Plans for tonight: Phillip Phillips at UCCU
• Filmmaker Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding," "Amelia") will deliver the David P. Gardner Graduate Lecture, with the topic "Between Two Worlds: Creating Identity," at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Following the lecture is a screening of Nair's latest movie, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," over at Orson Spencer Hall. The lecture begins at 5:30; the movie starts at 7, and Nair will take part in a Q-and-A after the movie. The event is free.
• The "Short Circuit Tour" featuring underground hip-hop performers Toki Wright, Kristoff Krane and Carnage lands at Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $15, at Smith's Tix or 24Tix.