MUSIC: San Francisco's own Ralph Carney, who has performed as sideman for Tom Waits, B-52’s, Oranj Symphonette, and has scored film music for Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, presents his latest incarnation, Ralph Carney's Serious "Jass" Project. You can also catch the Serious Jass Project at Revolution Cafe on Saturday.
8 p.m. // Yoshi's (1330 Fillmore) // $10-14
FILM: The Goethe-Institut is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an ongoing film series, "The Fall of the Wall." Tonight's feature is Die Mauer (The Wall), which documents the events surrounding the deconstruction of the Berlin Wall from all angles.
6:30 p.m. // Goethe-Institut, Auditorium (530 Bush St) // $7
LECTURE: The American Decorative Arts Forum of Northern California presents a slide lecture and symposia, "They took to their tools like ducks to water:" The Cincinnati Women Woodcarvers of the Aesthetic Movement. An exhibition of hand carved objects will be on display.
7:15 p.m. // Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr) // $15, free to ADAF members