BENEFIT: Bay Area poets and musicians will join together for The Monica Storss Benefit and Silent Auction to help Storss, who is uninsured, pay for the expensive new chemotherapy she needs to fight her terrible autoimmune disease.

7 to 9:30 p.m. // Amnesia (853 Valencia St) // $5-10 (suggested donation)

COMEDY: Sandra Bernhard begins her two-week stint at the Rrazz Room tonight in Whatever It Takes, with her unforgettably sharp comedy, commentary, and song.

8 p.m. // The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St) // $40-65, buy tickets