A variety show a chance to help out Killing My Lobster? But of course! The Romane Event, the monthly music/film/comedy/spoken word event at the Make Out Room the last Wednesday of every month and hosted by Paco Romane, is a benefit for local comedy group Killing My Lobster, and will feature their sketches and movies tonight. Looks like fabulous fabulist Harmon Leon'll be there too! $7-15 sliding scale, 8 p.m., at the Make Out Room (3225 22nd, x Mission).

Other events:
--Tonight's your last chance to catch the SF Public Library's Queer/Beat Poets series. 6 p.m., Main Library Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin x Grove), free.

--Is gay assimilation the goal? Talk about it with Gay Shame at Modern Times. 7 p.m., 888 Valencia (x 20th).

--The SF Jewish Film Forum presents Lover Other, a documentary by Barbara Hammer about surrealistic photographer and genderqueer pioneer Claude Cahun. 7:30 p.m., $8, Yerba Buena Center (701 Mission, x 3rd).

--Where free jazz and black metal meet -- at Artists' Television Access tonight. 8 p.m., $6, 992 Valencia (x 21st).

Picture of a Killing My Lobster t-shirt from the KML LobStore.