-- Tastes of the City: Help raise money for the George Mark Children's House in San Leandro by attending this culinary bash. Young and "philanthropic-minded" guys and gals meet and mingle while binge eating on food and wine from such places as Andalu, Jack Falstaff, and more. Goes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; $60. (!)

-- Mathematicians, Madame Blavatsky Overdrive, and Odd Nosdam: Progressive rock and pop make your ears pop starting at 9 p.m. at Bottom of the Hill; $8.

-- 2nd Annual Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Competition: Local smut. Screens at 8 p.m. at the Castro Theatre; $15.

-- Forró Brazuca: Their Brazilian beats will make you shake it. Shake it hard. Music starts at 9 p.m. at El Rio; $8.

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