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ABSOLUTELY TRUE—Sherman Alexie is one of the most distinctive, vital writers working today: His work is tough, surprising, heartbreaking, and political without ever preaching. Admission to tonight's reading includes a copy of his new story collection Blasphemy, which combines a greatest-hits selection of past stories with 15 new ones. AH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $27

T-800—Oregon Humanities' latest entry in their Think & Drink series? "The Future of Robotic Warfare." Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Read will moderate the conversation, featuring General Merrill "Tony" McPeak (ret.) and national security law expert Tung Yin. To be discussed? How robots will fight our wars... before INEVITABLY TURNING ON US AND ENSLAVING US ALL. EH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 6:30 pm, FREE, all ages