MUSIC: Poppy folk band Fruit Bats are promoting their latest Sub Pop album The Ruminant Band with a free show at Amoeba this evening, and they're also at The Independent later tonight, along with Death Vessel and A B & the Sea.

6 p.m. // Amoeba (1855 Haight St) // free
7:30 p.m. // The Independent (628 Divisadero St) // $12-14

BENEFIT: Do your part to help three San Francisco parks in neighborhoods that need them most by attending The Trust for Public Land's Party for Parks 2009 benefit bash. Appetizers, wine, and cocktails are included with the ticket price, and there will be games, DJs, and prizes.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. // Sir Francis Drake Hotel (450 Powell St, Empire Ballroom) // $30