READING—Dan Kennedy has been mastering the art of humor writing for more than a decade with his delightful, involved pieces in McSweeney's. He also knows how to work a crowd (see: popular storytelling series The Moth). Go to tonight's reading—from Kennedy's debut novel American Spirit—to see the man brandishing his multiple and considerable talents in one place. DVH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

K-POP—If you're unfamiliar with K-pop (Korean pop music), it's jammed full of sugary mind-blasting eye candy that's SO fun to hear and watch. Tonight Holocene and Redefine magazine present Fantastic Baby: The Opulent Kingdom of Contemporary K-Pop—a discussion panel and video series featuring smarty-pants talk about the genre, AND plenty of yummy-tummy video examples! WSH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $5