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POPULISM—Entertainment for People has a surefire formula for pleasing the masses: a smartly curated variety-show hodgepodge of readings, comedy, film, and whatever else strikes the organizers' discriminating fancy. Tonight's installment features the hilarious Beth Lisick (author of Everybody Into the Pool), sketch comedians Michael Fetters and Shelley McLendon, and filmmaker Riley Michael Parker. It's the next best thing to opium and religion. AH
The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $12-15, backfencepdx.com

PAKU-PAKU—Have you checked out Ground Kontrol's slick, Tron-inspired remodel yet? (Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are in the bathroom tiles!) If not—or even if you have—tonight's the night to swing by GK, as it's their monthly Free Play Night. Five bucks gets you in the door, and all the old-school videogames and pinball you can play are free from there on out! EH
Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch, doors at 5 pm, DJs start at 9 pm, $5, 21+