PARTY JAMS—Is your liver too pink and healthy? Toughen up that wussed-out organ with Mean Jeans' hard-partyin' jams. Take a shot and move those feet, as tonight is made of hooks and bopping. Party bonus: Headliners White Fang will close out the night with an explosive soundtrack of fun. CF
w/Charts; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

BOOKSNew York Times reporter Jo Becker's book Forcing the Spring will take you deep inside the fight against California's gay-marriage ban. It's a fascinating and timely tale, but did Becker callously leave the real pioneers in the gay-rights struggle out of the picture as some have suggested? Ask her tonight. DVH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE