THEATER: Tipping its hat to the Washington Post's Janet Cooke scandal, the west coast premier of The Story centers around "an ambitious reporter who goes against her editor's wishes to track down the story of the century; in the process, she's forced to consider the tenuous boundary between reality and fiction." much more pertinent and interesting than going to the library to hear journalists bellyache that the sky is falling.

8 p.m. // SF Playhouse (533 Sutter) // $40

READING / MULTIMEDIA: San Francisco rough-trade takes canter stage at tonight's "Street Families: Homeless Queer Youth in San Francisco."

6 p.m. // California Historical Society Museum (678 Mission) // free