Clear your schedule, because once again there's a surplus of art, film, and music to enjoy in San Francisco, California. Who would have thought...


RADIATION CITY: Portland, Oregon's independent rockers Radiation City are coming to town to make that radiant music they're known for. Check them out their new album on Soundcloud for a teaser. Show is all ages. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, 8 p.m., $12-14

A.O. SCOTT: Darling New York Times film critic A.O. Scott will be talking at the JCC. His new book is Better Living Through Criticism. JCCSF, 3200 California Street, 7 p.m., $37-$57


TL OPEN MIC: Voices from the Tenderloin unite at the TL Museum's Skywatchers open mic, where singers, dancers, musicians, and spoken word artists share their stories from the neighborhood. Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street, 6 p.m., Free

STORY TIME: InsideStorytime has been regaling us for a decade now. Join them for another round of readings at El Amigo Bar featuring Daphne Gottlieb, Gary Turchin, Tomas Moniz, Rajshree Chauhan, and Genie Gratto. El Amigo Bar, 3355 Mission Street, 7 p.m., Free


PLAY TIME: The Nether, Jennifer Haley's detective thriller set in the world of virtual reality and hardboiled crime, is getting rave reviews at the San Francisco Playhouse. Writes the Chronicle of the "provocative" and "brilliant" work, "Haley has crafted a piece of theatrical science fiction that works astonishingly well straddling two realities." San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post Street, 7 p.m., $20-100

NOISE POP NIGHTLIFE: Cal Academy of Science's well-loved NightLife series of boozy museum going takes on an indie-pop valence this week as Noise Pop's festival begins. Expect musical demos and performances as headlined by the band Gardens & Villas. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, 6 p.m., $12-15


KARAOKE: The new karaoke junkies on the block, Roger Niner Karaoke, are doing their monthly singing thing at Pop's in the Mission now. Swing by! Pop's Bar, 2800 24th Street, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Free

INDIEFEST SCREENS YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW: An SF-centric documentary featuring appearances by Ken Kesey, Michael Franti, Bassnectar, Speed Levitch and members of Beats Antique. Directed by leudujon and Zebu Recchia, the filmmakers will be in attendance at this All Television Access showing. ATA, 992 Valencia Street, 7 p.m., $12


INDIEFEST SCREENS SPACE JAM: Okay, not just a screening of the classic 1996 film, but a roast, of which the movie is clearly more than deserving on its 20th anniversary. It's part of the SF Indiefest Film Fsetival, which of course has many many more showings to choose from. The Roxie, 3117 16th Street, 9:15 p.m., $12

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE: Kick off the Year of the Monkey right (even if you do not own your own thumb monkey) at SF's annual Chinese New Year Parade. Presented by corporate sponsor Southwest Airlines, it's still not a very corporate production, with authentic dancers, floats, and of course a 268 foot long Golden Dragon. Market and 2nd Streets to Kearny and Jackson Streets, 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., $30 for bleacher seats


DANCE: The Next Wave Choreographers Showcase at Dance Mission Theater presents New Voices/New Works as part of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now, a event that "strives to serve the community through providing a forum to increase the visibility of African American dance."

BONNARD'S ARCADIA: Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia is a presentation of more than 70 works from the French student of Gauguin. Included are his his early Nabi masterpiecs, his later experimental photography, and his famed interior scenes. Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., $25