April 21: Reckless Kelly, free Armenian concert and more 

click to enlarge Rock show: Grammy-nominated Americana band Reckless Kelly, which hails from Austin, Texas, is touring to promote its eighth and latest album, “Long Night Moon.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Rock show: Grammy-nominated Americana band Reckless Kelly, which hails from Austin, Texas, is touring to promote its eighth and latest album, “Long Night Moon.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Mary Noriss, chief copy editor at the New Yorker, discusses language and the importance of copy editing in her new book, “Between You & Me.” [12:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Lecture

Tech money: Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, a partner in DFJ Venture, shares how he chooses which startups to fund. [7 p.m., Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Literary events

‘Leaving Berlin’: A young Jewish writer finds himself in a tangled web of political intrigue in the post-World War II story by Joseph Kanon. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Debut fiction: Sarah Gerard’s debut novel, “Binary Star,” follows a road-tripping woman as she battles anorexia and copes with an alcoholic, long-distance boyfriend. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Shame on everybody: New York University professor Jennifer Jacquet looks at shame’s role in maintaining civilization in “Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Banned books: Renaissance woman Michelle Tea hosts Banned Book Club: YA Edition, in which Daniel Handler, Mariko Tamaki and other writers read from young-adult books that have been banned or challenged. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Lambda finalists: Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, which honor the best in LGBT fiction, nonfiction and poetry, are reading from their work. [5:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Summer preview: Learn more about courses and seminars available as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s summer session. [3 p.m., San Francisco State University downtown campus, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Documentary screening: A free screening of “States of Grace,” which chronicles Dr. Grace Dammann’s recovery from a devastating wreck on the Golden Gate Bridge, includes an appearance by Dammann herself. [5 p.m., Cole Hall Auditorium, UC San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Art show: Christie’s presents works worth an estimated $55 million in a limited-time show of postwar and contemporary works. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., HEDGE Gallery, 501 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

Songs of peace: Singer-songwriter Sebu Simonian of the indie-pop group Capital Cities is headlining a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. [5 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Dreamy pop: Indie-pop group Sylvan Esso recorded its self-titled new album in a North Carolina bedroom. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Rock show: Grammy-nominated Americana band Reckless Kelly, which hails from Austin, Texas, is touring to promote its eighth and latest album, “Long Night Moon.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

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