SCIENCE—Like a bright torch shining into Portland's anti-fluoride, anti-vaccine, anti-GMO darkness, NPR's Science Friday comes to town with a live taping focusing on current science—with charming, whip-smart host Ira Flatow welcoming both local experts and an audience Q&A. Behold! Science Wednesday! EH
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 7 pm, $20-25, all ages

MUSIC—With notable exceptions (Crimson, Louis XIV, the county that contains Seattle), people and things with "King" in their names generally don't deserve it. That rule, however, does not apply to King Buzzo (AKA Roger Osborne), a founding member of the Melvins. Buzzo and his big-ass hair are punk royalty, and you should genuflect accordingly. (Even though it'll be an acoustic show.) DCT
w/Steve Turner; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 8 pm, $12-15