TODAY

Paul already told you to go see everyone's favorite height-challenged Clintonista speak tonight, so all that's left to advertise is a discussion of plans for fighting invasive plants and conserving native ones in Union Bay. It's bad: Save Union Bay Association claims 90% of the bay's plant habitat is choked by invaders. (Center For Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, 6:30 p.m., free)

WEDNESDAY

The Disability Community Candidate's Forum will welcome all manner of candidates—incumbents like State Speaker Frank Chopp and Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, but also contenders like 34th district Democrats Joe Fitzgibbon and Mike Heavey and 5th district Dem Greg Hoover. If you feel like you are constantly surrounded by Republicans, this event will be a great sanctuary for you. (University Heights Community Center, Room 209, 5031 University Way NE, 6 to 9 p.m., free including food and non-alcoholic beverages!)

THURSDAY

Ex-NBA star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be the latest guest in the Voices from the Education Revolution Speaker Series. Don't go to this event expecting your tracksuit-wearing high school gym teacher to talk about inspiring kids to give 110%. Johnson actually has a strong record, having "established the St. HOPE Foundation to help inner-city kids get to college through community engagement, quality educational opportunities, and after-school programs." Oh, and who needs 50 Cent-Chelsea Handler dating rumors when I just learned from Wikipedia that Johnson is engaged to D.C. school reform rockstar Michelle Rhee? Dish-dish-dish, wonk-wonk-wonk! (Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave, 7 to 9 p.m., free but RSVP here due to limited space)