FILM: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host a discussion and clip screening of My Coma Dreams, a work-in-progress documentary about jazz great, educator, and AIDS activist Fred Hersch and the vivid dreams and nightmares he experienced while in an AIDS-related coma. (7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street)

MUSIC: The SF Electronic Music Festival kicks off tonight with an evening of live and fixed media works for sound and video at SFMOMA, including works by Les Stuck + Sonsherée Giles, Sarah Howe, Tim Perkis/ Tom Djll, Alba G. Corral / Kadet Kuhne, and a performance of Milton Babbitt’s "Philomel" by Dina Emerson. (7 to 9 p.m., SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third Street)

FASHION: Fashion designer Paola Girardi, whose tailor shop in Vicenza is world-renowned, will give an illustrated history of Italian fashion from the 1980s to the present. (Note that the presentation will be given in Italian with an English translator.) (6:30 p.m., Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 814 Montgomery Street)