Courtesy photo<p>Hip-hop show: Reverie

Feb. 2: Rap showcase, open-mic poetry and more

Who's in town

Relationship expert Wendy Newman, whose next book is called “101 First Dates,” is hosting a love-themed literary cabaret just in time for Valentine's Day. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]


Gluten-free baking: Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, who run the famed bakery Ovenly in Brooklyn, N.Y., are sharing tasty recipes for gluten-free baked good that even gluten eaters can enjoy. The $40 fee includes lots of gluten-free treats to nosh on. [6 p.m., 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Speak up: Gary Hicks and Sharon Doubiago are headlining an evening of open-mic poetry. [7 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

'Seraphina' author: The Not Your Mother's Book Club is hosting author Rachel Hartman, who is marking the release of the paperback of her best-selling novel “Seraphina.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto]

Moral brain: Michael Shermer reflects on the inner workings of the mind in his new book, “The Moral ARC: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

At the public library

Older Writers Laboratory: Seniors poets share their work at the literary group. [10 a.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

English as a second language: Volunteers help teens and adults improve their English. [4 p.m., Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave., S.F.].

WritersCorps: Writers ages 6 and up are invited to take part in space-themed writing exercises. [4:30 p.m., atrium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Biotech discoveries: Dr. Atul Butte and Genia Technologies co-founder Pratima Rao are sharing ideas about medical advances and how Stanford University and the Bay Area biotech industry can work together. [6 p.m., Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford]

Local activities

Open-mic comedy: Doc's Lab hosts a night of open-mic comedy. [7 p.m., Doc's Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comedy show: Sandra Risse, who really is the funniest grandmother in the world, is headlining a comedy lineup that also includes Liz Stone, Suzy Vincent and more. [8 p.m., Melt Cafe, 700 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble are playing music from seven decades ago in “Circa 1945.” [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Jazz Monday: Phillip Greenlief, David Boyce and Goddess Aphonic are playing a free jazz concert. [8 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., S.F.]

Hip-hop show: Reverie, Hopie, Vel the Wonder and more are teaming up for the “Growing Seasons” tour. [9 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

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