ART: Artist Jacqueline Gallagher paints refreshingly sexy zombies who float "aimlessly through life, but they look good doing it." The pieces in Gallagher's delightfully named exhibition, Of Melancholy and Monkey Business reflect the artist's "own vanity, the guilt that comes with my self-centeredness, and the hopelessness from pondering my personal hypocrisy."

8 p.m. // Articulated Gallery (1681 Haight Street) // free

FILM: Jazz film archivist Mark Cantor presents gems from his collection of historical jazz films at Blacks, Whites and Technicolor: Racial Images in Jazz, which explores race and prejudice through the jazz lens, featuring Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong and Gerry Mulligan and South African films of the 1940s.

8 p.m. // Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (3200 California Street) // $12-25

THEATER: It's opening night of the 15th Annual Best of PlayGround Festival, featuring the work of seven playwrights who won the PlayGround's Emerging Playwright Award and full production run of the festival. The fest also includes staged readings of new full-length works.

8 p.m. // Thick House (1695 18th Street) // $40