MUSIC: It's the first night in the Blue Bear School of Music Showcases, going on through Wednesday. Jack Black's School of Rock was based on Blue Bear. There will be two stages -- the Main Stage will feature student bands ranging from rock to blues to jazz to soul and R&B to pop to alt/country, and the Lounge Stage will feature performances by jazz vocals, acoustic acts, and individual students, teachers, and staff.

6:30 p.m. // Cafe Du Nord (2174 Market St) // $12-20

LITERARY: More than 35 Bay Area poets come together for Muchas Voces Una Vision (Many Voices One Vision) to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti and Concepción, Chile. San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima will be guest poet.

7 to 10 p.m. // La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley) // $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)