June 8: Steely Dan and other SF events 

Who’s in town

Singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco performs songs from his latest record, “Salad Days,” in a sold-out show. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Dark issues, light evening: Economist and humorist Yoram Bauman, author of “The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change,” and storyteller Jonah Sachs talk about global warming. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Jane Austen: The Miss Jane Austen Book Club discusses the literary legend’s “Mansfield Park.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Beyond sustainable seafood: Paul Greenberg speaks about his book “American Catch,” including the decline of the American seafood industry and rise in foreign imports. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the public library

Online marketing tools: Marketing consultant Linda Lam shows how to use social media and other online tools to promote small businesses. [10 a.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Parenting group: Japanese-language support group is for new parents hoping to share the culture with their children. The session includes storytime for children [12:15-2:45 p.m., Western Addition Branch, 1550 Scott St., S.F.]

Cute-ugly and ugly-ugly crafts: Youths 6 to 18 are invited to take the Mighty Ugly Craft Challenge. Materials will be supplied, but participants can bring in ugly supplies as well. [4:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]

Movie night: A Reno lounge singer (Whoopi Goldberg) takes on a new identity as a nun after witnessing a mob murder in “Sister Act.” The 1992 movie was filmed at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Noe Valley. [6:30 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

So wrong: Now in its final weeks at the San Francisco Art Institute, “Wrong’s What I Do Best” allows artists to revel in their most playfully unrestrained and sometimes destructive urges. [11 a.m.–7 p.m., Walter and McBean Galleries, 800 Chestnut Street, S.F.]

Classic rockers

Rock and Roll Hame of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are bringing Steely Dan’s “Jamalot Ever After” tour to the Bay Area today and Wednesday at the Mountain Winery. [7:30 p.m., 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]


Humanitarian happy hour: The Long Now Foundation, which encourages long-term thinking in a shortsighted era, shares information about its mission and project at The Interval, the foundation's cocktail bar. [6 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Proudly Geeky comedy: Local comic Casey Ley and the rest of the Avengers of Comedy celebrate and mock geek culture for the nerdy and non-nerdy alike. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F]

Rhythm and Motion Dance Workout: ODC Dance Commons presents a workout class tapping the rhythms of hip-hop, jazz and Latin dance. Classes are taught by Bay Area choreographers and dancers. [6-9 p.m., 3543 18th St., Suite 8, S.F.; www.rhythmandmotion.com]

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