Arj Barker brings the laughs at Cobb’s 

click to enlarge Comedy benefit: Comedians Marc Maron and Arj Barker, above, appear in a night of stand-up comedy, a fundraiser for San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control shelter. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Comedy benefit: Comedians Marc Maron and Arj Barker, above, appear in a night of stand-up comedy, a fundraiser for San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control shelter.

Who’s in town

Best-selling fantasy-fiction author R.A. Salvatore talks about his new novel, “Charon’s Claw,” the conclusion to his “Neverwinter Saga.” [7 p.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park]

Lectures

Michael Rossi:
The senior business adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the outlook for jobs in California. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

John Santos: The musician continues his lecture series exploring Puerto Rican music. Musica jibara, a rural musical expression with Spanish-Islamic roots, is today’s topic. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Melanie Gideon:
The best-selling author of the memoir “The Slippery Year” talks about her new novel, “Wife 22.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Poetry night: “Alley Cat Poets” read from their works. Lorna Dee Cervantes is the featured poet. Cherie Moraga and Sharon Doubiago round out the bill. [6 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Beth Bernstein: The author and jewelry designer talks about “My Charmed Life.” [6 p.m., Manika Jewelry, 11 Maiden Lane, S.F.]

At the colleges

Farmers market:
The weekly market features fresh, seasonal and local produce. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACC Breezeway, UC San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Bridge suicides:
John Bateson, author of “The Final Leap,” discusses Golden Gate Bridge suicides and the arguments for and against a suicide barrier. [6:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Green documentary: The program features “Minds in the Water,” a documentary film about surfer Dave Rastovich’s quest to protect dolphins, whales and oceans. [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Movies

Double Bogie:
“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (2:30 and 7 p.m.)and “Key Largo” (4:55 and 9:25 p.m.), both directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, screen at the Castro Theatre. [429 Castro St., S.F.]

Dance

Community salsa:
Salsa in the Square, a community dance party, takes place in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Local activities

Comedy benefit:
Comedians Marc Maron and Arj Barker appear in a night of stand-up comedy, a fundraiser for San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control shelter. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Harp concert: Three emerging harpists perform in “Festival of Harps: Next Generation,” a concert benefiting harp lesson programs for Hispanic youths. [7 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Welsh band: Lostprophets, a Welsh rock and alternative-metal ban and a top-selling musical act in the United Kingdom, performs at Slim’s. “Weapons” is the band’s latest album. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]

Gallery show: “Microblast,” feauring paintings by Jet Martinez and Kelly Ording, opens with a reception. [7 p.m., Project One Gallery, 251 Rhode Island St., S.F.]

Dining out

Millennium:
Seared chickpea panisse, a new appetizer, is recommended today. The dish includes charred-eggplant puree, currant and carrot salad, mint-pistachio pesto and roasted artichoke. [580 Geary St., S.F. (415) 345-3900]

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