(Butches and) Femmes on Film Lesbian cinema -- past and present, Hollywood and underground -- is the focal point of two programs compiled by Frameline's Jenni Olsen. "Girls by the Bay" showcases shorts by local filmmakers; topics include love, sex, death, country music, Green Acres, and the erotic use of upholstered furniture. "Looking Butch: A Rough Guide to Butches on Film" includes clips of Julie Harris' lonely little in-between in The Member of the Wedding and the ultimate butch brawl: Joan Crawford vs. Mercedes McCambridge in Johnny Guitar. "Girls" plays at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday and "Butch" plays at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Roxie, 3125 16th St, S.F. Tickets are $6; call 863-1087.
Ethnic Erotics Taking a cue from the recent African-American anthology Erotique Noir, On a Bed of Rice: An Asian-American Erotic Feast features hot 'n' heavy writings by 65 authors. Nine of those contributors -- including Junglee Girl author Ginu Kamani and Charlie Chin -- join editor Geraldine Kudaka at a book reading/party from 8 to 10 p.m. at Intersection for the Arts, 496 Valencia, S.F. Free; call 626-3311.