Comedian Bamford comes to the Punch Line 

Who's in town

Comedian: Maria Bamford, from “The Comedians of Comedy Tour,” performs at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Transportation plan: San Francisco County Transportation Authority officials discuss San Francisco’s 25-year transportation plan and related funding issues. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Cosmic comic: Swami Beyondananda, the author, humorist and workshop leader also known as Steve Bhaerman, gives a presentation and answers audience questions. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Joe Yonan: The award-winning food editor of the Washington Post talks about “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Poets Ed Coletti and Kevin Killian read from their work. An open-mic session follows. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Book talk: The Commonwealth Club hosts a discussion of the satirical novel “The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano performs with friends. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University]

Public-health program: USF provides an overview of its Master of Public Health program, designed for both RNs and non-nurses interested in leader and practitioner roles in public health. [4 p.m. USF, Lone Mountain Room 203, S.F.]

At the public library

‘First Monday Movies’: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946), directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garner, is the featured film. [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Older Writers Laboratory: Poetry-writing group welcomes senior citizens. [3:30 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Rock band: Blues Traveler performs at Yoshi’s. The Grammy-winning rock band is known for its improvisational live shows and for hit singles such as “Run-Around” and “Hook.” [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Solo play: Writer-performer Aileen Clark presents “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lost My Virginity,” her one-woman play. The evening’s proceeds benefit the show’s future production. [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Community concert: Redwood City’s Jazz on Main series presents “Pamela Rose’s B-3 Organ Party.” [6 to 8 p.m., stage at Main Street, downtown Redwood City]

Baseball game: The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Double feature: “Now, Voyager” (1942) and “Dark Victory” (1939), both starring Bette Davis, screen at the Castro Theatre as part of the series “Legendary Composer: Max Steiner.” [429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]

Dining out

Palio d’Asti: Chef Dan Scherotter is featuring a three-course “Head to Tailfin” tuna menu throughout the summer. Dishes, made with sustainable local albacore, include couscous with tuna ragout; a duet of tuna, served sashimi-style and with sweet-and-sour sauce; and an entree of grilled albacore loin, served with summer squashes, fried capers and olives. [640 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 395-9800]

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