With a nod to the occasionally torrential rains we've got forecast through the weekend, here are some good, mostly indoor events to get you somewhat-out-and-about.


ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY: If you want to get closer to the action of the total Solar Eclipse in Southeast Asia and can get away from work in time, head over to the Exploratorium. Sure they're streaming it online so you can follow along from a browser if your boss isn't looking, but it's more fun to "ooh" and "ahh" along with others while scientists provide some background. The Exploratorium, Pier 15 Embarcadero (at Green Street), 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Free

MEET KQED: If you like the media, or fine, if you just want to see what those people who talk on the radio around here actually look like, swing by KQED's HQ on Mariposa and meet the staff. Photo ops and prizes are being advertised, and something about this whole thing just screams "tote bag" to me. KQED Studios, 2601 Mariposa Street, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Free


BOOK VS. MOVIE: Adobe Books' new monthly book club pits films against texts starting with the classic (in each form) To Kill a Mockingbird. Discussion and screening, popcorn provided! 3130 24th Street, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free

CINEMA PANEL DISCUSSION: Take in a SOMArts group show whose themes include cinema and moving pictures and stay for a panel of filmmakers and scholars. Those are moderated by Denah Johnston (San Francisco City College) and include Craig Baldwin (OTHER Cinema), Steve Anker (California Institute for the Arts, former Artistic Director of the San Francisco Cinematheque) and Liz Keim (Exploratorium). SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free, RSVP


CAAMFEST SCREENING: Opening night of CAAMFEST — Celebrating Asian American Film, Music, and Food — starts with a screening of the documentary Tyrus, directed by Pamela Tom. Tyrus is 105-year-old artist Tyrus Won, and the film follows his journey from Angel Island to his creation of iconic works like Disney's Bambi. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, 7 p.m., $35 film alone, $65 film and party

CAAMFEST GALA: Splurge and pay for the afterparty too! Dancing, drinks, and treats from the Boba Guys, Pa’ina, and more await at the Asian Art Museum. Naturally, when you're there you can check out their exhibitions and congratulate them on their newly announced expansion project. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, 9:30 p.m., $40 party alone, $65 total with film


MORNING PARTY: Meet other morning people at Daybreaker, the hottest and likely the okay maybe the only a.m. party on the scene here. You can sign up for yoga — sun salutations! — or just dance your way into Friday. Yes, coffee will be provided. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.$21.60 - $37.05

OPENING RECEPTION: From CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice comes Void California, an exhibition of punk-media like zines and sound collages from the subcultures of 70's and 80's California. The reception is open to all and you can learn more about it here. Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 360 Kansas Street, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Free


WRITERS WITH DRINKS: The monthly variety hour series of this very name at the Make Out Room continues with Joyce Maynard (Under the Influence), Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Jinni), Peter Tieryas (United States of Japan), Noah Smith, (Noahpinion/Bloomberg View), and Charlotte Shane (Prostitute Laundry). That's a lot of writers, so there will also presumably be a lot of drinks. The Make Out Room 3225 22nd Street, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m., $5 to $20 donation with proceeds benefitting the Center for Sex and Culture

SF INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FESTIVAL: A festival since 2004, SFIOFF runs from the 10th to the 13th, and Saturday is a great day to soak up a lot of footage about everything from sea otters to ocean noise to sustainable seafood. Tickets for the whole festival are available, as well as for individual days and events. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., day pass for $48

SUFFRAGETTE MARCH REENACTMENT: Celebrate Women's History month with a bit of historical reenactment from 1901 as living History presents a costumed suffragette march on the Hyde Street Pier. Way better than a Civil War reenactment if you ask me. Hyde Street Pier, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Free


DAY WAVE AT AMOEBA: Catch Bay Area-based Day Wave in a live set and signing of combined EPs Headcase and Hard to Read. Day Wave lives in Oakland and is the moniker of vocalist and instrumentalist Jackson Phillips. Amoeba, 1855 Haight Street, 2 p.m., Free