May 7: Lila Rose, Jimbo the Clown and more 

click to enlarge A CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album, “WE.ANIMALS,” which showcases electronic elements and the Toronto-born singer’s powerful vocals. [7 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • A CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album, “WE.ANIMALS,” which showcases electronic elements and the Toronto-born singer’s powerful vocals. [7 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]
Who’s in town

Grammy winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are performing their new album, “The Traveling Kind,” in its entirety followed by their greatest hits. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Lectures

Labor talk: Dave Regan, president of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, discusses issues facing workers in the health industry and beyond. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Inside Cuba: U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, who has met with both Fidel and Raul Castro, and other panelists discuss the future of Cuba-U.S. relations. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Big issues: James Tracy reads from his books “Dispatches Against Displacement” and “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Pop mystery: Catie Disabato’s debut novel, “The Ghost Network,” follows the mysterious disappearance of an insanely famous pop singer. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Noir fiction: Writer Jim Nisbet is reading from his latest hard-boiled tale, “The Price of the Ticket,” which is being released in paperback. [6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. reading, City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Mary verse: Kelly Gemmill, Abbigail Baldys and other students from the St. Mary’s College poetry department are reading from their work. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Saucy stories: Shipwreck, a monthly literary erotic fan-fiction contest, is pouncing on Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” A $10 cover charge includes an open bar. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Clowning around: Jimbo the Clown is providing some colorful comedy. [10:30 a.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Poetry session: Prageeta Sharma and Thomas Devaney are reading from their poetry. [4:30 p.m., Poetry Center, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Furniture sale: Move Loot, which helps people buy secondhand furniture or sell their own pieces, is holding a massive warehouse sale as it prepares to move to a larger location. [3-7 p.m., Move Loot Headquarters, 888 Tennessee St., S.F.; moveloot.com/events/30]

Stand-up comedy: Tom Papa, who has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” has an hourlong comedy special available on Netflix. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comic night: “Comics 4 Comix” features comedians such as Dash Kwiatkowski, Joe Klocek and Jesse McGrath as well as food, drinks and art auctions. [8 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Rock show: A CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album, “WE.ANIMALS,” which showcases electronic elements and the Toronto-born singer’s powerful vocals. [7 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Events

Major journey: Colette Lafia shares her spiritual journey and her unlikely friendship with a silent monk at Abbey of Gethsemani in “Seeking Surrender.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Crafting for grown-ups: Try out a crafting project while enjoying some wine and good company. [7 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

NightLife: Dancing is the theme of this week’s NightLife at the Academy, featuring line-dancing classes, a performance by ODC/Dance, a lecture about peacock spiders’ smooth mating dance and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Comedy showcase: Dan Cummins, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and his own hourlong Comedy Central special, is headlining a comedy bill that also includes Sal Calanni and Shane Rogers. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Being Frank: Singer-songwriter Bob Frank, whose self-titled 1972 debut album has recently been rediscovered, has a distinctive acid-folk sound. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]

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