MADtv comedian performs in San Francisco 


Who's in town

Comedian: Anjelah Johnson, seen on “MADtv” and at numerous comedy clubs, performs a standup show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Mara Hvistendahl: The journalist talks about the worldwide practice of selective-sex abortion and how the West bears responsibility for the world’s “missing women.” [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

David Eagleman: The neuroscientist discusses breakthroughs in our understanding of brain function and the workings of the subconscious mind. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Peter Lovesey: The whodunit novelist talks about “Stagestruck.” [7 p.m., “M” is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

LGBT publishing: Manic D Press showcase salutes San Francisco Pride. Literary notables Daphne Gottlieb, Larry-Bob Roberts, Lynn Breedlove and Alvin Orloff take part. [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

David Meltzer: The Beat poet reads new work, joined by poet Julie Rogers. “When I Was a Poet” is Meltzer’s new volume. [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Two authors: David Pratt (“Bob the Book”) and Felice Picano (“True Stories”) read from their books and converse. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Book arts: Cantor Arts Center presents the exhibit “The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses.” [11 a.m. to 8 p.m., tours at 12:15 p.m., Palm Drive at Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford University]

At the public library

Energy savings: Speakers from SF Environment talk about Whole Home Performance and how homeowners can receive up to $7,000 for energy upgrades. [6:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Singer-songwriter: San Francisco’s Meklit Hadero performs at The Independent. Her influences include jazz, soul, hip-hop and art rock, along with folk traditions from her forebears’ East African home. [8 p.m., 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Pride night: “NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences presents “A Truly Fabulous NightLife,” celebrating San Francisco Pride Weekend. Guests include drag superstar Heklina. [6 to 10 p.m., 50 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Guitar star: Rock, blues and folk guitarist Jorma Kaukonen performs at The Fillmore. Singer-songwriter David Bromberg shares the bill. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Local history: Pasados del Presidio presents “Around the Campfire With Anza,” a living-history event commemorating “San Francisco’s birthday” and the founding of the Presidio. [7 p.m., Rob Hill Campground, Presidio, S.F.]


Dining out

Ahn Sushi and Soju: This sushi and soju bar serves Japanese and Korean fare — small plates, soups, stews, rolls,  ramen, barbecue plates and drinks served “in fruit.” Chef John Lee recommends the “fire crackers,” a specialty sushi roll. The dish includes shrimp tempura, spicy aioli, avocado, seared albacore, spicy garlic sauce and scallions. [177 Eddy St., S.F., (415) 929-1118]

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