Shirts Off for Freedom! The X-plicit Players wrap up their third court date this year with a topless outdoor protest of Berkeley's Anti-Nudity Ordinance, which allows men but not women to go shirtless in public. Previous protests against this obvious and widespread legal double standard have gotten the participants arrested. Look for defiant breast barings and shows of solidarity at the protest, held at noon at MLK Jr. Park, Center & MLK Jr., Berkeley. Free; call (510) 540-0907.
Gringostroika Warrior Avant-garde theater avatar Peter Sellars has called him one of the great performance artists in America today, but Guillermo Gomez-Pena is less interested in standing out than he is in coming together. His theatrical monologues, a linguistic stew of Spanglish, Inglenol, Nahuatl, English, and Spanish, break down cultural fences and offer tongue-in-cheek observations on the politics of race, gender, language, and identity. He was awarded a 1991 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for his work, into which he integrates video, radio, poetry, and installation art. Gómez-Pena teaches a writing workshop at 7 p.m. at Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia, S.F. Cost is $25; call 626-2787.