Indian Summer or not, these bleak winter months aren't exactly fertile fields as far as visiting talent is concerned, and even our most talented locals haven't been playing as many midweek shows as I would like. That said, I command you, dear reader, to take the stage. Your chance comes tonight and every Wednesday night at Andyman's Treehouse, 887 Chambers Road, where Joe Peppercorn of The Whiles runs one of this city's more entertaining open mics.

Or you could be a lame-o homebody like I was last night and watch the season finale of Gossip Girl (9 p.m., The CW). You know, either or.