MUSIC: Immerse yourself in the deep, dark twang of Texas indie rockabilly/folk (or something like that) with Thrift Store Cowboys and Warren Jackson Hearne, with SF's The Slow Poisoner.

8:30 p.m. // Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St) // $7

LITERARY: Poet Melissa Stein celebrates the release of her collection of poems, Rough Honey, which "speak of fragility and power, the contradictions of pleasure, the bruises we bear" "rendered in language so radiant, so mellifluous, it can’t help but hint at the possibility of transcendence, the sheer sweetness in being alive."

4 p.m. // Booksmith (1644 Haight St) // free