As part of the National Queer Arts Festival, graphic artist and memoirist Alison Bechdel is speaking at Michelle Tea's Radar Reading Series at the SF Public Library tonight! We've been huge fans of Bechdel's for, like 10 years now (we're latecomers -- she's been drawing the strip since 1987), and her first graphic novel, Fun Home, about her relationship with her closeted gay father totally blew our mind with its psychoanalytical depth. Graphic artist Ariel Schrag, whom we also love, is speaking too. Koret Auditorium at the Main Library (100 Larkin x Grove), 6 p.m.
--The Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition is sponsoring a panel discussion about how "greedy developers and sell-out politicians have been scheming throughout urban history to put down and force out working-class African-American, Immigrant, and Indigenous communities from San Francisco." 7:30 p.m. at Modern Times (888 Valencia, x 20th).
--An Egyptologist is speaking at Herbst Theater for City Arts and Lectures. Egyptology is totally the career we would tell people we were in if we were the sort of person who lied to people on airplanes when they ask us what we do. 8 p.m., $25, 401 Van Ness (x McAllister).
Panels from Alison Bechdel's Fun Home.Dykes to Watch Out For