The best live music in Columbus tonight? The classic Bay Area rhymes of none other than Too $hort, coming to you for free at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. Simply RSVP here to get in the door for this formidable hip-hop show. In case you don't know why, Wes Flexner wrote a fine preview in this week's paper. The official word is 9:30 p.m. showtime, but in my experience these hip-hop shows always run late.

The TV screen offers middling options: one of the final episodes of Men In Trees (10 p.m., ABC) and a profile of John Adams biographer David McCullough (7 p.m., HBO). You know what that means, shorty.