THINK & DRINK—The popular Think & Drink discussion series launches a new season with the provocative theme "How to Love America." Tonight's guest brainiacs include a Georgetown history professor and federal public defender Steven T. Wax, discussing the history of dissent in the US. Don't forget to put on your drinking caps! AH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 6:30 pm, FREE, all ages

—A free show at Club 21 is maybe as good as your circumstances for seeing the pizza 'n' beer-loving party punk of Mean Jeans are gonna get. Unabashedly wearing the influence of the Ramones, but wearing it remarkably well, the Jeans have lately been honing in on a more unique sound, but don't worry, the party still rages on. MS
w/Therapists, Youthbitch, Middle Ages; Club 21, 2035 NE Glisan, 9 pm, FREE