Comedian Vince Royale performs at the Punch Line Comedy Club 

click to enlarge Stand-up show: Comedian Vince Royale performs. Royale has appeared in venues ranging from the Comedy Club in Los Angeles to Yankee Stadium. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Stand-up show: Comedian Vince Royale performs. Royale has appeared in venues ranging from the Comedy Club in Los Angeles to Yankee Stadium. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Who’s in town

Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci presents “Smile,” her show featuring songs she selected for their uplifting qualities. [7:30 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Lectures

Jose Fernandez: The U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs discusses U.S. policy on economic sanctions. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Kurt Andersen: The culture critic appears in conversation with San Francisco Magazine editor Jon Steinberg. “True Believers” is Andersen’s new novel. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Philip P. Choy: The architect and pioneer in Chinese-American studies celebrates the release of “San Francisco

Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Steve Lafler: The graphic novel creator presents “Menage a Bughouse.” [7 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Book discussion: The Classics I Forgot to Read Book Club discusses “Ivanhoe” by Walter Scott. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Philip Gourevitch: The New Yorker writer, who has written extensively on human rights issues, speaks at Stanford’s human rights lecture series. [7 p.m., Auditorium 200, Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford University, 300 Serra Mall, Stanford]

Admissions meeting: The session provides details about degree programs for working adults. Bring transcripts from higher-education institutions previously attended. [Noon, Room 6210, Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., S.F.]

At the public library

Radar Reading series: Emerging and underground writers present their work. July’s program features Dawn Robinson, Nomy Lam, host Michelle Tea and others. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Astronomy program: “Size and Scale of the Universe” is the theme of a family-oriented program presented by astrophysicist Kevin Manning. [7 p.m., Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., S.F.]

Stand-up show

Comedian Vince Royale performs. Royale has appeared in venues ranging from the Comedy Club in Los Angeles to Yankee Stadium. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Local activities

In the swing: Swing in the Square hosts its monthly swing dance event in Union Square. DJ music, dance lessons and open dancing make up the evening. Slim Jenkins supplies live music. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Bollywood bash: The Conservatory of Flowers hosts Bollywood Nights, an evening of Indian culture, food, music and dancing. Guests include Non Stop Bhangra. [6 to 10 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Summer music: People in Plazas, a series that presents free concerts in downtown San Francisco, welcomes Shabang, a reggae act, today. [Noon, 525 Market St., S.F.]

Americana music: The Americana-rock duo Alberta Cross performs at the Independent. “Songs of Patience” is the Brooklyn-based pair’s new album. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Royal Exchange: Popular items include the “Blue Chip Burgers.” Selections include “Bear Market,” “Bull Market,” turkey, and portobello burgers and “The Works.” [301 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 956-1710]

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