DANCE: Check out new works by Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada at ODC/Dance Unplugged. Tonight's dance moves represent overlapping cycles of sex, birth, death, and rebirth. Alas, nothing about a snow blowy Christmas. But still, a night out at ODC always proves to be a fun, moving night.

7 p.m. // Project Artaud Theater (450 Florida)

READING: Using the 1997 rape and murder of an eleven-year-old boy by a fifteen-year-old as a bakcdrop, novelist Sarah Schulman reads from her latest book, "The Child". You know, light stuff.

7:30 p.m. // Books Inc. (2275 Market) // free

MUSIC: Alice Russell, part of the Amy Winehouse clones unfurling over the airwaves and online, performs.

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