COMICS—Will Eisner was one of the most influential cartoonists ever to practice the form, and to honor his life and work, cities all over the world are celebrating "Will Eisner Week," with workshops, readings, and other events. Portland's in for a treat: Tonight, Eisner's former editor Diana Schutz—of Dark Horse Comics—will go in-depth about Eisner's 70-year career. AH
Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis, 7 pm, FREE

ARTS—Maybe the easiest way to go back to school is simply to take advantage of Reed Arts Week, the student-curated mini-festival, which has a "daemon" theme this year. Take advantage of visiting artists like Trisha Donnelly and Berlin's Oliver Laric, plus there will be a masquerade ball, a local-music showcase, and more. MS
Reed College, 3202 SE Woodstock, Wed-Sun, see for details