FILM—The greatest invention ever? That'd be the flying guillotine, which is like a hat! On a string! You can throw it at people! AND IT CUTS OFF THEIR HEADS. 1977's Fatal Flying Guillotine is a prequel to one of the greatest kung fu flicks ever (1976's Master of the Flying Guillotine), and here's your chance to see it—on the only known 35mm print in existence. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7

READING—Sherman Alexie was the Multnomah County Library's 2013 "Everybody Reads," meaning that people all over the city have enjoyed the great novels The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Ten Little Indians. Tonight, celebrate books and your community with a night with Alexie, one of the smartest, funniest, and bravest authors of his generation. AH
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $20-51.75