-- Brazilian Independence Day Celebration: Help celebrate Brazil's independence from Portugal by getting drunk, listening to master drummer Jorge Alabe, maybe doing a forbidden dance or two, and much more. The festivities start at 7 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding, Alameda; $15.
-- Peaches Christ Retrospective: Not only does she liven up the stage at Trannyshack and host Midnight Mass, but Joshua Grannell (a.k.a. Peaches Christ) also makes those newfangled talking pictures, too! Check out his stuff -- along with other Trannyshack regulars and live performances by Evolution Rainbow, the Midnight Mass Players, and Ms. Christ -- at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the deYoung Museum, 50 Tea Garden Drive (in Golden Gate Park).
As always, feel free to let readers know about any other events happening tonight via a lovely and informative comment.