Havoc in Suburbia
Reed throws a big brainy hoedown with "an evening of gelastic puppetry and psychic geography." It starts off with two great writers, Matthew Stadler and Jonathan Raymond, reading from a collaborative work. Then Dim Sum Puppet Opera performs a theatrical interpretation of Gregory Crewdson's photographs, and to top it all off, Show Me the Pink rocks Portland for the second to last time before flying the coop for Richmond, VA. STUDENT UNION at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, 6:30 pm, free


Augusten Burroughs
Humorist/memoirist Augusten Burroughs is great if you consider David Sedaris heavy reading. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Eric Schlosser
Eric Schlosser, one of our greatest nonfiction writers, buys some time for his long-promised book on the prison system with Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food, targeted at teen readers. After the reading, there will be a special reception for the author at McDonald's. Powell's at First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park, 228-4651, 7 pm, free