MUSIC: Tonight's edition of the monthly Communion club will feature The Driftwood Singers, who are in their early 20s and sing folk songs "that could have been written ages ago but were more likely written in the last few weeks," along with Birdhouse, Lauren Shera, and Infantree. (8:30 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market Street)

LECTURE: Human and baboon expert, accomplished storyteller, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, will speak in coversation with Michael Krasny about Primate Behavior: Lessons for Life, regarding his findings surrounding stress and stress-related diseases in humans. (8 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park)

LITERARY: This month’s Quiet Lightning reading series presents Neighborhood Hereos, featuring a big line-up of writers, including special guest Miles Karp of The Suex Effect, and art by Gabrielle Wilson-Sealy. (7 to 9 p.m., Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street)