SOCIAL STUDIES: City Arts presents illustrator Maira Kalman and author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) in conversation at the Herbst Theater. Kalman, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, is known for her narrative life journal The Principles of Uncertainty and Handler, of course, is the creator of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The pair most recently collaborated on the heartbreaking novel Why We Broke Up. 8 p.m. Herbst Theater. [Details]

PHOTOGRAPHY: The Harvey Milk Photography Center presents "Visions Beyond the Badge" — a group exhibition featuring photos from members of the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Fire Department. Like the photo of Willie Brown on the right, the pictures within are an unexpected look at the world of San Francisco's finest. 6:30 p.m. Harvey Milk Photo Center in Duboce Park. [Details]

MUSIC: The Phenomenauts, S.F.'s "favorite space-surf android rockers" play the Rickshaw Stop. Expect to see rabid fans dressed as robots and ladies dressed "like they’d just landed in from an R-rated Jetsons episode." The New Up and Taxes open for the band. 9 p.m. The Rickshaw Stop. [Details]