Before the customary Monday night Punk Rock Karaoke gets underway, High Five, 1225 N. High St., welcomes MC Chris for an early show. Between 6 and 10 p.m., the Adult Swim-affiliated "nerdcore" rapper will spit rhymes that blend geek with gangster. Presale tickets costed $12; I'm assuming the door price will be about the same.

To stay on the dork tip, Sci-Fi Channel is starting to air reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation between 7 and 11 p.m. If you don't care about that sort of thing, maybe Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods (10 p.m., MTV) interests you? TCM is airing a Sydney Pollack marathon from 8 p.m. until 4 in the morning. And sorta maybe possibly worthwhile reality competition The Mole (10 p.m., ABC) returns tonight as well after four years off the air. Sorry, folks: No Anderson Cooper this time.