THEATER: Word for Word Performing Arts Company takes on Woody Allen's classic short story The Kugelmass Episode, as part of an Off the Page staged reading co-presented by City Arts & Lectures. Flavorpill describes the story, which was first published in the New Yorker in 1977, as "a charming cautionary tale about the dangers of taking one's love of literature a bit too far." (8 p.m., Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue)

MUSIC: Religious Girls, none of whom are female, whose musical backgrounds range from metal to noise to math rock and pop, take the stage at Sub-Mission Art Space tonight, along with Hawk Jones, White Hunter, and Ugly Winner. (8 p.m., Sub-Mission, 2183 Mission Street)

FILM: Oddball Films and guest curator Christine Kwon present the "eternally incomprehensible" theme of love with a series of films titled, Love Lunatic: Or, How to Be Loved When You're a Psycho, which kicks off with the original bumbling lover, Buster Keaton, in She's Oil Mine and features the landmark lesbian film, Desert Hearts, "a rare, if earnest, depiction of romantic love between two women against the moody backdrop of Reno, Nevada." (8 p.m., Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street)