Brainstorming doesn't really breed creativity, and people are able to solve 30 percent more insight puzzles when they're slightly inebriated. In Jonah Lehrer's new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, the contributing editor at Wired explains the cognitive science behind decisions. "We’ll learn about Bob Dylan’s writing method and the drug habits of poets. We’ll spend time with a bartender who thinks like a chemist and an autistic surfer who invented a new surfing move. We’ll look at a website that helps us solve seemingly impossible problems and we’ll go behind the scenes at Pixar," he writes. Politics & Prose. 7 p.m.
LAUGHS, FILM & MUSIC
Kasabian at the 9:30 Club is SOLD OUT!
The Bottom Dollars with the Nuclears at DC9. 9 p.m. $8.
Book Club with Michael Smerconish at E Street Cinema. Chris Matthews sits down with radio and TV personality Michael Smerconish and "Book Club" to discuss his new bestseller, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.
Ivy League of Comedy — Spring Edition, a night of stand-up comedy by professionals who went to Ivy League schools only to disappoint their parents by quitting their high-paying jobs for gigs at comedy clubs. Riot Act Comedy Theater. 7 p.m. $22.