HISTORY LESSON—Listen up, young 'uns: Calvin Johnson, Vanessa Renwick, and Cool Nutz have been creating art in the Pacific Northwest long before you moved here. The trio of wise speakers joins moderator (and former Mercury columnist) Cary Clarke for the final night of the fantastic Northwest Passage lecture series. Attendance is mandatory. EAC
The Waypost, 3120 N Williams, 7 pm, $12 (includes vegetarian meal), all ages

THE UNSEEN—Someday Lounge's weekly hiphop party offers a chance to get close to Lootpack member and MF Doom crime-partner Madlib. The legendary DJ, producer, and MC will drop mind-altering, demented lessons in beats at the Fix tonight. Blunts will likely be smoked. PAC
w/Rev. Shines, DJ Kez, Dundiggy; Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $15

More lesson in dementia at My, What a Busy Week!