Comedian Joe Bartnick performs a stand-up at the Punch Line 

click to enlarge CD recording: Comedian Joe Bartnick performs a stand-up show, which is slated to be recorded for a live CD. Bartnick’s credits include the “Comedy Central Live” tour. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • CD recording: Comedian Joe Bartnick performs a stand-up show, which is slated to be recorded for a live CD. Bartnick’s credits include the “Comedy Central Live” tour.

Who’s in town

Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers, touring in support of her latest album, “Storybook,” performs at Slim’s. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]

Lectures

Future jobs:
Speakers discuss the jobs of the future and how leading startups and venture funders are preparing and providing for them. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Arts careers: Arts industry leaders talk about changing opportunities in the arts world and discuss the quality of skills they seek when hiring artists and administrators. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Local history: The San Mateo County History Museum hosts a short course on the county’s history. Speakers include columnist Joan Levy. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City; registration (required): (650) 299-0104]

Literary events

Judith White:
The author, linguist and educator talks about “The Seventh Etching,” her debut novel. [5:30 p.m., My Dutch Bike, 575 Market St., S.F.]

Book group: The Women We Want to Lunch With Book Club discusses “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 3515 California St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art show:
“Serenity: Air,” a group art show focusing on the atmosphere, air, clouds and daytime sky as object, inspiration and environment, is on view at the UC San Francisco Women’s Health Center. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2356 Sutter St., S.F.]

At the public library

Retirement planning:
Cristina Collazo, from the U.S. Department of Labor, helps take the mystery out of retirement planning. [6 p.m.,  Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Lightening the load: Dinah Sanders, author of “Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff,” talks about reducing your load of things that bring you neither utility nor joy. [7 p.m., Anza Branch, 550 37th Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

CD recording:
Comedian Joe Bartnick performs a stand-up show, which is slated to be recorded for a live CD. Bartnick’s credits include the “Comedy Central Live” tour. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series hosts an evening of community dancing, with instruction. Featured dance form: the cha-cha. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Midday music:
Noontime Concerts presents a Piano Month program. Pianist Brian Connor performs works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Dude day afternoon:
The Contemporary Jewish Museum screens the Coen brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” in conjunction with CJM’s Free First Tuesdays program. Jeff Bridges stars as the Dude. [2 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Gala benefit: The California Historical Society hosts its 2012 “Legends of California” gala fundraiser. The event honors U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi. [6 to 9 p.m., CHS, 678 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 357-1848, ext. 215]

Dining out

Firefly Restaurant:
“Fried Chicken Tuesday,” is a favorite feature among diners. The meal includes half a chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, a biscuit, and a seasonal green. [4288 24th St., S.F.; (415) 821-7652]

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