MUSIC: San Francisco band, Halou, will be headlining tonight at Cafe Du Nord to help celebrate the release of their latest 6-track EP, Sawtooth. The hypnotic lounge sound of Halou will be causing entranced head-bobbing starting at 9 p.m. Michael Zapruder will be opening.

9 p.m. // Cafe Du Nord (2170 Market) // $12

LITERARY: It's National Poetry Month (everyone knew that, right?) and Opium Magazine is holding Literary Death Match tonight at Rickshaw Stop. Writers will be there reading their material for a panel of judges and a booze-swilling crowd. A great event for literature-inclined alcoholics.

7 p.m. // Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell) // $5