Good day: Friday, May 4

Comedian Andy Dick performs a stand-up show. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.]

City activities

Botany bites: “Chomp,” an exhibit of carnivorous plants, opens. Venus flytraps, white trumpets, sundews and other flesh-eating flora are on view. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park]

House of Magic: The Magic Theatre presents its “40th Anniversary Gala,” a fundraiser featuring cocktails, dinner, entertainment and an auction. [6 to 10:30 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, in the Presidio]

Literary events

Paul LaRosa: The journalist discusses “Nightmare in Napa: The Wine Country Murders.” [12:30 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Plaza]

Anne Carson: The Canadian poet reads from her work. [7 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park]

At the colleges

Film careers: SFSU Cinema Department alumni discuss the essentials for a transition from S.F. State to a successful career in film. [4 p.m., SFSU, August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts Building, 1600 Holloway Ave.]

Art festival: Craft Fair and Encuentro Art Festival features student art and performance, food and creative mingling. [5 p.m., New College, 766 and 777 Valencia St.]

At the public library

Computer training: Session, conducted in Spanish, covers how to use the Internet and library catalog. [2 to 4 p.m., Main Library, Training Center, 100 Larkin St.; meet at International Center, third floor]

Chinatown Teen ’Zine: Workshop program and bilingual online magazine welcomes teens. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St.; register: jewelchen@sfpl.org]

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