PLOUFFE, THERE IT IS: Funny lady and Dallas Observer contributor Andrea Grimes calls David Plouffe "the Red Bull that gave America wings," the best quip we've heard to answer the "Kool-Aid" grumbling so popular this time last year. The former campaign manager for Barack Obama signs his book, The Audacity to Win, at Angelika Dallas, 6PM.
SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND: If local singer songwriters are your thing, you'll dig Songwriters in the Round at Opening Bell Coffee from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Becky Middleton, 3-5 artists play with audience discussions, questions are welcomed! $5 is the suggested donation.
HAPPY EFFICIENT HOLIDAYS: Have you heard about Mockingbird Station's "Get Gifted" campaign? Discounts at shops like Skateboarding Supply and Francesca's are offered from 5-9PM each weeknight now until December 18. All's you've got to do is mention the program at these retailers -- the property anticipates the parking crunch by letting free valet service -- and get those 'bows ready before the good stuff is picked over.