FILM: There might still be seats available to Frameline and GLAAD's special sneak peek at the new documentary, The Strange History of Don't Ask Don't Tell, before it premieres on September 20 on HBO, featuring filmmakers Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato in person. (6:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street)

READING: Legendary rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres celebrates the expanded and updated edition of his 1994 bestseller, The Rice Room, in which he describes growing up with a double identity—Chinese and American. (7:30 p.m., The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street)

MUSIC: Fuzzed-out guitars will rule the Rickshaw tonight as Thrill Jockey's psychedelic space rockers White Hills take the stage, along with guests Carlton Melton and Dirty Ghosts. (8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street)