PERFORMANCE: Circus Finelli shares the stage with evil-puppet superstar, Blinky Winky, in Blinky Winky's Presidential Fundraiser, which combines a live cartoon band performance with comedy, circus, and acrobatics: "Accordions, steel-bodied strings, stand-up bass, and exotic percussion contraptions will fill the air with sounds of Eastern Europe, old-time America, and original Circus tunes." (8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission Street)

STORYTELLING: Porchlight returns to the S.F. International Film Festival with Porchlight: True Stories from the Frontiers of International Filmmaking, featuring film industry-themed stories told by guest storytellers with accompanying video clips, including Tom Barbash, Mario de la Vega, Lorelei Lee (cowriter of SFIFF 2012 film Cherry) and the duo of Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri. (9:15 p.m., Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post Street)

DISCUSSION: The University of San Francisco (USF) and the African American Arts and Cultural Center present The State of Black San Francisco, the second in a three-part series of discussions amongst community leaders focusing on urban education, housing, jobs, and the criminal justice system. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street)