Pistolera celebrates new release at San Francisco’s Elbo Room 

Who’s in town

Rhys Darby
, the comedian and New Zealander whose credits include the role of Murray on HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” performs a standup show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


‘The Arab Spring’:
Observers who have traveled throughout North Africa and the Middle East share their thoughts on the enormous changes coursing through the region. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

U.S.-Pakistan relations: Observers discuss recent events in Pakistan and what they mean for the future of the South Asian power and for U.S. foreign policy in the region. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

William C. Rempel:
The investigative reporter discusses “At the Devil’s Table,” a nonfiction thriller about the plot to assassinate drug lord Pablo Escobar. [7 p.m., “M” is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Doug Edwards: Google’s first director of marketing and brand management discusses “I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59.” [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Sam Park: The novelist talks about “This Burns My Heart.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

History: Author and historian Larry Shoup talks about “Rulers and Rebels: A People’s History of California 1769-1901.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Poetry night: Poets Michael Koch and Willie Lizarraga read from their work. An open-mike session follows. [7 p.m., Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Jazz duo:
Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola, leaders in the early-1990s Bay Area acid-jazz scene, perform as a duo. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University]

At the public library

Job-seekers lab:
Computers are available for creating or updating your résumé, preparing applications and searching online. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Latin band:
Pistolera, a band from New York City with a rock and Latin sound, performs a show celebrating its new CD, “El Desierto y La Ciudad” (“The Desert and the City”). [9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., S.F.]

All about evil: “Touch of Evil” (1958) — Orson Welles’ film noir about a Mexican lawman, his new wife and a corrupt police captain — screens at the Red Vic Movie House. [7 and 9:20 p.m., 1727 Haight St., S.F.]

Irish musician: Liam O’Maonlai, a popular rock and traditional musician from Ireland, performs at Cafe Du Nord. O’Maonlai is best known as a member of the rock band Hothouse Flowers. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Dining out

Presidio Social Club:
Chef Ray Tang’s menu includes three-course weeknight dinners ($25), and house-made sausage served with summer couscous with harissa yogurt is the entree Mondays. A butter-lettuce salad leads off the meal. Dessert is white-peach sorbet. [Building 563, Ruger Street, S.F., (415) 885-1888]

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