HIKING—Paul Gerald's welcoming, knowledgeable guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland is your best bet for enjoying the summer away from the city—and tonight, he's appearing at Powell's Books on Hawthorne to celebrate the book's latest edition. Here's your chance to pry open his brain for secret tips and overlooked trails. EH
Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 7:30 pm, FREE

PUPPETS—Many people are naturally skeptical of puppets; I sympathize. But Katie McClenahan has been throwing clever and delightful grownup-oriented puppet shows in Portland for years now—so we trust that her new show, Pop + Puppetry, which features collaborations between puppeteers and pop bands PWRHAUS, Sara Jackson-Holman, and Mojave Bird, will be something special. AH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8