BOOKS—Reading is exceptionally important. Just as important: Placing well-curated books throughout your home to lord that reading over guests and family members. It's terrifically enjoyable, and it doesn't have to bleed you dry. Hit up the Friends of the Multnomah County Library's 40th Used Book Sale this weekend, and sift through thousands of inexpensive bragging rights. DVH
DoubleTree, 1000 NE Multnomah, Fri 6-9 pm (members only, $10), Sat 9 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm, Mon 9 am-3 pm (50 percent discount day)

MUSIC—Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter of Phantogram have a lock on nonchalantly cool rhythm and slightly druggy mystique. Their electronic music is well suited to similarly beat-driven pursuits like walking purposefully or swaying knowingly at one of their spacily transportive live performances. MS
w/Giraffage; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $18-20, all ages