Tonight: Engineers Without Borders invites you to their Dessert and Wine Annual Fundraiser. They will ply you with alcohol and sugary sweets in exchange for a donation to support infrastructure projects in Bolivia. The group seeks to raise funds to build a potable water system, an irrigation system and provide 60 homes with cook stoves. It’s a worthy cause and a worthy excuse to ignore your New Year’s resolutions. (UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 6-9 p.m., $30 suggested donation, $15 for students)

Tuesday: All car owners are selfish morons from the suburbs. Conversely, all non-drivers are self-righteous bicyclists and metro-humping boobs (who can't afford cars). Watch both groups come together to point fingers during PubliCola's The War on Cars. Discuss. It's doubtful they will come to a resolution, but the debate should be rousing. (Liberty Bar, 517 15th Ave E, 7 p.m., free, buy a drink)

Wednesday: One year after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti drove much of the already impoverished country into homelessness, disease and hunger, what have humanitarian groups accomplished? The program “Rebuilding Haiti” aims to answer the question—Is Haiti poised to rebuild as a stronger country or will corruption, poverty and underdevelopment continue unchecked as before. (Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave, 6:15 p.m., free)

Thursday: If you’re looking for a quick happy hour drink before attending The Stranger’s forum on Police Accountability, you can share a round with Stranger books editor Paul Constant as he hosts Two Books Enter, One Book Leaves. The rules are simple—bring two (good) books you're done with and pick up a new one. Leftover books will be donated to Friends of the Library. Master Blaster costumes highly encouraged. (Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 5:30 p.m., free)