MUSIC: Amidst a whirlwind of sold-out shows going on tonight (Firehose, Mazzy Star, M. Ward/Jonathan Richman), there are still a handful of tickets left to catch Radiohead down in San Jose, for a pretty penny. Hop to it! (7:30 p.m., HP Pavilion, 525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose)

LITERARY: Professor and civil rights expert Michael G. Long will be giving a Q&A session tonight about Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), who, as Flavorpill notes, "was an important, and oft-overlooked, figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, promoting nonviolent resistance while advocating for African American and gay rights." (7 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Avenue)

WORKSHOP: Members of the band, Zoo, will talk about their experience managing and promoting their small, struggling band without a manager at This is Not Self Promotion, a workshop aimed at helping independent artists find or create their audience. (6 to 8 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic B, 100 Larkin Street)