Ryan Teitman (“Litany for the City”) read their poetry. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Cheryl Strayed: The essayist and novelist talks about “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Iain Boal:
The editor and social historian, who is associated with the Retort collective, launches “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Careers in aging:
Aging-issues panel discusses gerontology-related careers. [5 p.m., McLaren Hall 250, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

At the public library

Taiwan exhibit:
“Why Taiwan Matters,” a panel exhibition, explores the vitality and creativity that can be seen in all aspects of modern Taiwan. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Chinese Center, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

‘Toddler Tales’: The program features books, rhymes, music and movement for ages 18 to 36 months. [10:15 a.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Orchestral rock:
The Polyphonic Spree brings its “You & Me” tour to town. “What Would You Do?” is the new single by the symphonic and psychedelic pop group. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Comedian Jill Bourque hosts “Jillarious Tuesdays,” a weekly stand-up show featuring local comics. Kevin Camia is tonight’s scheduled headliner. [7:30 p.m., Tommy T’s Showroom, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Latest ‘News’: SOMArts Cultural Center presents “The News: Fresh Queer Performance by Bay Area Artists.” April’s performers include Celeste Chan, Suwon Cho, Tessa Fleming and others. [7:30 p.m., 934 Brannan St., S.F.]

Dining out

Elite Cafe: “Untraditional New Orleans-style” barbecued shrimp is a specialty, as is the jambalaya with shrimp, andouille sausage, and duck confit. Also try the hominy-crusted catfish. [2049 Fillmore St., S.F.; (415) 673-5483]

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