ART: In his latest exhibition Alex, artist Topher Chin depicts mescaline-enhanced experiences from a brief period during his teenage years with some appealingly trippy Op-Art. Get to the opening early -- the Fecal Face space gets packed quick!

6 to 8 p.m. // Fecal Face Dot Gallery (66 Gough St) // free

DANCE: SF Ballet's Balanchine Masterworks includes three programs, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations, which celebrate choreographer George Balanchine’s contributions to ballet in the twentieth century.

8 p.m. // War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Ave) // $20-260

PERFORMANCE: "Part house party, part TV talk show, and part cabaret, The Love Project is an interactive experience that testifies to the network of human relations that define our times."

8 p.m. // The African American Art & Culture Complex, Buriel Clay Theater (762 Fulton St) // $10-25