BOOKS—He won a Pulitzer Prize for his great 2007 novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—and he deserved it, too. Now Junot Díaz is in town promoting the paperback release of his equally deserving short-story collection This Is How You Lose Her. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

MUSIC—I never said I was cool, and this is extremely evident by the glee I exhibited over the Moody Blues coming to town. THE MOODY BLUES! The veterans of spacey, lush, cheeseball tunes like "Your Wildest Dreams," "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," "Ride My See-Saw," and "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)." Sooo delightfully dorkball. Dress in your finest white satins! CF
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 8 pm, $46-109.50, all age