by Amy Crocker

MUSIC: The Oakland-based, ten-piece Latin soul band, The Funk Revival Orchestra, plays tonight at The Elbo Room with Skins & Needles. F.R.O aims to bring back the funk and latin grooves from the late 60's and 70's.

9 p.m. // Elbo Room (647 Valencia) // $5

BAR: SurfPulse sponsors this week's Wet Wednesday at The Riptide. In addition to the usual surf videos and food specials, there will be a surfboard raffle benefiting Friends of Sharon Art Studio. A portion of bar and tips will also be donated.

8 p.m. // The Riptide (3639 Taraval) // Free

SYMPOSIUM: Mind-altering substances have been consumed clandestinely since Eve's infamous apple. Tonight's event at CounterPULSE takes at look at two recent examples. Prohibition: Then and Now features Brian Sheehy, owner of Bourbon and Branch, Dick Boyd, author of “BroadwayNorthBeach, The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper’s Tales," and Michael Whitson, a marijuana business theorist.

7:30 // CounterPULSE (1310 Mission) // Free