Tonight:

The Seattle University Law School is hosting a panel discussion on the panhandling regulations being proposed by City Councilmember Tim Burgess. Burgess will be there to argue for the proposed rules, which target "aggressive panhandling"

Also taking part in the panhandling forum: Anita Khandelwal, an attorney with The Defender Association's Racial Disparity Project.

The Disparity Project, as Erica C. Barnett reported, put out an analysis last month claiming that Burgess' proposal doesn't address the most common complaints people have made about aggressive panhandlers, and that most of the complaints would be addressed by existing law.

Tim Harris, Real Change Executive Director and outspoken advocate for the homeless (and always great on panels), and Downtown Seattle Policy Director, Jon Scholes, are also taking part in the discussion.

Tonight at 7 pm, at the Seattle University School of Law (901 12th Avenue, Room C5).

See all of tonight's picks here.

Tomorrow:

San Francisco band Or, the Whale may be the primary upholders of contemporary beard culture. They're named after the greatest bearded novel in literary history. Their florid steel guitars and strong female harmonies make their music some of the prettiest in the indie country realm. They do a perfectly sleepwalking and almost un-ironic cover of Britney Spears' Toxic. They even wear matching flannel (although that might be a joke).



Playing with OTW is Seattle's The Maldives, (the bands are touring together right now). Two seven-piece rock and roll bands getting crunchy together on the stage of the Tractor Tavern.

After-work beers don't get much more solid than that.

With Weinland, tomorrow at the Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW), at 9 pm. Tickets are $10. 21+.

Tomorrow's Full Calendar:

Yet another reminder that you're missing out on the most awesome music block party in the country next week: Sportin' Life Records SXSW send-off party, featuring label star D. Black, with Fatal Lucciauno, Spaceman, SK, and Marissa. Wednesday night at the Comet (922 E. Pike Street), at 8 pm. $5 cover. 21+.

The Police Chief Search Committee, a 26-member panel appointed by Mayor McGinn, is meeting to finalize the criteria their use to hire the new SPD Chief of Police. Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, in City Hall's Bertha Knight Landes Room (600 4th Ave, First Floor).

The local non-profit Environmental Outreach and Stewardship Alliance is presenting a panel discussion on green solutions for managing storm water runoff, featuring local designers and representatives from Seattle Public Utilities and King County Waste water. There will be snacks. Wednesday night at EOS Alliance (650 S Orcas St., Suite 220) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. RSVP here.

Mayor McGinn is going to be at tomorrow night's Ballard District Council Meeting to present five Ballard Community Service Awards to members of the community. Wednesday at 8 pm at the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW).