CABARET: Tony Award nominee Justin Vivian Bond, who has been described by the New Yorker as "the greatest cabaret artist of his generation.....an artful truth telling illusionist," celebrates the release of his first full-length solo album, Dendrophile. Bond will perform a selection of songs from Dendrophile (accompanied by a live band), which ranges from early '70s folk-pop variety records to protest songs to jazz standards to original compositions, while spinning "a magical web of spellbinding stories."
8 p.m. // Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street) // $25-75
BENEFIT: Social Fabric, a community resource center offering a variety of classes, tools, machines, resources, and access to free or cheap materials, presents their Sew Fast Sew Furious Launch Party and fundraiser, featuring live sewing competitions, bands, DJs and dancing, "amphibious accordion amoebas," KimChi Tacos, and more.
6 to 11 p.m. // The School House (1592 Market Street) // $5-20 (free with fabric or bike gear)
ART: Wild Country, a group show curated by Crystal Townsend, explores America's roots, which were "built on exploration, frontierism, and going out into the unknown," featuring the theme of "mountain men, prospectors, social outlaws, immigrants, and people who were willing to gamble everything they had to achieve a dream, and who refused to settle for the boundaries of the known."
7 p.m. // Space Gallery (1141 Polk Street) // free