SCIENCE: At tonight's installment of Exploratorium After Dark, which is themed Red, explore color chemistry, discover surprising uses for insects and vibrant vegetables, and get a crash-course in making your own paints. (6 to 10 p.m., Exploratorium At The Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street)

SOUND: New York's Bit Shifter headlines tonight's Pulsewave, a monthly showcase of established and emerging "chip music" artists from across the globe, consisting of music and visuals that were created using vintage game systems and computers as the basis. Sounds delightfully nerdy! (7 p.m., DNA Lounge 375 Eleventh Street)

ART: Artist Laura Kimpton's new solo exhibition, Flying Solo, uses recycled mixed media, such as collage, assemblage, and sculpture, exploring her "spiritual connection to birds and her own need to tear down societal constraints that keep us from discovering and celebrating our inner core." (5 to 8 p.m., The McLoughlin Gallery, 49 Geary Street, Suite 200)