-- Barefoot Nellies: "The Bay Area's finest all-gal bluegrass band" headline at one of the Bay Area's finest bars, Amnesia, starting at 8:30 p.m., 853 Valencia; free.

-- Killer of Sheep (1977): Charles Burnett's masterwork about a slaughterhouse worker/father and his family living in Watts, LA screens tonight at 7:15 p.m. 9:15 at The Red Vic, 1727 Haight (at Cole).

-- Ryan Auffenberg: Local, tender singer-songwriter performs in the Mission. So does Clare Burson. Music starts at 8 p.m. at the Make-Out Room, 3225 - 22nd Street (at Mission); $6.

-- "Open Mic with JJ Schultz": Not just for rookie crooners at this open mic night also attracts veteran performers and a fun, beer-drinking crowd. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at Bryant); free

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