Don't let the grind get you down after the holiday weekend! Here are a few ways to keep the party going around the Bay:
Thunderdome + amateur hour = guerilla theater at its finest! A survival-of-the-fittest style open mic night, Spass Guerilla! showcases all kinds of local performance art for a night that's guaranteed to be...interesting. 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission, SF.
Part of a monthly series, Tell it on Tuesday, promotes the art of storytelling. Tonight's selection includes a performance by Zoe Sheli Sameth called Temporary Illusion, that details a woman's travels through Sri Lanka at the beginning of the country's still on-going civil war. Tickets are a sliding scale of $8-$12, show starts at 7:30 (but get there at 7 for a live music performance). Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley.
Bummed about the cancelled Electrelane show? Check out local and traveling, indie, pop, folk and rock Americana bands at the monthly semi-acoustic showcase known as the Penny Arcade. At the The Make-out Room, 9pm. 3225 22nd Street, SF.
A hundred woodblock prints from the 19th century, by Taiso Yoshitoshi are on view at the Asian Art Museum. Woodblocks are often considered to be an ancestor to modern manga and Yoshitoshi's prints touch on subjects such as the supernatural, folkloric tales and human emotions. 200 Larkin St., SF.
Photo from Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales exhibit.