June 10: Flotsam and Jetsam and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Michael Deibert shares true stories of the American drug war’s deadly impact on Mexico in a reading from his new book, “In the Shadow of Saint Death.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]


Community discussion: Katie Albright of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center and Martha Ryan of the Homeless Prenatal Program will lead “A Conversation about Creating A Community That Protects One Another.” [6:30 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Saucy stories: The Shipwreck Literary Erotic Fanfiction Competition is visiting George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” this month, pitting six scribes against each other to see who can pen the purplest prose. The $10 ticket price includes an open bar. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/722395]

Stranger fiction: The Recommended by a Stranger Book Club will discuss “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame]

Kitchen intrigue: Best-selling author Jervey Tervalon presents his latest book, “Monster’s Chef,” a tale of sex, drugs and cookery. Tervalon’s books include “Dead Above Ground” and “Understanding This.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.]

At the public library

Thursdays@Noon Movie: Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak star in “My Pal Joey,” a 1957 Rogers and Hart musical about a conniving cad and a rich widow. Scenes were shot at San Francisco’s Spreckels Mansion, now home to author Danielle Steele. [Noon, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Code Camp For Teens: The free session helps youths ages 11-18 learn basic coding and how to set up their own personal websites. [4:30-6 p.m., Main Library, Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; for details, email contact richard.le@sfpl.org or call (415) 557-4599]

Researching your building: The San Francisco History Center shows interested residents how they can learn more about the buildings they live in, from construction dates to previous owners. [6 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Thrash-metal legends

Flotsam and Jetsam shred up Slim’s tonight, aided and abetted by openers Exmortus and San Francisco’s Hatchet. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]

Local activities

Native sons: R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, originally from Oakland, performs at Yoshi’s today and Friday. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Rock show: Identical Homes, featuring Daniel McKenzie of The Rum Diary, plays at Hemlock Tavern to promote its latest album, “A.Hydrophelia.” Skyscraper Mori and Safeword are also on the bill. [9 p.m., 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

Outdoor concert: Latin jazz group Manteca performs as part of the People in Plazas concert series. [Noon, 303 Second St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Doug Benson, who has appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and “Super High Me,” comes to San Francisco. His latest comedy album is “Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun” [8 p.m. Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Music at the library: Folk musician Steve Eulberg plays the dulcimer and more in a free evening concert. [7 p.m., Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Comedy show: Stand-up comedian Dan St. Germain has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and MTV’s “Guy Code,” and he’s also written for The Onion and Funny or Die. Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Ronn Vigh are also on the bill. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

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