FILM: Enjoy Top of the Mark's breathtaking views while sipping some MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir and Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio and watching the Hitchcock classic, The Birds. (5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Top of the Mark Lounge, 1 Nob Hill)

THEATER: Local actors Clayton B. Hodges and Nick Childress will bring Oscar Wilde’s work "vividly to life for the 21st century" when they assume the roles of Gilbert and Ernest, in a staged reading of The Critic as Artist, which kicks off the Art Institute's 25th annual Art Criticism Conference. (7:30 p.m., 800 Chestnut

COMEDY: San Francisco comics Sean Keane, Reggie Steele, Emily Heller and Nato Green are raising funds for One Home Many Hopes, a grassroots non-profit that's building a school for 720 children in coastal Kenya, at Laughing Matters: A Comedy Show Benefit. OHMH founder Thomas Keown will be in attendance. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Avenue)