It's not often that Pacific Science Center hosts an author reading, but this one looks delightfully disgusting: "What’s Eating You?: People And Parasites." Dr. Eugene Kaplan will make you squirm by detailing the microscopic things living inside you at this very moment. Eating your face. (Eames Theater, Pacific Science Center, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., free for PSC members and students with ID, $5 everyone else.)

A community meeting on Mayor McGinn's "Walk Bike Ride" initiative has the snooze-inducing title "Health, Equity, & Transportation Forum." It's a chance for you, the discouraged biker or walker, to let the Mayor know that you would get out of your car if your neighborhood had better sidewalks or bike lanes. (Yesler Community Center, 917 East Yesler Way, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)


The City Council's Regional Development and Sustainability Committee has a special guest speaker: Van Jones, bestselling author of the Green Collar Economy. Mr. Jones will discuss becoming a carbon-neutral city. (Eds — Van Jones is actually kind of a hottie.) (Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 9:30 a.m., free.)

The East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition Meeting has City Council member Tim Burgess as a guest speaker. Burgess will be discussing community policing and police staffing and listening to neighborhood concerns about crime. (Seattle Vocational Institute (Room 401), 2120 South Jackson Street, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., free.)