Comedian Joey "Coco" Diaz performs at Cobb's Comedy Club 

click to enlarge Comedian Joey “Coco” Diaz, known for his appearances on “My Name is Earl” and the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” performs. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Comedian Joey “Coco” Diaz, known for his appearances on “My Name is Earl” and the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” performs.

Who’s in town

Best-selling author Deborah Harkness reads from and signs copies of “Shadow of Night.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., Town and Country Village,  No. 74, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; tickets: www.booksinc.net/PaloAlto]
Lectures

Blaine Harden: The journalist and author of “Escape From Camp 14” discusses life inside North Korea. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]

Chris Hayes: The political culture expert discusses the political and social understanding behind his argument that traces the roots of our mistrust of authority to meritocracy. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Stan Yogi and Elaine Elinson: The authors of “Wherever There’s a Fight” talk about civil liberty struggles and sites in San Francisco. [6 p.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]

James M. Patell: The Stanford professor discusses Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, a course in which graduate students create solutions for challenges faced by the world’s poor.
[6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

Literary events

Lian Gouw: The novelist presents “Only a Girl.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame]
Joshua Henkin: The novelist talks about “The World Without You.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith,
1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Book group: The San Francisco Travel Book Club and Lecture Series hosts a discussion of “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Art symposium: “Diego Rivera and the Mexican Mural Movement: A Contemporary Perspective on Art and Activism,” a two-day symposium, begins. [7:30 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.; details/ RSVP: www.sfai.edu]

Farmers market: The weekly market features fresh, seasonal and local produce. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACC Breezeway, UC San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Ave., S.F.]

At the public library

Pam Peirce: The gardener and author gives a presentation titled “Getting the Most From Your Small Space San Francisco Food Garden.” [7 p.m., Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega St., S.F.]

Movie screening: “The Social Network” (2010) is the featured film. [6:30 p.m., Anza Branch,
550 37th Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Dance showcase: Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet Summer Program presents a showcase. Students perform works created by Lines faculty members and choreographers. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Stand-up show

Comedian Joey “Coco” Diaz, known for his appearances on “My Name is Earl” and the podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” performs. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Community salsa: Salsa in the Square, a community dance party, takes place in Union Square.
Featured musicians: Mazacote, an old-school salsa group led by
percussionist Louie Romero. [6 to 8 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Dining Out

Presidio Social Club: The meatloaf is recommended, served with carrots and mashed potatoes. Look for the rib-eye steak for two, with a choice of two sides. [Building 563, Ruger Street, Presidio of
San Francisco; (415) 885-1888]

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