Courtesy photoIndie-pop duo Sylvan Esso performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week. [8 p.m.

Courtesy photoIndie-pop duo Sylvan Esso performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week. [8 p.m.

April 22: 'Harold and Maude' at Castro, Sylvan Esso and more

Who’s in town

Green Man Cannabis founder Christian Hageseth discusses his entry into the pot club industry and the prospect of legalization. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]


Coal trends: Richard Martin, author of “Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet,” looks at the decline of coal in the U.S., rising consumption in Asia and the industry’s future. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Say cheese: Louella Hill shares tips on making cheese and more in her new book, “Kitchen Creamery: Making Yogurt, Butter and Cheese at Home.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Literary events

‘One Night’ of mystery: Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey, author of 21 novels and a graphic novel about Storm of the X-Men and Black Panther, discusses his new book, “One Night,” a steamy tale about a mysterious couple. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Poetry night: Avery Burns’ Murmurations Reading Series presents French poet Franck Andre Jamme reading from his new book, “To The Secret,” along with John Sakkis reading from his new poetry collection, “The Islands.” [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

At the public library

Remembering Armenian genocide: Ellen Sarkisian Chestnut discusses her late father’s experience during the 1915 Armenian genocide in her book “Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried.” [6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Stories with Oliver: Youths can practice their literacy skills and gain confidence while reading to Oliver, a therapy dog who is also an excellent listener. [7 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court, S.F.]

At the colleges

Student playwrights: A Filipino-American high school student must decide between music and his mother’s desire to send him to college in a staged reading of “Welga,” which kicks off San Francisco State University’s Greenhouse stage showcase. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Local activities

Stand-up comedy: Conor Kellicutt, who got his start at legendary San Francisco comedy club Holy City Zoo, most recently appeared in the Oscar-winning “Blue Jasmine.” [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Comedy show: Mo Amer, who has toured with Dave Chappelle, is working on his first solo comedy special. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Quirky love: A double feature of offbeat, romantic comedies includes “Harold and Maude” (3:30 and 7:15 p.m.), which was filmed in the Bay Area, and “A New Leaf” (5:15 and 9 p.m.), which stars writer-director Elaine May and Walter Matthau as unlikely paramours. [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Rock show: Indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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