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SARCASM X—Obama's election means we can pretty much declare the whole "racism" thing over. Author Damali Ayo (How to Rent a Negro) helps us navigate our fabulous newtopia with a reading from her guide to America Obamistan! Land Without Racism. Yes, we can! Yes, we did! Yes, this is completely sarcastic! JC
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

GREASE MEGAMIX—Seeing your ex-boyfriend sing Carl Sagan on a vocoder is one of two things. Possibly: fun. Likely: a terrible, awful nightmare from which you will never wake. How fitting that the weekly Baby Ketten Karaoke brings their unrelenting song collection and bag of tricks to the Woods, a former funeral home-turned-venue. JV
The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie, 9 pm, FREE

Your compass for navigating the newtopia: My, What a Busy Week!