Benefit
Mike Wilmot, Lewis Black and Seth Meyers headline Stand Up for Kids at the Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St., for Canadian youth at risk. $50-$125. 416-872-5555.

Cooking
St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front St. E., plays host to Couples in the Kitchen, a cooking class for partners, at 6 p.m. $50. 416-860-0727.

Books

Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson talks about her biography of Norman Bethune. 7 p.m., North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5535.

Reading
Philosopher Mark Kingwell reads from his work at S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., at 7 p.m. 416-396-3975.

Music
Writer/musician Paul Quarrington plays tonight at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. $18-$20. www.hughsroom.com

Concert
Metallica plays its second of two nights at the Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. www.ticketmaster.ca