Comedians Rex Navarrete and Brian Copeland appear in a comedy show benefiting the Hope Flight Foundation 

click to enlarge Humor and hope: Comedians Rex Navarrete and Brian Copeland appear in “A Night of Hopeful Laughter,” a comedy show benefiting the Hope Flight Foundation. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Humor and hope: Comedians Rex Navarrete and Brian Copeland appear in “A Night of Hopeful Laughter,” a comedy show benefiting the Hope Flight Foundation. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Who’s in town

Rock singer Donna Jean Godchaux, the only woman ever officially billed as a member of the Grateful Dead, performs with her band. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Lectures

Immigration debate: A diverse panel discusses immigration in the United States in 2012. Speakers include United Farm Workers president Arturo S. Rodriguez. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club,
595 Market St., S.F.]

‘Estate Planning in Film’: Attorney John E. O’Grady addresses estate-planning questions raised in the film “A Thousand Acres,” a retelling of “King Lear.” [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

LaborFest: The labor festival presents a discussion about how International Longshore and Warehouse Union members in San Francisco battled apartheid in South Africa. [7 p.m., ILWU Local 10, 400 Northpoint St., S.F.]

Literary events

Gilles Verlant: The French music journalist celebrates the release of “Gainsbourg: The Biography.” The evening is part of Litquake’s Epicenter reading series. [7 p.m., Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Travel book: Editor Lavinia Spalding and contributors present “The Best Women’s Travel Writing,
Volume 8.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Tim Gee: The author and activist talks about “Counterpower: Making Change Happen.” [7 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

Dinah Sanders: The blogger and productivity coach talks about “Discardia.” [7 p.m., Books Inc.,
601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Stanford Jazz Festival: Paul Beaudry and Pathways, a jazz and blues quartet, perform a concert of adaptations and original compositions. [7:30 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford]

At the public library

Zoo animals: The San Francisco Zoo’s Zoomobile brings live zoo animals to the library. [2 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St., S.F.]

Movie screening: “Bullitt,” directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset and the streets of San Francisco, is the feature attraction. [6 p.m., Merced Branch, 155 Winston Drive, S.F.]

Humor and hope: Comedians Rex Navarrete and Brian Copeland appear in “A Night of Hopeful Laughter,” a comedy show benefiting the Hope Flight Foundation. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Round-table lunacy: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the British comedy troupe’s 1975 cinematic send-up of the Middle Ages, is screening at the Lumiere Theatre. [5:55 and 8 p.m., 1572 California St., S.F.]

Community dancing: Redwood City’s Dancing on the Square series presents an evening of tango dancing, with instruction provided. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Midday music: Noontime Concerts welcomes the Cypress String Quartet. Dvorak is on the program. [12:30 p.m., Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California St., S.F.]

Dining Out

One Market Restaurant: Recent dishes include beet carpaccio with radishes, chevre, and sherry vinaigrette; and Alaskan king salmon with spring-garlic vinaigrette. Available through July. [1 Market St., S.F.; (415) 777-5577]

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