READING: Former ALF writer Jerry Stahl reads from his latest effort. Yeah, yeah, he's done more impressive and resonant work, but writing about a furry alien who eats cats is a feather in anyone's cap. Let's hope he gives the scoop on what it was really like working with Max "Crack Den" Wright.

7 p.m. // Amnesia (853 Valencia) // free

THEATER: A band of so-called ladies who call themselves the Boner Patrol will make you laugh until urine soaks your drawers at "Slumber Party," a comedy skit night featuring Bakhtiari, Nicole Calasich, Susannah Freedman, Kelli Karsten, Emily Heller, and Emily Sims.

10 p.m. // The Dark Room (2263 Mission) // $7-$10