TALK: Back in the headlines with an intriguing will-he-or-won't-he-buy-SF-Chronicle story, Craig Newmark -- founder of Craigslist and destroyer of the oxygen of democracy (hahaha!) -- will speak tonight. About what? Well, he'll chat about "the web and social change, net neutrality and government transparency, education, and political causes like supporting veterans and building a stable environment for peace on the West Bank." Whew. Also there will be a wine reception with Craig to following the discussion. (Note to Newmark: Easy on the wine so you don't lose you glasses again.)

7:30 p.m. // Fort Mason Center (at Marina Boulevard and Golden Gate Room) // free (RSVP here)

DANCE: Do you like to swing dance? Do you like superfluous amounts of black eyeliner? Do you jump and/or jive? Do you smoke cloves? If so, check out Swing Goth SF -- swing dancing with a Goth bent.

7:30 p.m. (lessons), 10 p.m. (live music) // El Rio (3158 Mission) // $5-$8