MUSIC: Oakland's Metal Mother, aka Tara Tati, will bring her "fresh bath of melancholic emotion, bubbled with loud tribal drums, futuristic synth leads, and sweetly haunting Celtic-inspired vocals" to Cafe Du Nord, along with Horns of Happiness, Mortar and Pestle, and Birdseye. (7:30 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street)

FILM: Film historian Paul Meienberg presents It's the Paul Meienberg Show! another great night of classic 1930s films preceded by a live parody a 1930s radio show complete with lovely hostess and a four piece band, along with choreographed productions numbers, and more. (7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SFMOMA presents acclaimed photographer Alex Soth, who will discuss some of his recent projects, including Sleeping by the Mississippi, which captured "the beauty and utter strangeness" of the sites he encountered along the Mississippi, and Postcards from America, which documents a road trip he took from Texas to California with fellow members of the Magnum Photo Agency. Get there early! (7 p.m., SFMOMA, 151 Third Street)