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GIVE A SHIT—Tired of loafing around with those pothead housemates who, like, forgot to vote? Get a drink at Give a Shit Club tonight, a happy hour hosted by the Mercury and Bus Project for young people who give one or even two shits about politics and their communities. Tonight features super quick briefs on Queer Patrol and the Williams Bikeway Project. SM
Vendetta, 4306 N Williams, 6:30-8 pm, FREE

MULTI-MEDIUM—John Sayles is best known as a screenwriter and director, but his ambitions aren't limited to film: His massive new novel A Moment in the Sun, just out from McSweeney's, takes a ranging look at the US at the turn of the century—that means Gold Rush, yellow journalism, and war in Cuba. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE