ART: New York-based artist group, The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), hits the Bay Area tonight on their national Teach 4 Amerika tour which is inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally and features a multimedia presentation, including balloons, t-shirts, and music from a local marching band. The tour is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip that crosses state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience.
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. // San Francisco Art Institute (800 Chestnut Street) // free
BENEFIT: Community Housing Partnership presents A Night with the Stars, a collection of performances "you won't see anywhere else together on one stage," including dancers, musicians, singers, poets and actors who have experienced - and overcome - the hardship of homelessness. KTVU Channel 2's Dave Clark emcees the evening, and proceeds benefit the Community Housing Partnership.
7 to 8:30 p.m. // Herbst Theater (401 Van Ness Avenue) // $25-100
SCIENCE: In her new book, Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, author Wendy Williams "introduces this charismatic, enigmatic, and curious inhabitant of the sea, and takes us on a wild narrative ride through the world of squid science and adventure, along the way addressing some riddles about what intelligence is, what strange creatures lie in the deep, and even how the human brain works."
7:30 p.m. // The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street // free