A Heavy Read The Big Book of the Week Award goes to designer Rem Koolhaas, whose S,M,L,XL (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) -- written with Bruce Mau -- sums up the design work of his firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in a mere 1,376 pages. Utilizing an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to authorship, the book contains photos, sketches, diary excerpts, dictionary definitions, and fairy tales. Koolhaas signs the tome and presents a lecture at 7 p.m. at Center for the Arts, 700 Howard, S.F. Tickets are $4-8; call 978-2787.
Radical Roots Rhythm + Jews is the title of a recent LP by the Klezmatics, who provide East Village updates of Eastern European jazz and wedding music. Drummer David Licht (of the late, great Bongwater) propels the traditional instrumentation -- horns, accordions, violins -- with witty, ticky beats. Listen up at 8 p.m. at Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, S.F. Tickets are $10-12; call 885-0750.