MUSIC: LA/NYC's High Places new record, High Places vs. Mankind, features "an imaginative and spacious amalgamation of sounds with a unique, almost Caribbean undertone that is as immediate as it is refreshing." SF's Mi Ami and LA's Protect Me open.

8 p.m. // Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell St) // $10-12

FORUM: SFist's own Brock Keeling will be on tonight's Inforum panel, If Not the Chronicle, Then What? - Panel and Party, along with Muni Diaries' Jeff Hunt, and Michael Maness of Gannett and The Bold Italic. Twitter's Robin Sloan will moderate. There will be a networking reception after the panel, so stick around and meet some up-and-coming media personalities.

6 p.m. // The Commonwealth Club, Blue Room (595 Market St, 2nd Fl) // $7-20

DANCE: Tonight kicks off the First Annual KUNST-STOFF Arts Gala, featuring an evening of exhilarating and engaging dance, and celebration.

7 p.m. // Z-Space at Theater Artaud (450 Florida St) // $25