--Always mean to get out to Orinda to see the summer Shakespeare? This year, it's Richard III, and tonight's preview is the first performance. $32 for tonight, and prices will go up once the show starts up for real. (However, for certain shows, folks under 30 can get
$30 $15 tickets, and half-price rush tickets always become available 30 minutes before the show.)
--Assuage the guilt of not having read the book by reading it with people who don't know you, at the Books Inc. in the Marina's "Classics I Forgot To Read" book club. This month's book is by Raymond Chandler. 7:30 p.m., 2251 Chestnut (x Scott).
--A movie screening of Only Human, a comedy about family misunderstandings between Israelis and Palestinians at the Yerba Buena Film Center, as part of the SF Jewish Film Forum. $8, 7:30, 701 Mission (x 3rd).
--It's open mic night at Blondie's! Yikes! Signups by 6:30, performances at 7:30 and it goes until closing. 540 Valencia (x 16th).
--Get In Bed with Fairy Butch, with the queer-positive pro-sex erotic cabaret, with a speed dating session. 8 pm for the speed dating, 9 p.m. for the show, $10-20 sliding, and at the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell, x Van Ness).
--And Paint It Purple happy hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at R Bar. $10 donation gets you $1 bud and $3 shots -- plus, there's going to be a raffle and the Tamale Lady may make an appearance! 6:30-9:30 p.m., 1176 Sutter (x Polk).The Long Goodbye