SCIENCE: At the monthly Ask a Scientist series, Dreamworks engineers will walk the audience through the building blocks of a CG animated project, explaining the science and math behind the transformation of tiny dots of color into "fluid that flows, fur that bristles, and feathers that ruffle."
7 p.m. // Axis Cafe (1201 8th St) // free
ART: Today is the final showing of New Humans: Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal, with a special evening performance tonight. SFMOMA's Schwab Room will be transformed into an installation/film set by artist Mika Tajima/New Humans, creating a live space for the exploration of performance, video, and sculpture. Meanwhile, filmmaker and videographer Charles Atlas will be shooting the event and creating live-edit works, which will be projected in real time in the museum's Phyllis Wattis Theater, as well as onto the surfaces of the installation itself.
7:30 p.m. // SFMOMA (151 Third St) // free
MUSIC: SF State's 20-piece instrumental and vocal Afro-Cuban Ensemble perform a variety of Cuban genres, along with jazz and Pan-African-American styles of music, namely from South America and the Caribbean. The ensemble organically creates new and exciting arrangements each semester.
7:30 p.m. // College of Creative Arts, SF State (1600 Holloway Ave.) // $5-10