The Science of The Simpsons

The Anti-Cover Band: Everyone's favorite punk cover band/super group TV Casualty assemble at Johnny Brenda's to bring us their take on the seminal punk band Black Flag, with Dan Yemon from Paint It Black doing his best Henry Rollins, Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Atom Goren of Atom & His Package and Brian Sokel of Franklin. Get your tickets quick, these guys almost always sell out! $10; 9 p.m.

Simpson Science: As part of the Philadelphia Festival of Science, physics professor Dr. Paul Halpern pays a visit to the Kingessing Brank Free Library to discuss how watching "The Simpsons" could be a very valuable science lesson. Learn how the several members of the Ivy League-educated writing team slip in painstakingly researched facts about global warming, cloning, Newton's law, robots, evolution and more. 1 p.m.

Iron & Wine: The Electric Factory will swell tonight with the rich orchestra and grandiose sound of Sam Beam and his Iron & Wine, supporting his latest, most ambitious, and country-tinged LP, Kiss Each Other Clean. $29.50; 8:30 p.m.

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