Kacey Johansing and Ash Reiter co-headline evening at Cafe Du Nord 

click to enlarge Indie-folk singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing and the indie-pop band Ash Reiter, above, co-headline an evening at Cafe Du Nord. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Indie-folk singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing and the indie-pop band Ash Reiter, above, co-headline an evening at Cafe Du Nord.

Who’s in town

Comedian Paul Mecurio, seen on “Comedy Central Presents” and “The Daily Show,” performs at the Punch Line. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Marc Shaffer:
The filmmaker screens his documentary “Gang War USA” and examines the policy of deporting gang members as a strategy to curb transnational gang threats. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

‘Not-So-Corporate Campus’: Panel discusses the future of the corporate campus. Speakers include Alexa Arena from the 5M Project and Forest City. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Jennifer Reese:
The journalist talks about “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn’t Make From Scratch.” [6 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Book discussion: Humanities West presents a discussion of the book “Ming China 1368-1644: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire,” by John Dardess. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Jack Norris: The Vegan Outreach president talks about “Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

At the colleges

Richard White:
The historian talks about his new book, “Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.” [7:30 p.m., Stanford University, School of Education, Cubberley Auditorium,  485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

School of education: USF’s School of Education hosts an overview of its programs. The evening includes a special organizationand-leadership session. [6 p.m., USF, SOE, Rooms 101, 102, and 103, 2350 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

At the libraries

Radar Reading:
Joshua Mohr, Bill Basque, Alice Bag and Ishmael Reed with daughter Tennessee Reed read from their work. Michelle Tea hosts the event. [6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local history:
Woody LaBounty, founder of the Western Neighborhoods Project, discusses the Wild West history of San Francisco’s Lake Merced area. [7 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Local activities

Composer spotlight:
Meridian Music hosts a “Composers in Performance” evening with Joe Lasqo. Indo-modernist and Neo-Gaku pieces are on the slate. [7:30 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., S.F.]

Textile arts: The de Young Museum presents “The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights From the McCoy Jones Collection,” an exhibit featuring a selection from a world-class collection of Anatolian flat-woven kilims. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

Independence day: Indie-folk singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing and the indie-pop band Ash Reiter co-headline an evening at Cafe Du Nord. [9:30 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

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