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GAMEPLAY—Jane McGonigal's ideas are revolutionary: She sees games as a potential force for social change, both online and off. In her book Reality Is Broken, she demonstrates why games are often more engaging than reality, and how we can harness that knowledge to make reality better. AH
Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman, 7 pm, $15

TREAT YO'SELF—Think festival season is coming to a close? Nope. Bon AppÉtit's Feast Portland, a four-day celebration all things Portland food, is the latest culture binge to join the throng. Get ready to taste everything from sandwiches to wine, take bike rides with chefs, and let food luminaries like How to Cook Everything author Mark Bittman inspire you to eat better than ever. MS
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $25, feastportland.com for full schedule for Thurs-Sun