MUSIC—Shooting pleasure levels rocket-high, Colleen Green's new album Sock It to Me dips sparkly mall pop in thick layers of guitar crunch, resulting in something like deep-fried ice cream—crispy, sweet, messy, and both hot and totally cool. Green shares the bill with heart-warmingly degenerate rockers White Fang, who really, really want to party with you. NL
w/Heavy Hawaii, Coma Serfs; Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $8

LECTURE—Washington, DC, is once again trying to take up immigration reform, a feat akin to catching sand through your fingers, made even more difficult in a time of toxically partisan gridlock. Let's have a more productive conversation here. Oregon Humanities' regular Think & Drink happy hour lecture takes up the tangle of changes and what it means to be an American. DCT
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 6:30 pm, FREE, all ages