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Mallrats Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo, Oakl.; (510) 653-8386. 6-8 pm, free with food and drink purchase. Hang with Brody and friends during a special screening of this classic Kevin Smith stoner flick. No need to bring a bagged lunch, snootchie-bootchies — there will be cheap beer and sandwiches on order at the cafe counter.
Phil Manley solo performance Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight, SF; www.amoeba.com. 6 pm, free. Couldn’t make to Manley’s show at Hemlock Tavern on the 25th? Then head on over to Amoeba in the Haight and see Trans Am’s finest perform tracks from his new solo album Life Coach, a homage to legendary German record producer and musician Conny Plank.
“Rent is Too Damn High!” party Latin American Club, 3286 22nd St., SF; (415) 703-8634, email@example.com. 6-8:30 pm, $5-50 suggested donation plus drink purchase. The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco is having a party to raise funds for its fight for tenants’ rights with live music. The special guest list will include Best of the Bay hero Supervisor David Campos, a fountain flowing with Four Barrel Coffee, free food, prizes, and cheap booze.
SF Vegan Drinks Martuni’s, 4 Valencia, SF; www.sfvegandrinks.com. 7:30pm, free with drink purchase. Meet like-minded vegans with an affinity for happy hour cocktails and cruelty-free cuisine. Plus, get down on the unlimited spread of vegan hot dogs and popcorn (dinner, consider yourself covered!) and specially priced $5 Bloody Marys.
Erotic reading and cupcakes Good Vibrations, 2504 San Pablo, Berk.; www.goodvibes.com. 6:30pm, free. Rachel Kramer Bussel will be reading form her two new collections of erotic stories — Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and Passion: Erotic Romance for Women. A good bondage story always calls for a cupcake, so stick around for an excellent combination of sugary sweet and fibrous restraint.
Yes We Can Can: San Francisco food drive Mighty, 119 Utah, SF; (415) 377-3325, www.crazylegsworkshop.com. 10pm-2am, free before 10:30 with three can donations; $5 before 11:30pm and $10 after. Enjoy a night of dancing and positive vibes with Crazy Legs, Tony Touch, Shortkut, and others. Bring canned food for donation to the SF Food Bank, which provides much-needed food to over 400 local nonprofit organizations, including neighborhood food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, homeless shelters and youth programs.
ATA Art Auction and FUNraiser Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia, SF; (415) 824-3890, www.atasite.org. 11am-noon and 3-4pm, free. Get arty and celebrate 26 years of Artists’ Television Access’ contribution to SF arts at their appropriately entitled FUNraiser, featuring an auction of 50 established and emerging artists — including Chris Johanson, Kottie Paloma, and Beth Lisick — musical performances by local faves Grass Widow and Puce Moment, visual presentations, and much more.
Benefit for East Bay Free Skool Revolution Cafe, 1610 7th St., Oakl.; (510) 526-7858, www.eastbayfreeskool.wikia. 7-11pm, $3-5 suggested donation. The East Bay Free Skool, if y’all don’t already know, is a kick-ass organization that provides free classes like yoga, pilates, cooking — even circus arts. It also puts on the monthly Hella Free Day swap meet where everything is, well, hella free. In order to do all of these awesome things, it needs money, so help out by attending its fundraiser with a ton of bands and good people. While you’re at it, check out their calendar and sign up for a class or two, or enlist to teach one of your own.
Hotties 4 H0m0 Health Care El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF; (415) 901-7131, Facebook: Hotties for H0m0 Health Care. 7-9pm, $5-20 sliding scale donation. Support Lyon Martin Health Services, the only community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on queer women and transgender healthcare, with a fundraiser featuring performances by bands and burlesquers: Kentucky Fried Woman, Drew Montana, Brock Cocker, Lyric Styles, and Dottie Lux. Drop it like it’s hot to jams provided by DJ Booty Klap and DJs HLAWS & Jxn James, and maybe win one of many sexy raffle prizes while you’re there.
Literary Speed Dating San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin, SF; (415) 557-4277, www.sfpl.org. 5:45-7:45pm, free (pre-registration required). 2011 could be the year for love, so start if off right by attending this speed dating event for 20 and 30-something book lovers. You will have about 5 minutes to find out what your potential next boo — or best friend thinks about the whole Kindle thing. Spaces are limited, so make sure you RSVP early.