COMEDY: SF Sketchfest presents San Francisco-based comedy troupe Kasper Hauser for a special one-night show celebrating the release of their book, Weddings of the Times, a parody of the New York Times wedding announcements, complete with helpful wedding tips and lists, including first aid for guests who have been attacked by a shark. The group will start off the show with a live sketch performance, followed by a reading from the book. There will also be a Q&A and book signing moderated by Beth Lisick.
8 p.m. // Cobb's Comedy Club (915 Columbus Ave) // $15.50
FILM: Tonight is the world premiere of Whiz Kids, a coming-of-age documentary, which tells the story of three remarkably different yet equally passionate 17-year-old scientists who vie to compete in the nation's oldest, most prestigious science competition. The event will benefit the Exploratorium and the WHIZ KIDS Outreach and Education Fund. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards. It will probably sell out, so get your tickets in advance.
7 p.m. // Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Ave) // $15
LIT: Writer, actor, director, and producer, Mike Farrell, who is best known for his starring role on M*A*S*H, will discuss his latest book, Of Mule and Man: A Memoir. The book is a funny and fascinating account of his tour across the country and back, while promoting his first book Just Call Me Mike. It's been described as "redefining the very concepts of book touring and 'promotion' through a progressive lens."
7 p.m. // City Lights Books (261 Columbus Ave) // free