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June 24: Stand-up comedy, botanical art and more

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The roots-blues rockers of Down and Outlaws are playing a single-release party for their latest song, “Lay Me Down,” from their debut album, “Above Snakes.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Who’s in town

Drexel University law professor Adam Benforado reflects on how justice gets corrupted in “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Lectures

Storytelling soiree: Contributors to Longreads.com, including Clara Jeffery of Mother Jones and journalist-illustrator Susie Cagle, are sharing stories. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.; RSVP appreciated at booksmith.com]

Literary events

Children’s story: Author Jim Averbeck reads from his book “One Word From Sophia” in a storytime session for kids. [10 a.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Fielder’s choice: A baseball outfielder recovering from an injury dives into writing — and possibly romance —in Theo Schell-Lambert’s debut novel, “The Heart of the Order.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Red Hen Press: Writers Ron Carlson, Amy Uyematsu and Dean Kostos of Red Hen Press, a small imprint in Los Angeles, are reading from their works. [7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Strange trip: A trip to Casablanca, Morocco, leads a woman into unknown adventures in Vendela Vida’s “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty.”  [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

At the library

Just dance: Instructor Alan Lau is leading free swing-dancing lessons. [4:30 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.]

Birthday party: Help celebrate the ninth anniversary of the Mission Bay Branch with live jazz music, a poetry reading and a treasure hunt for the whole family. [6 p.m., Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art exhibit: “The Secret Language of Flowers: Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950,” which showcases the art of Ukrainian artist Shmuel Lerner, ends Friday. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Local activities

Comedy showcase: Nick Stargu hosts “Pitch! Magic Edition,” featuring comedians Kathleen Auterio, Ben Feldman, Jesse Hett and more. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Ryan Sickler has appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” “Live at Gotham” and “Cubed.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

1990s flashback: San Jose’s Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tonic are playing hit tunes that hark back to the Clinton administration. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Rock show: The roots-blues rockers of Down and Outlaws are playing a single-release party for their latest song, “Lay Me Down,” from their debut album, “Above Snakes.” [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

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