READY—Nerd-made-good Ernest Cline shot onto the bestseller lists with Ready Player One, his reference-laden sci-fi adventure tale that impressed geeks and non-geeks alike. He's also an affable, clever guy—meaning his reading tonight should be a lot of fun. EH
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

—Call him Bigfoot, call him Sasquatch—either way he's got huge feet and you're curious. Join historian Doug Kenck-Crispin from Kick Ass Oregon History for a lecture on the conspiracies (and realities) surrounding this elusive hairy dude. It's also the Jack London Bar's one-year anniversary and there will be free cake. ZP
Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7:30 pm, FREE