The most intriguing show of the night is not at a bar or concert hall—it's at a house. (237 E. 11th Ave., to be exact.) Amnesty International is throwing a benefit called Jamnesty (don't hate) featuring three local acts worthy of your attention. Kicking things off at 9 p.m. is Blake Skidmore, a veteran of the South Campus house show scene. Next up at 10 is Drew and Crow from the reliably rocking Mors Ontologica; I have no idea how the two of them will sound without their trusty rhythm section, but I'm certainly curious. Finishing the night at 11 is RTFO Bandwagon, a band that I'm having trouble describing right now, so you should just listen. Hopefully I find words soon because Mors and RTFO both have new releases out, and the plan is to get reviews in next week's paper.
Before that, perhaps try the Donewaiting happy hour at Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St. I trust the music and company will be good. That runs from 7-10 p.m.
After that, head to Char Bar, 439 N. High St., and enjoy the party for Mike Jenkins, winner of Alive's Best Bartender contest. We're getting started around 9 p.m. and going all night.
The Wexner Center has another worthy option. Cartoon historian Jerry Beck will be signing books at 6 p.m. then presenting a lineup of The Worst Cartoons Ever at 7. Sounds awesome. More info here.
As for TV, enjoy The Office (9 p.m., NBC) and 30 Rock (8:30 p.m., NBC) while you can. It sounds like they won't be back for a while. According to Jenna Fischer's blog, there are only two more new Office episodes in the can. This strike is going to hurt sooner rather than later.