MUSIC: Horse Feathers (country folk and blues a la 1960s and '70s Laurel Canyon sound) , Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers ("Portland singer-songwriter playing hushed folk tunes"), and Lady Genius ("short, layered pop songs featur[ing] shimmering keyboards and echoing guitars ... coupled with crisp drums and cutting boy/girl vocals") play in Hayes Valley.

8 p.m. // Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell) // $8

LITQUAKE: Not Your Mother's Book Club, a monthly literary salon for teenagers in the Bay Area offering weekly interviews, contests, and in-school lit events, presents the Kick-Ass All-Girl Graphic Novel Panel. Tonight's discussion features Shaenon K. Garrity, Devin Grayson, LeUyen Pham, and Trina Robbins.p

7 p.m. // Books Inc., Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness) // free

FILM: It's a Bette Davis/William Wyler double feature. First, The Letter (1940), based off of Somerset Maugham play, has Davis as the wife of a rubber plantation administrator (why not?) who kills a man, claiming self-defense. Good noir stuff, folks. Then, The Little Foxes (1941), based off of Lillian Hellman's play, has Bette playing a Southern aristocrat who, once again, helps take the life of a loved one. But this time it's for money!

7 p.m. ("The Letter") & 8:55 ("Foxes") // Castro Theatre (Castro & Market) // $10

Image: Lady Genius