*FILM: Tonight at the Castro it's "Dueling Divas" night. (Men, always pitting women against each other!) Alleged child abuser and MGM drunk, Joan Crawford, goes up against Susan Hayward with a double feature of Harriet Craig (1950)--the tale of a "manipulative housewife whose obsession for cleanliness and need for absolute control of those around her ultimately leads to her own demise"--and Back Street (1961)--a tear jerker with Hayward playing the other woman." Neither film is available on DVD, so you Hayward and Crawford fanatics will want to catch this one. (And by "fanatics," we mean "homosexuals men.")

7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. // Castro Theatre (Castro and Market Sts.) // $6-9

MUSIC: American Music Club and Rykarda Parasol & the Tower Ravens perform at the Independent tonight. Their sounds could best be described by the following words: "emotionally" and "honest." Gripping shit, folks. Gripping.

9 p.m. // The Independent (628 Divisadero) // $15