MUSIC: Mark Gardener of Ride brings his 20th Anniversary celebration tour of Going Blank Again to Cafe Du Nord, in which he'll be backed by a full band, Silver Parade, performing songs spanning Mark's past 20 years in music, which includes some Ride songs along with Mark's solo material and instrumentals for the film/documentary, Upside Down. (9:30 p.m., Cafe du Nord, 2174 Market Street)

LITERARY: Adobe Books' back gallery presents Back of the Bus, a night of readings, performances, music, and unexpected occurrences, featuring ten chosen artists responding to the theme in any way they desire. (7 p.m., Adobe Books, 3166 16th Street)

MUSIC II: Fourteen-piece Michael Jackson tribute band, Foreverland, will perform Jackson's album Number Ones, featuring four lead vocalists, four horns, and a six-piece rhythm section. Also featuring guests, Planet Booty. (9 p.m., Bimbo's 365, 1025 Columbus Avenue)

CLUB: Bootie SF celebrates Pink Saturday with Lady Gaga vs. Madonna Night, the "gayest Bootie ever." Both divas will be mashed up with anybody and everybody — "no genre, era, or artist is safe!" (9 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street)