--The Stars and Garters Theater is throwing a fundraiser party, complete with trapeze artists, short films, the Robber Bridegroom band, burlesque performances, and a raffle, to raise money for its upcoming production of The Robber Bridegroom, a musical fable based on a Brothers Grimm fairytale. 8 p.m. at the Voice Factory at 1519 Mission (x 11th and S. Van Ness), $10.
--It's Live 105 Battle of the Bands night at Bottom of the Hill! Winner gets to play at BFD. 8 p.m., $5, 1233 17th Street (x Missouri).
--Free screening of the Bob Dylan/Scorsese movie at 12 Galaxies. 8 p.m., 2565 Mission (x 23rd).
--Presidential historian and Daily Show guest Michael Beschloss speaks at Herbst Theater for City Arts and Lectures about his book about presidential courage. $19, 401 Van Ness (x McAllister), 8 p.m.No Direction Home