Good day: Monday, June 4 

‘Saharan blues’: Concert benefits the Tuareg people of West Africa. Members of the Tidawt musical group from Niger; Markus James and the Wassonrai; Mickey Hart; and Zakir Hussain perform. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St.]

Who’s in town

Comedian, actress and activist Janeane Garofalo appears at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Stand-up comic Patton Oswalt shares the bill. [8 p.m., 444 Battery St.]

City activities

In the swing: Straits Restaurants and SINO Restaurant & Lounge host a golf tournament benefiting the Community Youth Center of San Francisco. The event also includes lunch and contests. [11 a.m., Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finley Road]

Opera salon: San Francisco Opera music director Donald Runnicles and vocalists Susan Graham and Bo Skovhus appear in a music salon. [7 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St.]

Literary events

Clare Clark: The novelist discusses "The Nature of Monsters." [7 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza]

Paul Corman-Roberts and Tinker Greene: The poets read from their work. An open-mike session follows. [7:30 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St.]


Michael Beschloss: The presidential historian, author and commentator appears in conversation. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

‘This Is Not the Life I Ordered’: Michealene Cristini Risley, Jackie Speier and Jan Yanehiro discuss their book, their experiences and their friendship. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

At the public library

Homework help: High-school volunteers assist K-7 students. [4 to 6 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St.]

‘Two-Wheelers at the Main’: Display highlights the library’s books, magazines and photos that feature motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. [All day, Main Library, wall case outside Beach Blanket Babylon Music Center]

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