ART: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts presents a sneak preview of its 34th Annual Day of the Dead exhibition, Death in Parallel, featuring stories, photos, home video and personal artifacts remembering and honoring the dead. (6 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street)

THEATER: It's the big opening night of the West Coast debut of David Mamet's "sly and searing legal comedy," Race, which "unleashes a thrilling power struggle as three attorneys scramble to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman." Cheap balcony tickets are still available! (8 p.m., American Conservatory Theater, 405 Geary Street)

MUSIC: Renowned Nazi-era child actor turned experimental, avant-garde musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius, whose former band Cluster, according to Flavorpill, "has earned a well-deserved spot among krautrock greats like Kraftwerk, Faust, and Neu", will grace the stage at Cafe Du Nord tonight, along with Xambuca and Thomas Dimuzio. (7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street)