8 p.m. // The Regency Ballroom (1290 Sutter St) // $22.50-$25
FILM: Tonight is Program 1 of the 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival, featuring shorts whose topics include the gastro-intestinal habits of office workers, dream-like images of a Datsun 100A driving through the outback, a taboo yet coy gesture between a man and a woman, a robot who finds love, and more.
7:30 p.m. // Artists' Television Access (992 Valencia St) // $7-10
LIT: Watchword Press presents How One Man Fell to Pieces, a night of live literature and music. There will be readings by author/poet/Russian translator Matvei Yankelevich and novelist/poet Thaisa Frank, and poet Sam Tsitrin will perform with his band, We Shore Is Dedicated.
7 p.m. // Space Gallery (1141 Polk St) // $5 (suggested donation)