BOOKS—Feminist and queer communities, argues Julia Serano, are often guilty of policing gender and identity just as aggressively as the mainstream does. As a bisexual, femme-identified trans woman, she's experienced such policing firsthand, and she chronicles those experiences (and proposes a new approach to fighting sexism) in her new book Excluded. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

BENEFIT—One of Portland's most beloved fixtures in the dance/music scene, Kathleen Keogh, was assaulted in San Francisco, and has racked up some big medical bills. Cue the ever-generous Portland, always happy to help, with Benefit for Kathleen Keogh, featuring music from Pictureplane and Miracles Club, as well as a reunion of Kathleen's dance squad $kulls, DJ Beyondadoubt, and more! See? Generosity and caring are fun. WSH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8