WORLD VOICES—New York's PEN World Voices Festival is dedicated to celebrating and promoting international literature. Tonight, PEN sponsors its first-ever event in Portland, a reading with American Book Award-winning poet Rigoberto González, co-sponsored by the invaluable Miracle Theatre Group. AH
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 7:30 pm, $10

HIT THE JACKPOT—Following Thursday's fundraiser screening of The TAMI Show, the Jackpot Film & Music Festival kicks off in earnest tonight with a week's worth of free music flicks. Tonight watch the hidden history of the Windy City in You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk, and later in the week check out documentaries on Rough Trade and the Mellotron, a live show by the legendary Jandek, plus the always worthwhile Psych Night! NL
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Mon-Wed 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, FREE (Jandek and Thurston Moore on Thurs April 29, 7 pm, $20)

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