If you like to imagine the top-hat guy from Monopoly wearing an Obama button instead of a monocle, you'll probably enjoy David Callahan's lecture on how rich Americans are becoming more liberal. No word yet on whether it's due to heightened social consciousness or an intense aversion to Sarah Palin. (Downstairs at Town Hall, 7:30 to 9 p.m., $5 here or at the door)


In case you feel complacent after Tuesday's lecture, remind yourself that not all the fat cats are turning left by attending the Clean Up Corporate Corruption Rally. Comedy option: wear an "I <3 Halliburton" t-shirt and time how fast you can run. (Woodland Park, 4 p.m., free)

It's Everybody Gets to Act Like a Journalist Day, also known as Ask the Mayor on Seattle Channel. You can call in live, record a call now, send an email, or even ask questions with Twitter. Consider this your chance to audition for the country's vacant Helen Thomas press conference curmudgeon role. (Seattle Channel, 7 p.m., free)


Remember Constance McMillen, the Mississippi high school student whose school board canceled prom rather than allow her to bring her girlfriend? Fresh off a maybe-this-country-isn't-doomed victory in court, she's in Seattle to celebrate the ACLU of Washington's 75th anniversary. (Cal Anderson Park Meadow and Shelter House, 1635 11th Ave between Pine St. and Olive St., 5:30 to 7 p.m., free)

Or sharpen your pitchfork and join the mob of angry peons at Robert Scheer's lecture on the Wall Street elites behind the economic crisis. This is the perfect opportunity for people who crave the angry populism of a Tea Party event with none of the Tea Partiers. (Downstairs at Town Hall, 7:30 to 9 p.m., $5 here or at the door)

I will dictate your weekend plans after the jump.


Nothing says Friday morning like the King County Transportation Concurrency Expert Review Panel. Attending this meeting in its entirety provides you a perfectly respectable reason to start drinking at 10:30 in the morning. (King Street Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3F, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., free)


Now that we've "won" the war in Iraq and ceased "combat operations," it's time to focus on ending the bloodbath in Afghanistan. Commemorate nine years of war and thousands maimed and killed by marching against the war. (Westlake Plaza, 4th St. and Pine St., 1 to 4 p.m., free)


Congratulate yourself for yesterday's tiring day of anti-war activism by attending a peace concert. (Lower Woodland Park Shelter 1, noon to 6 p.m., free with a request for a food donation for Northwest Harvest)

Fall heralds the hopefully impending passage of Proposition 19 and the legalization of marijuana in California. There's no better way to celebrate than at the ACLU's forum on marijuana reform! PBS/public radio nerd bonus: Rick Steves is one of the panelists. (Great Hall at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St., enter on 8th Avenue, 7 to 9 p.m., free)