ART/FASHION: Velvet da Vinci presents The Plastic Show, featuring work by 75 jewelry designers employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled. The pieces are all showcased in the recently published 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs.
6 to 8 p.m. // Velvet Da Vinci (2015 Polk St) // free
LITERARY: The fabulous Litquake kicks off tonight with a Night of the Living Read cocktail party. Meet festival authors, sponsors, and organizers while perusing 111 Minna's latest exhibit Everyday. Los Angeles' Suzy Williams and Brad Kay will perform songs based on works by well-known authors like Kurt Vonnegut and Raymond Chandler.
5 to 9 p.m. // 111 Minna Gallery (111 Minna St) // free
PERFORMANCE: The Vau de Vire Society and Eric McFadden Trio present an evening of circus and dance infused rock and roll at Rock and Roll Slideshow. Watch "classically-trained dancers, some of the nations most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists and circus side-show acts, an array of unique fire-performers, a handful of thespians, and a barrage of the most enticing go-gos," accompanied by a live soundtrack.
9 p.m. // DNA Lounge (375 Eleventh St) // $20