PHOTOGRAPHY: The GLBT History Museum presents Life and Death in Black and White: AIDS Direct Action in San Francisco, 1985-1990, a photography exhibit featuring the work of five queer photographers who documented the emergence of militant AIDS activism in San Francisco through black-and-white film. (7 to 9 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th Street)

MUSIC: San Francisco Symphony kicks off three nights of its American Mavericks concerts with the world premiere of Mass Transmission, the latest work by the hip local composer and electronica DJ Mason Bates, who "brings an unmistakably twenty-first- century sensibility to concert music." Tomorrow night, Bates will be DJing at Davies After Hours, in the Second Tier lobby, after John Adams' performance. (8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue)

PERFORMANCE: Fragile, a new performance art collaboration between Eiko & Koma and Kronos Quartet, is half stage piece and half installation, inviting viewers to experience the piece from multiple viewpoints within the space as the performers respond to each other through movement and sound. (5 to 9 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street)