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HOCKEY—Coming fresh off a championship season, the Winterhawks have struggled of late to flaunt Portland's dominance. But I'm going to assume the Hawks hate Spokane as much as the rest of us hate Spokane, and that the old magic will spark anew tonight. So go watch the Spokane Chiefs be humiliated in this hockey match-up. DVH
Rose Garden (ugh, fine, Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $14.75-$55

LITERARY BARHOP—Books 'n' booze are two great local passions, and LitHop PDX brings them together into one irresistible package: A bunch of bars within stumbling distance are taken over by publishers and reading series, like Tin House Books and the Bad Blood poetry series, followed by an afterparty at the Eagles Lodge. AH
Various bars on SE Hawthorne between 42nd & 50th, 7-10 pm, afterparty at the Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, 10 pm-midnight, FREE