FILM: The new documentary, Corner Store, which was produced in San Francisco, follows beloved San Francisco corner shop owner and Palestinian immigrant, Yousef Elhaj, as he returns to Palestine to reunite with his wife and now-grown sons, whom he left behind a decade ago to start a new life for them in San Francisco. (7:15 and 9:15, Red Vic Moviehouse, 1727 Haight Street)

LITERARY: FunCheapSF informs us that legendary filmmaker and author, John Sayles, will be at Tosca Cafe tonight in celebration of his latest novel, A Moment in the Sun, which spans five years and half a dozen countries in the late 1890s in -- "from the white coup in Wilmington, North Carolina, to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism in Cuba and the Philippines." Get there early to grab a seat! (6:30 to 8 p.m., Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue)

PERFORMANCE: See the hottest young talent in urban circus arts tonight at AcroSports' City Circus Cabaret, featuring aerial arts, breakdancing, contortion, parkour, partner balancing, object manipulation, and cirque performance. (8 p.m., Supper Club, 657 Harrison Street)