Anna Seregina performs at the Punch Line Comedy Club

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Hammer and chuckle:“A Lot in Communism Tour” features comedians born in the former Soviet Union. Daniel Kinno
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Who’s in town

Kyrgyzstan-born, New York-based jazz piano virtuoso Eldar performs at Yoshi’s. “Three Stories” is his latest album. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Lectures

Marty Nemko: The career coach and radio host gives a talk titled “Not-Obvious Things Every Career-Minded Person Must Know in 2013 and Beyond.” [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

John Santos: The musician and historian launches an eight-week lecture series exploring the origins, evolution and relevance of Puerto Rican music. [7 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Supportive housing: Speakers discuss supportive housing programs in the Bay Area and their effectiveness in addressing homelessness. [12:30 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary events

Book group: The San Francisco Travel Book Club discusses “Life Is a Trip” by Judith Fein. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: The double bill features jazz and indie vocalists Gretchen Parlato and Sasha Dobson. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Nursing program: University of San Francisco nursing school hosts an informational meeting for students seeking to transfer. [4 p.m., USF, Lone Mountain; go to Room 203, then to Room 216; 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

At the public library

Film screening: “Shadow of the Thin Man” (1941), a Nick and Nora mystery starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, is the feature attraction. [5 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St., S.F.]

Teen Computer Corps: Teen volunteers help those with technology troubles with Kindles, email, laptops, tablets, cellphones, digital cameras and electronic gadgets. [3:30 to 5 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F.]

Film

Noir cinema: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) and “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950), both directed by John Huston, screen at the Castro Theatre. [“Maltese” at 2:30 and 7 p.m.; “Asphalt” at 4:30 and 9 p.m.; 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Hammer and chuckle

“A Lot in Communism Tour” features comedians born in the former Soviet Union. Daniel Kinno, Vladimir Khlynin and Anna Seregina perform. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Local activities

Summer music: People in Plazas, a series that presents free concerts in plazas and courtyards in downtown San Francisco, welcomes blues artist Pat Wilder. [Noon, 50 Fremont St., S.F.]

Art exhibition: Faculty artists from Sharon Art Studio display their work in an exhibition on view at Flax Art and Design throughout August. [9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1699 Market St., S.F.]

Dance showcase: The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance’s summer series presents “No Hero,” a study of our nation’s diversity, by the Foundry. A solo performed by Bobbi Jene Smith completes the bill. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Underground rock: Felsen, an indie-rock act from Oakland, hosts the three-night SF Underground Music Fest, which begins today. Tom Luce, Annie Bacon and Jay Trainer also perform. [8 p.m., 50 Mason Social House, 50 Mason St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Nob Hill Grille: Creative American fare is on the menu. Entrees include baby back ribs with a signature barbecue sauce; and pot pie with chicken breast. Burgers also are available. [969 Hyde St., S.F.; (415) 474-5985]

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