• Nickel Creek performs a live in-store tonight at 8 PM at Amoeba Music, celebrating their new CD, Why Should the Fire Die?.
• The Sugar Water Festival takes place at the Greek Theatre at 7 PM, featuring Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah and Floetry. Tickets range from $51-$126.
• At Tangier, Richard Swift, Great Northern, Cold War Kids and The Places will be performing tonight at 8 PM. Cover is $7.
• Book Soup hosts Steven Blush, George Petros, Stanton LaVey and Tamara Conniff, who will present and sign .45 Dangerous Minds: The Most Intense Interviews from SECONDS, featuring the likes of Charles Manson, Allen Ginsberg, GG Alln, Henry Rollins and John Waters. Admission to the signing includes a half-priced voucher for the after-party at the Knitting Factory.