Mixologist Charlotte Voisey hosts ‘When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba’ 


Comedian Natasha Leggero, whose credits include "Chelsea Lately," "Ugly Americans” and "Reno 911," performs a stand-up show. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Golden Gate Park:
Supporters, neighbors and members of organizations seeking to protect Golden Gate Park from plans of privatization and industrial development speak. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

History talk: The Presidio Trust launches "Contemporary Historians at the Presidio," a lecture series. Today's talk: "Global Historic Preservation Now" with professor Frank G. Matero. [7 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, S.F.]

Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi: The authors of "Wherever There's a Fight" present images of places where civil-liberties battles were fought. [7:30 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]


Gary Shteyngart:
The Russia-born novelist, whose latest book is "Super Sad True Love Story," appears in conversation. City Arts and Lectures presents the talk. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dan Clowes: The writer and cartoonist celebrates the release of "Mr. Wonderful." [7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lynn A. Bonfield: The editor joins the California Historical Society to celebrate the launch of "New England to Gold Rush California: The Journal of Alfred and Chastina W. Rix, 1849-1854." [5:30 p.m., CHS, 678 Mission St., S.F.]


Lectures on Ukraine Series:
Charles King, a professor at Georgetown University, gives a talk titled "Odessa: Genius and Death of a City of Dreams." [5:15 p.m., Encina Hall West, Room 202, Stanford University]


Saltwater songs:
Tim Holt performs and discusses sea chanteys, whaling songs, traditional sea songs and Woody Guthrie's Columbia River songs promoting public power. [7 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Estate planning: The class provides the estate-planning basics and looks at recent changes in the law. [6:30 p.m., Glen Park Branch, 2825 Diamond St., S.F.]


Fundraising dinner:
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation hosts its 30th-anniversary dinner, a fundraiser featuring cocktails and an awards presentation. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Cocktail benefit: Mixologist Charlotte Voisey and author Philip Greene host "When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba," a benefit for the Museum of the American Cocktail. [7 p.m., Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission St., S.F.]

Epic play:
Magic Theatre presents "The Lily's Revenge," Taylor Mac's five-hour look at love, marriage and Prop. 8 via a fantastical cornucopia of theater, party and circus. [7 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Outdoor concert: Crosscut, a San Francisco band that plays vintage blues and rock, along with original music, performs in Union Square. [6 to 8 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Arizona  Diamondbacks. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

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