MUSIC: The eccentric, musical genius of Daniel Johnston takes some getting used to, but his sincerely sweet and simple vocals and arrangements win his fans over for life. The melodic Hymns open.

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)