FILM: John Cage, who was an American composer and pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, is honored in this one-time only screening of The Revenge of the Dead Indians. The film is made up of footage of Cage and performances of his music, which are assembled together with 42 personalities, from well-known artists, to market vendors and street cleaners, "found" video and audio landscapes, and theatrically directed readings. The screening, which is a benefit for Other Minds, includes complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres.
6 p.m. // Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (1881 Post St) // $15-50
MUSIC: British pop dandies Art Brut, whose frontman Eddie Argos has been dubbed "the new Jarvis Cocker," will play a free show at Amoeba this evening. They are also playing at The Independent later tonight, with openers Love Like Fire of SF.
6 p.m. // Amoeba Music (1855 Haight St) // free
THEATER: The "story after the story," One Bad Year with Meliza Banales uses multi-media, dance, bubbles, balloons, science, Xicano-Buddhism, fashion, and astrology to follow "the three selves of Banales" -- her inner child, Lil' Missy, her inner-chola, Mari, and Meliza herself, as she deals with a divorce, the murder of her nephew, and losing her job, all in one fell swoop.
8 p.m. // The Garage (975 Howard St) // $15