Courtesy photoA CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album

May 7: Lila Rose, Jimbo the Clown and more

Who’s in town

Grammy winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are performing their new album, “The Traveling Kind,” in its entirety followed by their greatest hits. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Lectures

Labor talk: Dave Regan, president of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, discusses issues facing workers in the health industry and beyond. [6 p.m., Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay]

Inside Cuba: U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, who has met with both Fidel and Raul Castro, and other panelists discuss the future of Cuba-U.S. relations. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Big issues: James Tracy reads from his books “Dispatches Against Displacement” and “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Literary events

Pop mystery: Catie Disabato’s debut novel, “The Ghost Network,” follows the mysterious disappearance of an insanely famous pop singer. [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Noir fiction: Writer Jim Nisbet is reading from his latest hard-boiled tale, “The Price of the Ticket,” which is being released in paperback. [6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. reading, City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Mary verse: Kelly Gemmill, Abbigail Baldys and other students from the St. Mary’s College poetry department are reading from their work. [7 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Saucy stories: Shipwreck, a monthly literary erotic fan-fiction contest, is pouncing on Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” A $10 cover charge includes an open bar. [7 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

At the public library

Clowning around: Jimbo the Clown is providing some colorful comedy. [10:30 a.m., Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.]

At the colleges

Poetry session: Prageeta Sharma and Thomas Devaney are reading from their poetry. [4:30 p.m., Poetry Center, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Local activities

Furniture sale: Move Loot, which helps people buy secondhand furniture or sell their own pieces, is holding a massive warehouse sale as it prepares to move to a larger location. [3-7 p.m., Move Loot Headquarters, 888 Tennessee St., S.F.; moveloot.com/events/30]

Stand-up comedy: Tom Papa, who has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” has an hourlong comedy special available on Netflix. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comic night: “Comics 4 Comix” features comedians such as Dash Kwiatkowski, Joe Klocek and Jesse McGrath as well as food, drinks and art auctions. [8 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Rock show: A CD-release party is celebrating singer-songwriter Lila Rose’s latest album, “WE.ANIMALS,” which showcases electronic elements and the Toronto-born singer’s powerful vocals. [7 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Events

Major journey: Colette Lafia shares her spiritual journey and her unlikely friendship with a silent monk at Abbey of Gethsemani in “Seeking Surrender.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Crafting for grown-ups: Try out a crafting project while enjoying some wine and good company. [7 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

NightLife: Dancing is the theme of this week’s NightLife at the Academy, featuring line-dancing classes, a performance by ODC/Dance, a lecture about peacock spiders’ smooth mating dance and more. [6 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Comedy showcase: Dan Cummins, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and his own hourlong Comedy Central special, is headlining a comedy bill that also includes Sal Calanni and Shane Rogers. [8 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Being Frank: Singer-songwriter Bob Frank, whose self-titled 1972 debut album has recently been rediscovered, has a distinctive acid-folk sound. [8:30 p.m., Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., S.F.]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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