LITERARY: This month's Porchlight Storytelling Stories, "La Petit Mort: The Sex Show," embraces the "humor, irreverence, pain, humiliation, and inimitable array of sounds" involved in sex. Tonight's show benefits the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library's participation in Paris' FestivalandCo literary immersion this summer.

7 p.m. // The Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa) // $15-20, buy tickets

LITERARY II: U.S Poet Laureate Kay Ryan will share her poetry, which encompasses sly humor and dramatic imagination.

8 p.m. // Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (3200 California St) // $10-18

CLUB: Groove to your favorite Motown classics and their lesser known B-sides at Motown on Mondays.

6 p.m. to Midnight // Madrone Art Bar (500 Divisadero St) // free