FILM: Diva, a French thriller that ushered in the 1980s Cinéma du Look movement, features a postman with a passion for opera, who makes a bootleg of a performance by his favorite diva, a celebrated African American soprano who refuses to make recordings. A burgeoning romance and confrontations with Taiwanese music pirates and evil henchman ensues. (7 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third Street)

LITERARY: Bay Area writer, visual artist, teacher, and curator D. Scot Miller hosts the Black Futurist Open Mic, featuring "[s]peculative and fantastic poetry and fiction that explores possible and alternate futures within and around the diaspora." (7 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street)

PANEL: Artists Robert Brokl, David Avery, Imin Yeh, Juan Fuentes, and Herlinde Spahr take part in a "no-holds barred, down and dirty discussion about making prints in 2011," at In Extremis: Artists' Panel. Panelists will discuss the pressures and choices of making work that does not conform to the confines of a neatly framed and matted print. (7 p.m., Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street)