Industrial Mosh German band KMFDM has been marching through the marsh of industrial rock for some 11 years, wielding their uncompromisingly hard-to-categorize music like a weapon. Led by Sascha Konietzko, the band remains dismissive of pedestrian concepts like commercial accessibility and monetary success. The result? Even with the outing of the alternative rock scene, KMFDM has remained underground, maintaining the respect of its hardcore fans. Supporting their new album, Nihil, the Wax Trax recording artists -- including Konietzko, vocalist En Esch, guitarists Mark Durantula and Gunter Schulz, and new drummer Raymond Watts -- bring their blend of thunderous guitar backed by sinuous electronic rhythms to the Trocadero, 520 Fourth St, S.F. Dink opens at 8 pm. Tickets are $12.50; call 995-4600.
Pandora's Box Starring Louise Brooks in an unforgettable portrayal of Lulu, a showgirl and prostitute caught up with a troupe of circus people, petty criminals and aristocrats, Pandora's Box opened to scandalized Berlin audiences in 1929. With excruciating clarity, G.W. Pabst's film follows Lulu through a labyrinth of deterioration and demise, as she drags a wealthy newspaper editor (played by Fritz Kortner) and his son in her wake. As part of the S.F. International Film Festival, Club Foot Orchestra breathes new life into Brooks' devastating portrait in the premiere of an original soundtrack for Pabst's classic. Catch the Saturday 2 pm matinee, when Club Foot Orchestra plays at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro, S.F. Other performances run Fri-Mon, May 5-8, 8 pm, plus Sun, May 7, 2 pm. Admission is $10; call 931-3456 or BASS.
Virtual Neighborhoods/Neighborhood Virtues As Cyberspace expands the frontiers of shared public space, overpopulation puts ever-increasing demands on physical space. New debates about access, privacy and control have arisen. To explore the issues involved, Headlands Center for the Arts brings online administrator and writer Karen Coyle, author and urban designer Steven Flusty and artists Margaret Crane and Jon Winet together to discuss contemporary and future public spaces. The discussion takes place at 4 pm at Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. Tickets are $5, postdiscussion dinner is $15; call 331-2787.
A Song of One's Own Prepare for Mother's Day in advance by attending Sacred and Profane's presentation of songs by female composers through the ages. Works range from medieval chants by Hildegard von Bingen to a 20th-century piece by Libby Larsen. The chamber chorus performs at 4 pm at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1940 Virginia, Berkeley; also Fri 5/12 8 pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College, Berkeley, and Sun 5/14 3 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley, Walnut Creek. Tickets are $9-14; call (510) 524-3611.
Norman Mailer Admirer of Madonna, author of Armies of the Night, The Executioner's Song, The Naked and the Dead and other classics, Norman Mailer is unquestionably one of America's longest surviving, loudest roaring literary lions. The two-time Pulitzer winner and National Book Award recipient appears in the flesh in an interview with Wendy Lesser, editor of The Threepenny Review, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series at Herbst Theatre, Van Ness & McAllister, S.F. Tickets are $15; call 392-4400.
Young at Hearts A clairvoyant diva, a car-buying hypochondriac, a gong-show awardee: These are but a few of the septuagenarians depicted in Don Campbell's directorial debut, Young at Hearts. A nonfiction feature, Young won acclaim as the best of its genre at both the Chicago and Palm Springs film fests. Now 80, star Gert Shapiro -- "a down-to-earth pants chaser," according to Variety -- will grace the film's opening at 8 pm. The screening, a benefit for the Jewish Film Festival, takes place at the Castro, 429 Castro, S.F. Tickets are $5-10; call 863-0611.
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