June 18: 'Devil Boys From Beyond' and other SF events 

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  • New Conservatory Theatre Center presents “Devil Boys From Beyond,” Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott’s drag sci-fi play about an alien invasion in swampy Florida.
Who’s in town

Comedian Mike E. Winfield, seen on “The Office” and the “Late Show With David Letterman,” performs a stand-up show. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Lectures

Mireille Schwartz: The founder and CEO of the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board discusses the evolution of food allergies and how to prevent and treat them. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Maurice Kanbar: The inventor, whose creations range from the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb to sticky Zip Notes to the first multiplex movie theater in New York, appears in conversation. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Brad Tucker: The astrophysicist speaks at the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers’ June meeting. “Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the End of the Universe” is his lecture topic. [7:30 p.m., Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F.]

Coastal management: Speakers discuss the implementation and impact of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a course of action designed to manage coastal erosion. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Susan Jane Gilman: The bestselling author discusses her debut novel, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Book celebration: Literary notables Bill Morgan, Joanne Kyger and Michael McClure celebrate the release of “Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words: Intimate Chronicles of a Beat Writer.” [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Tom Spanbauer: The novelist and Dangerous Writing founder talks about “I Loved You More.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Hearing loss: Speakers discuss research that Stanford experts are conducting to cure hearing loss. [5:30 p.m., Paul and Mildred Berg Hall, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Stanford; RSVP: vanny@stanford.edu or (650) 725-0814]

At the public library

Lesbian marriage: Authors Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal present “Lesbian Marriage: A Sex Survival Kit.” [6 p.m., Main Library, James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local history: Chris Carlsson and Bob Isaacson, from the Mission Creek Conservancy, provide a visual cruise through the industrial and watery past of San Francisco’s Mission Bay area. [6 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

Sci-fi comedy

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents “Devil Boys From Beyond,” Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott’s drag sci-fi play about an alien invasion in swampy Florida. [8 p.m., NCTC, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Geeky gathering: Nerd Night, a beer-and-brainpower gathering, presents its June show. Ghost signs, skull evolution and talking computers are the lecture topics. [7 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Atlas makers: Four contemporary atlas producers, whose work infuses the traditional atlas with social criticism and personal perspective, speak. [6 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.; RSVP: reserve@exploratorium.edu or (415) 528-4444]

Jazz and beyond: Singer Jose James, whose vocals blend modern jazz with R&B, Moroccan Gnawa, hip-hop and gospel styles, performs material from his new album, “While You Were Sleeping.” [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Roy’s: Hawaiian fusion cuisine is on the menu. The misoyaki “butterfish” is recommended today. Alaskan black cod, baby bok choy and furikake rice make up this signature dish. [575 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 777-0277]

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