MUSIC: It's a stellar line-up of S.F.-based bands at Cafe Du Nord tonight, featuring beloved punk veterans The Avengers, along with indie rockers Erase Errata and singer-songwriter Carletta Sue Kay. (9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street)

LITERARY: Hang out at the Red Vic again for the SF Writers’ Grotto and The Booksmith's Grotto Nights, a literary cabaret night filled with prose, hijinks, hula, comedy, rock and clown foolery, featuring all the usual literati suspects and their friends. (8 p.m., The Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight Street)

ART: Recology SF presents an exhibition featuring the work of current San Francisco Dump Artists in Residence, Beau Buck, who is "obsessed with creating spaces where recognizable forms paired with abstract materials can live," and Karrie Hovey, who is re-creating natural landscapes in constructed from the bi-products of our buy-product disposable society. (5 to 9 p.m., Recology San Francisco Art Studio, 503 Tunnel Avenue)