FILM: It's $3 Movie Night, featuring A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil, an inspirational documentary about environmental innovations that transformed Curitiba, Brazil, into one of the most livable cities in the world, and The Story of Stuff, which examines the underside of our production and consumption patterns and compels us to create a more sustainable world.

7:30 p.m. // Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight St) // $3

MUSIC: Swing Goth? It's neither swing nor goth but something in between. The night will begin with lessons on the essentials of partner dancing, followed by a session of open dance. Then, Steampunk band Vernian Process will perform at 10 p.m., followed by a second open dance party to indie, Brit pop, goth, gypsy punk, '80s, Madchester, and more.

7:30 p.m. // El Rio (3158 Mission St) // $5-8

LIT: Author Melanie Gideon attempts to answer the existential query, "Is this all there is?" in The Slippery Year, a memoir about her 44th year in which she confronts both the fantasies of her receding youth and the realities of midlife with a husband, a child, and a dog.

7 p.m. // BookShop West Portal (80 West Portal Ave) // free