MUSIC—Enchantress Alela Diane makes lovely folk music that fills a heart with longing and life. Celebrate Diane's lilting wonders with this record-release show for her newest, About Farewell, at the stately Old Church, where a string trio will accompany her. It'll be an elegant backdrop for her soft and stirring songs. CF
w/Holcombe Waller; The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, 7:30 pm, $13-15, all ages

—You probably missed out on getting tickets to tonight's sold-out Temple Grandin reading at the Bagdad, so turn your attention to another Powell's-sponsored gem: Author Jami Attenberg reads from her great novel The Middlesteins, a witty portrait of love, compromise, and disappointment in one mixed-up family. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 6:30 pm, FREE